Some people may find it hard to make time to create their own Halloween costume. I recommend that you consider “shopping your closet” and simply making outerwear that can be worn as everyday wear.
Some clothing that you may already own can be used for costumes – like a flapper, Mary Poppins, a […]
Learning something new can be so stressful. I suggest doing your research first or finding a mentor to help you. When you just have ambition this doesn’t always happen and sometimes lessons are best learned from mistakes. I am willing to share mine here today with you.
This year, for my August birthday, I wanted to […]
Dress replicas are one of my favorite things to sew. They may not always come out exact although the more I do the better I get at making them. I’m always learning new sewing skills to become a better teacher.
When I first started my first sewing business, Dresses by Tracy McElfresh, I stitched and stitched and […]
Honestly, before 2011 I really did’t know much at all about David Bowie. I had never heard a song, seen a video, or seen any of the awesome costumes he wore.
I was asked to help with the production called The Rise and the Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars. The […]
Happy New Year! I’m excited for 2016 to begin although, before moving forward I would like to look back at my little learning experiences of 2015. Some fails and some success!
The first thing I made last year was the Snow Flake Dress Replica I was putting off from 2014. Whenever I wore this 1940s […]
I saw the most beautiful butterfly dress online and it got me thinking, could I make one like no other. After hours of researching I found a fabric designer on Spoonflower that made large scale butterfly prints. I started saving my dollars, seeing who else made butterfly dresses and researching the design I thought […]
My very first white dress was a replica from the 1977 movie Star Wars, Episode 5, A New Hope. The Princess Leia formal gown is more formal and made more like her real dress.
The thing most people do not know is that there were two white dresses Carrie Fisher wore. I discovered it when my […]