Monday, September 12, 2011

Meet Carmen and Tracy

You've met Carmen before.  She's a long-time customer of mine.  When I wrote my post, "Why Can't I Find a 50s Dress to Fit Me?", Carmen went out and bought the Vogue pattern 1172 that I suggested.

Carmen is very lucky to have Tracy Popken of Salvage House Boutique in her personal fashion arsenal.  Tracy is a fashion designer and seamstress in Dallas, TX who specializes in restoring, remaking, and replicating vintage clothing.  She used that Vogue pattern to custom make the dress Carmen is wearing in the first photo.  Tracy did a phenomenal job on this dress and doesn't Carmen look stunning?  A talented seamstress is worth her weight in gold if she can make you look this good!

10 comments:

Niftic Vintage said...

Fabulous dress! What a talent!

Anonymous said...

Wonder if Tracy gleaned her interest in sewing from her grandmother--like you did?
Dress looks soo professional!

those tricks said...

Carmen looks amazing.
And I think I met Tracy a few years ago after admiring her self-made dress at an art opening.
I've got to get down to her shop asap!!

Victoria said...

Carmen looks fabulous, a very beautiful dress and Carmen too!

The Glamorous Housewife said...

Beautiful! The fabric pattern is so pretty, and the dress fits like a glove. The best thing about getting a vintage dress made for you is it will never go out of style.

Thanks doll,
The Glamorous Housewife

annimal said...

Beautiful reproduction!! Carmen is lucky to have a skilled tailor, the dress fits like a dream!

CarmenDahling said...

Thanks y'all! Tracy took me by the hand to the fabric outlet and helped overwhelmed me choose a floral print for this dress she so skillfully made in May. Tracy has the talent of young Coco; and all who know her have great expectations for her future in fashion.

deang said...

Era-appropriate hat and gloves, too.

whoFilets said...

Carmen you look fantastic! I love the hat (and shoes and gloves, matched)!

verobirdie said...

What a good job! Carmen has the perfect dress!

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