The Witching Hour

By |2018-10-01T06:13:31+00:00October 1st, 2018|1900s Style Fashion, Costumes, Makes of 2014, Uncategorized|

There is a place in my neighborhood we call Witches Tower, some call it Frankenstein’s Castle, but originally it was a look out for NCR (National Cash Register) that is now owned by Five Rivers Metro Parks. This was one of my favorite hang outs as a teen and […]

Chasing Frida Kahlo in a Dress at the Finding Frida Art Exhibit

By |2018-05-28T07:34:37+00:00May 28th, 2018|1920s Style Fashion, 1930s Style Fashion, Art made by Tracy McElfresh, Costumes, Fashion Dress Replicas, Table Cloth Dresses, Tracy Designs Dresses|

Why Frida?

Frida Kahlo is a Mexican artist and icon. She is such a powerful presence for so many female artist. The love for Frida goes beyond her wonderful art, her style and the emotion she portrays. There is a romance and power around her ageless story. In a time where women had little rights Frida […]

Interview with WDTN Channel 2 Meteorologist Jamie Jarosik

By |2017-11-13T06:08:22+00:00November 11th, 2017|Interviews w/Sewists|

Have you ever had a TV celeb that you watched to see what they wore everyday? Without fail, I watch Jamie Jarosik give the weather forecast on WDTN Channel 2 news. For years she has been looking sharp and polished. Jamie has inspired many color combos for dresses I want to make. I am so […]

Goth Deco Fairytale Wedding Dress

By |2017-02-08T01:11:08+00:00May 1st, 2016|1970s Style Fashion, Uncategorized|

I can’t believe it has already been a week since my big fashion show. I’m excited to see all those professional pictures come back from the lovely photographers.

Today I’m going to write about the 1970s replica I made as my 3rd Solids Challenge of 2016. (using solid materials will clearly show craftsmanship as well as any […]

High Style Dress Exhibit at Cincinnati Art Museum

By |2017-02-08T00:33:13+00:00November 30th, 2015|Costume Fashion Art Exhibits, Uncategorized|

As soon as a friend came in our little sewing shop with a copy of the Dayton Daily News article on Cincinnati’s Art Museums High Style exhibit I knew I needed to go see the exhibit right away.\n\nThings I’m not into, hair, make up, uncomfortable shoes and shaving but I love, […]

Baby Blue 1930s Dress Replica and Dayton Fashion Week

By |2017-02-08T00:35:10+00:00November 17th, 2015|1930s Style Fashion, Fashion Dress Replicas, Makes of 2012, Uncategorized|

In 2012 before we started Sew Dayton I applied to be in a fashion show called Dayton Fashion Week. It was the first one to be held in Dayton and I was excited to be a part of it.

Tracy McElfresh Dayton Fashion Week […]