Monday, March 9, 2015

More Orphan Dress Pictures!

 I can't believe it's already March!  My blog has needed some updating for quite some time!  It's been a busy winter/early spring so far.  There must be a lot of "Little Orphan Annie" plays, dances, and recitals going on!

I've received a few calls lately, wondering if I was still making these dresses.....and the answer is "yes" blog is soooo out of date, that people were wondering if I disappeared or something.

I have uploaded a few pictures that I believe aren't on here yet.
Some of them may be duplicates, but please bear with me.  My computer brain is pretty slow.

Just a few notes on the dresses:

1) Choice of material:  if you have a color preference, or choice between flowered and plaid, I can usually find something you will like.
If you want the EXACT dress you see probably won't happen.
2) The ORPHAN COSTUME consists of a Dress, Pinafore, and Scarf.  This costs $50.00.

3) If you would like BLOOMERS to go with the costume, they are an additional $15.00.

4) SHIPPING for one dress is $6.00.
     Shipping for two dresses is $12.00.
     Shipping for more than two will be determined by weight.
     I normally ship things 1-3 day Priority Mail USPS.

5) It usually takes me about 3 working days to make a costume.  This includes the bloomers, if requested.
This of course, depends on how many orders I have at the time.  Call me if you have any questions on a time-frame.

6) Please call or email me if you have any questions.
I check my email on a daily basis, and am finally getting used to having my cell phone with me at all times!  

Monday, February 17, 2014

Check out my new Etsy shop (Tracis Thread)!
I have posted some listings at a great sale price!  They were rented once, and some of them were ripped by accident. (This is why I no longer rent costumes!)  They have been repaired and cleaned, and actually look more "orphan-like" with a couple more patches on them now.  I also listed bloomers to go along with the costume. Of course, I will always take custom orders for my normal price of $50.00 for the dress, pinafore, and scarf. Just send me a note, and I will get back to you as soon as I can!

Added note (as of 09/30/14):
The sale costumes have been sold for quite some time now. I have been side-lined with a hospital stay, and am just now getting back to sewing....just in time for play and recital season!!  Yay!!!!
I will be adding new "Orphan Annie" dresses soon to my ETSY shop, and will be open for orders on ETSY and my blog.
Orphan costumes cost $50.00 and include a dress, pinafore, and scarf.
Bloomers are an extra $15.00, if you would like them.
Please drop me a line at my email address (right column) if you have any questions!

Thank you so much to my past, present and future customers!!

Traci Grapevine

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Memory Bear....Retirement

Another "Memory Bear" made for a friend that was retiring at the end of 2013. I absolutely love making these bears...they seem so lovable and human when I get them done!  I almost hate to give them away!
I'm working on a tan one like this right now, and another one made out of the remnants from some crib sheets and dust ruffle I made for a client.  That one is made from different fabrics, so it's rather cute!
I will post pictures of them when they are finished!

Orphan Dress's obviously been ages since I have updated my blog.  I had to take a break to have some surgery on my hand, which resulted in a nasty infection and several doctor visits. Needless to say, things have resolved on their own (no thanks to the doctors), and I am slowly getting back into sewing.

I have had many calls and emails on the prices for the orphan dresses, plus orders that always seem to pile up after January. is what I charge for a basic orphan dress:

The costume consists of a dress (lighter fabric), pinafore (several color choices available), and scarf (lighter fabric with patches). This is available for $50.00, plus $5.00 for postage. If you live outside the continental USA, I would charge the actual postage needed to mail the package.  For example, I sent one to Australia, which cost more postage, obviously.
Bloomers are also available for an additional $15.00.

Monday, July 1, 2013


Decided to cover my crummy couch pillows with something a little more colorful.  I'm thinking about making pillow covers with zippers, so you can change your pillows without having to store the whole pillow....just the covers.  Sure would make my lack of storage a lot better!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Another "orphan dress" costume!
This one went to Arizona.  She requested bloomers and the pinafore in the maroon check fabric.  I think they turned out kind of cute...may have to make more of these!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Little "Orphan" Annie Costumes

Picture of some of the "orphan" costumes I made! Aren't these the cutest  girls?