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.