Rocking With A Favorite Fabric Designer

By |2019-08-12T06:52:35-04:00August 12th, 2019|1960s Style Fashion, Uncategorized|

I have totally fallen in love with the concept of only shopping local or small indie shops this year. Meeting and getting to know real people that sew brings me such joy. Although, any opportunity to make a new dress is all right with me…

Waynesville’s, Fabric Shack, is a fabric store […]

Fast, Fake and Easy Smocking Sewing Machine Style

By |2018-05-14T06:40:29-04:00May 14th, 2018|1940s Style Fashion, Sewing for Babies, Uncategorized|

Do you want to be remembered? Personalized gifts are the bomb and can easily become family heirlooms. No pleating machine, no problem. You can get this look in a little over an hour with a regular sewing machine!

I had every intention of doing this project by hand the correct way. I was gifted a cute 1940s […]

Vintage Dress Daydream Music Show

By |2017-02-08T01:14:29-04:00February 29th, 2016|Early 20th Century Style Fashion, Fashion Dress Replicas, Formal Wear, Uncategorized|

Saturday my husband, Jeffery and I took a trip to Columbus’s Museum of Art to see Spin Art. It honored record covers by famous artist. I too collect records, some for the vintage covers and some for the art inside.\n\nA girl can dream right? Let’s daydream that I got to go to a few […]

Happy New Year! A Dressmaker’s Year in Review

By |2017-02-08T01:10:43-04:00January 1st, 2016|Makes of 2015, Uncategorized|

Happy New Year! I’m excited for 2016 to begin although, before moving forward I would like to look back at my little learning experiences of 2015. Some fails and some success!

The first thing I made last year was the Snow Flake Dress Replica I was putting off from 2014.  Whenever I wore this 1940s […]

Baby Blue 1930s Dress Replica and Dayton Fashion Week

By |2017-02-08T00:35:10-04:00November 17th, 2015|1930s Style Fashion, Fashion Dress Replicas, Makes of 2012, Uncategorized|

In 2012 before we started Sew Dayton I applied to be in a fashion show called Dayton Fashion Week. It was the first one to be held in Dayton and I was excited to be a part of it.

Tracy McElfresh Dayton Fashion Week […]

1940s Faux Fur Coat

By |2015-09-11T02:24:38-04:00September 11th, 2015|1940s Style Fashion, Makes of 2010, Uncategorized|

Another thing I love to make is outerwear. Coats are so much fun! I get to use all kinds of fun sewing skills when making them.\n\nThis coat was made from a 1940s vintage sewing pattern. The large pockets and lining were done in bright red Winsor Satin.\n\nTracy [...]
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