PHOTOS BY // MICHAEL GLEASON PHOTOGRAPHY
TRACY NUTTLE WAS BORN TO CREATE, HAVING KNOWN FROM AN EARLY AGE THAT SHE HAD A PASSION TO MAKE BEAUTIFUL THINGS. IT BECAME CLEAR WHILE SHE WAS STILL A YOUNG GIRL THAT FABRIC, LACE, BEADS AND ANYTHING ELSE SHE SAW AS “PRETTY” MOTIVATED HER TO TURN HER ARTISTIC TALENTS TO TEXTILES AND OTHER WEARABLES, AND USE HER ARTISTIC GIFTS TO BECOME A SEAMSTRESS.
Thus, Tracy’s Creations Custom Specialty Alterations was formed, after decades of learning the craft and working hard.
“I want to make my world a light and beautiful place,” Tracy says. “I love to make things. I love feeling beautiful and want to use my talents to help others feel beautiful too!”
Tracy’s studio is in downtown Fenton. It’s large at 1000 square feet, and she has a dedicated work space and as well as a fitting area that is larger than average, with mirror space. In fact, her space has more room for clients to walk between mirrors and view their gowns than most bridal salons have.
Tracy is a highly skilled craftsperson, designer and seamstress who could do exclusively custom-created projects if she chose to. However, she feels that altering what already exists is a more practical career choice. Tracy’s Creations alters clothing for women and men, personalizing it for the best look and fit within the original design constraints and what the fabric allows.
“I love to see the relief and confidence in my clients as I bring their inner beauty out to shine,” she says. “I aim to help them feel comfortable AND beautiful!”
Alteration requests are sometimes just simple hems and repairs, but often require more extensive changes. Tracy’s skill in clothing construction and design allows her to, as she says, “take things apart, reshape them and put them back together again! My personal standard is that I don’t want it to appear that I even altered it at all,” she adds.
Gowns are the specialty of this artist, and fabric is her medium. Her studio has garment racks full, with gowns hanging everywhere. Projects are planned and scheduled already into next year, and Tracy does all the work herself.
Because the workflow is controlled by Tracy’s mastery of both her time and her materials, getting on her schedule is imperative. Her website, www.tracyscreations. biz, has information about when to take a garment in for alteration, how long it will take and other expectations for your experience with Tracy’s Creations.
As Tracy tells her clients, “Let me help you feel beautiful too!”
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT TRACY’S CREATIONS CUSTOM SPECIALTY ALTERATIONS,
VISIT HER WEBSITE AT WWW.TRACYSCREATIONS.BIZ OR CALL HER AT 810-252-0064.
HER STUDIO IS LOCATED AT 119 N. RIVER STREET IN DOWNTOWN FENTON.
HOURS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.