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

By | 2018-05-28T07:34:37+00:00 May 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 […]

Draping the Design of a Dream Dress Inspired by Frida Kahlo

By | 2017-02-27T11:26:56+00:00 February 27th, 2017|1930s Style Fashion, makes of 2017, Tracy Designs Dresses|

There was a time when I wanted to be a painter like Frida Kahlo. Fine arts painting brought me joy. I took numerous classes at Rosewood Art Centre in Kettering. I spent countless dollars on supplies like Cobalt blue and a Winton hog hair flat brush #6. My practices were entertaining and time-consuming. My painting […]

DIA Frida Inspired Dress

By | 2017-02-08T00:37:21+00:00 November 9th, 2015|1930s Style Fashion, Fashion Dress Replicas, Makes of 2015, Sew Dayton, Tracy Designs Dresses, Uncategorized|

Frida Kahlo inspires so many artists. Is it her art, her awesome girl power, her big and bold style, her sadness in her paintings or just her dramatic character?

notes from DIA

My red Frida Kahlo inspired dress was designed after our trip to the Frida Diego art […]

The Frida Dress

By | 2017-02-07T23:42:39+00:00 September 17th, 2015|Early 20th Century Style Fashion, Fashion Dress Replicas, Makes of 2015, Tracy Designs Dresses, Uncategorized|

Tracy McElfresh

The Frida Dress all started with this clay sculpture my husband brought me back from Portland, Oregon.

Tracy McElfresh

Then I picked my fabric, Alexander Henry’s Fabric.

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