Guest Blogger Gayle Sampson on Wearable Art

By | 2017-10-16T06:28:54+00:00 October 16th, 2017|1800s Style Fashion, 1900s Style Fashion|

When Tracy asked me to write about my wearable art, and pick a piece that meant a lot to me, and about the new Etsy store I’m developing, my first thought was “Oh, this is so cool! What fun!” She is, after all, the lady who taught me how to read a pattern after years […]

Easy 2 Piece Sweater Knit Design Hack by Tracy McElfresh

By | 2017-10-02T08:21:01+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|1950s Style Fashion|

Why all the stress of winter clothing? Well, winter clothing is a challenge because buying winter fabric costs more money than summer fabric.  You will need time to plan so you don’t waste. I have a bunch of mismatch outfits from not planning and just buying fabric I like.  Knowing what looks good on you […]

The One Hour Pattern Hack

By | 2017-09-04T07:41:58+00:00 September 4th, 2017|1960s Style Fashion, makes of 2017|

I sometimes ask myself why I am doing all of this? What is my motivation? What makes me happy?

Most people that sew will tell you that buying fabric and making things is what brings them joy and I am no different. Last week I made 6 lined curtain panels, 4 shirts, 3 rush order hems […]

Easy Viking Apron Dress

By | 2017-08-28T07:54:13+00:00 August 28th, 2017|makes of 2017, Tracy Designs Dresses|

Dramatic play is so important to children. I can remember making up dresses or clothing out of scraps of fabric, tying or even stapling pieces together. Adults love to play and its good to break free from structure and let the possibilities run wild! You may not make something perfect, but who cares. Perfection can […]

Evolution of the One Piece Insta Dress

By | 2017-08-21T10:03:14+00:00 August 21st, 2017|makes of 2017, Tracy Designs Dresses|

Before we were get stared I wanted to share with you a project from last week. I’m so honored my home town of Kettering asked me to be in their Play2Day video.

Here we go~Do you know the old saying that goes “the less pieces a garment has the easier it is to put together?” […]

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