Interview w/ Fairy Godmother Creations, Liane Wagner

By |2018-04-16T06:50:07+00:00April 16th, 2018|Interviews w/Sewists, Uncategorized|

Owned by Liane Wangner, Fairy Godmother is a successful local sewing business that specializes in repurposing family memories into new family heirlooms. Liane and her staff will take items like wedding dresses and make them into christening gowns, teddy bears, Christmas tree skirts and all kinds of things. You should check out what she does […]

Let’s Get Trashy by Tracy McElfresh

By |2018-02-19T06:27:11+00:00February 19th, 2018|Art made by Tracy McElfresh|

I was born into a long line of family junkers. Today, I am proud to say it taught me to be resourceful and creative. I am honored to share some personal trash to treasure with you!

Finding some old junk in the garage, sewing room or literal trash that you do not have to buy and […]

Evolution of the T-Shirt into T-Skirt

By |2017-10-09T07:01:28+00:00October 9th, 2017|makes of 2017, refashion, Tracy Designs Dresses|

It’s no secret I love buying new fabric as much as I love making things. However, I’m about to present you with a project that is free from buying new fabric, is easy and is eco-friendly.

It all started in 2016 when Ms. Glenda Miles owner of Creative Communion in Pendleton Art Center asked if […]

Year of the Up-Cycle Dress by Tracy McElfresh

By |2017-04-10T09:02:24+00:00April 10th, 2017|refashion, Table Cloth Dresses, Tracy Designs Dresses|

I am on the brink of the biggest Up-cycle project to date, the beer can dress, which brings me here today.

A little back story before we begin. As a child my mother didn’t believe in buying anything new. I was 16 with 2 baby sisters and all of the extra money my family had went […]

Princess Diana Dress by Tracy McElfresh

By |2017-02-07T23:02:10+00:00January 30th, 2017|1980s Fashion, makes of 2017, refashion, Uncategorized|

Last week was another awesome week, although it went by fast! My website launch is getting down to the wire.  Make sure you don’t miss my Virtual Launch Party. It’s going to be free, fun, have prizes and it’s all online! No need to go anywhere!

Let’s take a quick look at my Princess Di inspired dress and […]

The 30 Minute Dress and under $3!

By |2017-02-08T00:28:36+00:00August 15th, 2016|1980s Fashion, Fashion Dress Replicas, Makes of 2016, refashion, Tracy Designs Dresses, Uncategorized|

This is one of the easiest dresses I have ever made on my serger! Don’t despair if you do not have a serger you can use your sewing machine with the zig zag stitch and it will work fine.  Here is how I did it…..

Tracy sews the 30 minute dress Kettering

Table Cloth Dress Series Pink Lilies

By |2017-02-07T23:14:07+00:00September 29th, 2015|1950s Style Fashion, Table Cloth Dresses, Uncategorized|

This is another example of a dress I made that cost under $1. In 2010 there was not a lot of money and I wanted to work my craft. My husband was loosing his job from as the GM of Borders Book Store. He was planning on opening a brewery and I was planning my […]