The Keys to Defining Success

By |2018-11-19T07:04:37+00:00November 19th, 2018|1970s Style Fashion, Early 20th Century Style Fashion, Fashion Dress Replicas, Heirloom Sewing, Tracy Designs Dresses, Uncategorized|

My Secrets to Turning My Hobby Job into a Success

The first year I went into business I got a good bit of negative feedback. People would say, “Good luck with that” or “Good luck with your business” and “People actually pay you to make clothing?” My favorite though, “If there’s ever a zombie apocalypse your […]

Sewing Dress Replicas (Retro Reveiw)

By |2017-02-08T00:58:37+00:00January 17th, 2016|Costumes, Fashion Dress Replicas, Uncategorized|

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 […]

Classic Cars with Matching Dresses

By |2017-02-07T23:27:45+00:00September 17th, 2015|Makes of 2012, Tracy Designs Dresses, Uncategorized|

In 2013 Marita a mother of a model that I met at Dayton’s Fashion Week in 2012 came to me with a special request. She wanted a dress from the same time period as her classic car to wear to shows. I too loving the clean steam lines, colors and designs of the classics […]

Little House on the Prairie Dress

By |2017-02-13T18:02:08+00:00September 17th, 2015|Early 20th Century Style Fashion, Fashion Dress Replicas, Makes of 2015, Tracy Designs Dresses, Uncategorized|

I have a few really cool vintage dresses that I have been saving to take apart and study. May be this winter I will make time. I made my Little House of the Prairie dress replica from a pattern cover from 1910. I love the little edwardian look.

Tracy McElfresh