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 […]

Interview with a Family of Master Costumers

By |2018-03-12T07:09:42-04:00March 12th, 2018|Costumes, Fashion Dress Replicas, Interviews w/Sewists|

Do you ever wonder what it is like to be surrounded by a family of the most creative, accurate and highly detailed costumer makers? I do! Tell me this family is not amazing!

I am more than excited to introduce from Merritt Island, Florida “Simple Tricks & Nonsense” otherwise known as Becky, John and John Sr.

Star Wars Imperial Guard Replica by Tracy McElfresh

By |2017-07-10T07:45:01-04:00July 10th, 2017|1970s Style Fashion, Costumes, Fashion Dress Replicas|

First off, this month is already kicking butt! Orders and requests are coming in fast! My best friend and I were honored to be in the Dayton Daily news last Friday, too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A former co-worker, Mark,  from my grocery days at Dorothy Lane Market contacted me with a project. […]

Star Wars Costume Exhibit in Photos

By |2017-06-12T07:06:39-04:00June 12th, 2017|Costume Fashion Art Exhibits, Costumes, Fashion Dress Replicas, makes of 2017, Uncategorized|

Day two of the Cincinnati Museum Center Star Wars exhibit and I had the pleasure of being there. The museum is in an old train station that is currently under construction.

If you go to the exhibit prepare to be blown away. First, I’m no […]

Sewing Dress Replicas (Retro Reveiw)

By |2017-02-08T00:58:37-05:00January 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 […]

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