With Head Designer/Founder Deborah Nelson's extensive fashion/costume design expertise, Satin Stitches

authors many magazine articles for local, regional and national niche publications concerning performance and dance costume design issues for individuals and teams, as well as costume care tips.

Production Magazine 2016

A Delicate Conversation: Costuming Support for Female Show Choir Performers Article for Productions Magazine August 2016
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Delicate Conversation Productions Magazine Deborah Nelson of Satin Stitches 0816

Production Magazine 2014

Costume Renovation Article for Productions Magazine (back to school issue) 2014
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Costume Renovation article by Deborah Nelson of Satin Stitches

 

Look Your Best

Since February of 2012, Deborah has been sharing tips for the design and care of ballroom dance costumes. Check out each monthly article!
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Look Your Best magazine articles written by Deborah Nelson of Satin Stitches

Apparel - Outlook 2014

Deborah Nelson of Satin Stitches as published in Apparel Magazine

Deborah was asked by Apparel to share her feelings about gridlock in Washington, shifts in consumer demand, must-have technologies, an uptick in U.S. manufacturing, the TPP and much more of what will figure prominently in how the coming year plays out.
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Costuming Tips: Flatter Your Women

By Deborah J. Nelson
(As published in Sing, Sing, Sing Magazine Summer 2013)
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Building Blocks of Winning Show Choir Costume Design

Building Blocks of a Winning Show Choir written by Deborah Nelson of Satin Stitches

By Deborah J. Nelson
(As presented in Productions Magazine: Show Choir Products and News May/June 2013)
Costume Design - Ahhhh. For most groups-it's a love-hate relationship! My husband says (jokingly, I might add), "What's all the fuss? It's not rocket science!" But that's it - costume design is NOT a science - it is an art.
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Tips for Creating Masculine Costumes for your Show Choir Boys

What's a dead giveaway that you've ordered your girl's show choir costumes but just tried to sew your boy's costumes - either to save money or because you couldn't find 'ready made' matching or coordinating costumes? (As published in Sing, Sing, Sing Summer 2012)

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Custom Vs. Catalog Costumes

By Deborah J. Nelson
(As published on DanceStage.com December 2008)
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Crafty Costuming

Experts in dance design weigh in on making careful costume choices.
By Wendy Garofoli (Deborah J. Nelson was quoted in this article)
(As published in The Dancer Magazine October 2008)
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Costume Connection

Costume Companies answer frequently asked questions from school owners.
By Deborah J. Nelson (and additional dance costume professionals)
(As published in Dance Studio Life Magazine November 2007)
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Costume Solutions

Dance Teacher Questions Column
By Deborah J. Nelson (and additional dance costume professionals)
(As published in Goldrush Magazine March/April 2006)
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Announcing Custom Cheer Competition Uniforms from Satin Stitches®!

By Deborah J. Nelson
(As published in Cheerleading Magazine June/July 2005)
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Should Your Competitive Dance or Cheer Team Spend the Bucks for Something Special?

Making a Case for High Quality, Custom Performance Costuming
By Deborah J. Nelson
(As published in Cheerleading Magazine June/July 2005)
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Keeping Current on the Latest Dance and Cheer Styles

By Deborah J. Nelson
(As published in Cheerleading Dance & Drill Magazine January/February 2005)
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Effective Costuming

From the Basics to the Details
By Deborah J. Nelson
(As published in Cheerleading Dance & Drill Magazine January/February 2005)
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Coaches: Thinking of Ordering New Uniforms?

What You Need to Think About Besides the Design
By Deborah J. Nelson
(As published in Cheerleading Dance & Drill Magazine September/October 2004)
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"What to Think About When Ordering New Costumes or Uniforms"

By Deborah J. Nelson
(As published in MADT Spring Newsletter 2004)
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Style Sense and Sensibility: Design Choices to Flatter Every Shape

by Deborah J. Nelson
(As published in Dance Teacher Magazine - Costume & Production Preview 2000)
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Competition 2000: Dressed to Impress

To Project The Best Image, Take A Uniform Approach
by Deborah J. Nelson
(As published in Dance Spirit, October 1999)
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Costume Care - When Bad Things Happen

Deal With It Immediately!
By Deborah J. Nelson
(As published in Dancer Magazine, January 2003)
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Girls DO Sweat! Tips for Sweaty Costumes

By Deborah J. Nelson
Head Designer for Satin Stitches® Ltd.
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Taking Care of Performance Costumes

By Deborah J. Nelson
Head Designer for Satin Stitches® Ltd.
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Long Live Your Costumes and Uniforms

By Deborah J. Nelson
Head Designer for Satin Stitches® Ltd.
(As published in Dance Director's Survival Guide, 2002)
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