My Swimwear Journey 2014-2018

By |2018-05-21T06:23:42+00:00May 21st, 2018|1930s Style Fashion, 1940s Style Fashion, 1950s Style Fashion, 1960s Style Fashion, 1970s Style Fashion, Sewing Tips and Tricks, Uncategorized|

When googling swimwear I find articles with titles like Coping with Body Image, Swimsuits for Women Over 40, Amazon’s 21 Best Sellers, Why Women Will Not Wear Swimsuits, How Not to Look Old in a Swimsuit (leave it to Oprah) and Best Day to Buy a Swimsuit (It’s June 8th according to that article). With […]

Cycling Shirt Replica, Pattern Making with Sew a Long

By |2018-04-09T11:50:22+00:00April 9th, 2018|Fashion Dress Replicas, Sewing Tips and Tricks, Today's Fashion, Tracy Designs Dresses|

Don’t judge me, this is my first cycling shirt. With all projects when you are new it is best to start with the easiest parts and build your skill from there. Active wear is considered advanced sewing.

I used my active wear knit, my serger and my new cover stitch machine to make this shirt. You […]

Don’t Do This, The Good, Bad and Ugly! Active Wear Pants

By |2018-03-05T07:55:53+00:00March 5th, 2018|Today's Fashion|

Why are pants so hard to make fit on what would seem to be the most normal bodies? It’s because we are solving the mysteries of the crotch oddities. Measurements for crotch ease, lets just say CURVES, full bottom extensions and being a short woman does not make it any easier. Every year for the […]

Sewing Vintage Swim Wear by Tracy McElfresh

By |2017-07-23T20:53:37+00:00July 23rd, 2017|1960s Style Fashion, makes of 2017, Sewing Tips and Tricks|

I have to warn you making swim wear is addictive. It’s the only clothing that you can sew that will truly save money because it doesn’t take much fabric to make a swim suit. It does, however, take a lot of thread and you should consider swim elastic which really can also be cotton elastic.

Today’s […]

Sewing Active Wear

By |2017-02-08T01:29:45+00:00March 7th, 2016|Tracy Designs Dresses, Uncategorized|

One thing I always need is work out clothes. Gym clothes like bathing suits are expensive although are easy to make and don’t cost $$$ in materials.

Why are knits easy? No ironing, fit is usually not a problem and sewing them up is fast. You will need patience of course.

Here are a few of the patterns, […]