Star Wars, Now and Then

By |2020-10-26T07:03:39-04:00October 26th, 2020|Costumes, Fashion Dress Replicas, Formal Wear, Makes of 2009, Tracy Designs Dresses|

My very first white dress was a replica of Princess Leia’s formal gown from the 1977 Star Wars film, “A New Hope.” If that sounds like a lot it, it is. Almost ten years later and reading this old blog post helped me recognize my growth as both a writer and a designer.

My first experience […]

My Retro Sewn Etsy Shop

By |2017-02-08T01:17:00-05:00April 11th, 2016|Art made by Tracy McElfresh, Tracy Designs Dresses, Uncategorized|

Life moves and changes so fast. Today I am taking a look back at my etsy shop. I started TRacyseWS, my etsy shop in 2009 as a way to start selling the multiple retro dolls and hats I was designing. Slowly it stated changing to my vintage inspired, handmade dresses. Then to a custom […]

The Sheath Dress

By |2017-02-08T01:24:40-05:00February 8th, 2016|1960s Style Fashion, Fashion Shows, Formal Wear, Makes of 2010, Uncategorized|

The sheath dress is one I know well, I’ve made this dress over 25 times. In 2010 I practiced on everyone’s different measurements and body types and gifted many of these dresses. The sheath dress is generally a fitted garment that length hits right below the knees. It has been worn by Michelle Obama, […]

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