Barbie and the Matching Stripes

By |2018-09-03T08:20:32+00:00September 3rd, 2018|1950s Style Fashion, Swimwear|

Summer is not over, yet! I made another swimsuit with stripes that match up and look really cool and professional.

Matching stripes is not as hard as it may look. I will walk you through a few simple tips for successful stripe matching. Please remember that learning is a process and failures lead to success. I know […]

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 […]

Replicating Swimwear Made Easy

By |2017-02-08T01:03:58+00:00May 16th, 2016|1950s Style Fashion, Makes of 2016, Uncategorized|

Want to replicate your swimwear easily? First find a swimsuit that has a great cut/fit, one that you don’t mind cutting up.

Tracy McElfresh Replicating Swimwear

Next gather your supplies before getting started!

Some of the things I found very useful: Fine needles, you will be pinning a lot. […]