From Dior to Ready to Wear Score

By |2018-07-09T06:21:40+00:00July 9th, 2018|1950s Style Fashion, Uncategorized|

What most people are not aware of is that a lot of dress styles are not new but instead reflect vintage styles. If you can find the right silhouette most of the time you can alter the pattern just enough to make the dress look like its inspiration. I was honored to be asked to make […]

Tips for Your First Dress Replica Draft

By |2017-03-27T12:30:00+00:00March 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Hello friends,

I have been making replicas for a just few years now. I have found a few great tips that have helped me. It’s another busy week so let’s jump in, when making your first replica you should consider starting with something that is easy to put together. This means barely any pieces, no closures and […]

Sewing Dress Replicas (Retro Reveiw)

By |2017-02-08T00:58:37+00:00January 17th, 2016|Costumes, Fashion Dress Replicas, Uncategorized|

Dress replicas are one of my favorite things to sew. They may not always come out exact although the more I do the better I get at making them. I’m always learning new sewing skills to become a better teacher.

When I first started my first sewing business, Dresses by Tracy McElfresh, I stitched and stitched and […]

My Dress Photo Shoot in Scotland

By |2017-02-07T23:46:36+00:00October 30th, 2015|1800s Style Fashion, Fashion Dress Replicas, Makes of 2015, Uncategorized|

One of the best dresses I stitched made it to a Scotland photo shoot! I know I blogged about the making of this dress although when the photos came back from Scotland I though the dress deserved an entire post to itself.

Tracy McElfresh Dress by Tracy McElfresh Modeling Leslie [...]
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