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Keeping Your Costumes Fresh

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Thu, Feb 02, 2017 @ 14:02 PM

Dance costumes ARE NOT street clothes, and should not be laundered after every performance. Many stage costumes are NEVER laundered, but they are simply aired out and perfumed! Here are some tips:

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Tags: Costume Care Tips, Costume Fabric Tips

Getting Inspired by Costumes

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Mon, Jan 16, 2017 @ 19:01 PM

Continued inspirations for creating our unique, custom performance costuming, here at Satin Stitches, includes watching historic or theatrical costumed television shows, movies and various fashion event, such as perusing the Red Carpet at The Golden Globes. (It’s a tough job, but SOMEBODY has to do it!)

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Tags: Quality in Costumes, Fun Facts

What is an Age Appropriate Costume?

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Wed, Jan 04, 2017 @ 12:01 PM

 

I’ve done articles that deal with inappropriate costumes for children in the past. I will be discussing the other end of the spectrum this time:

The other end of the ‘age appropriate costume’ debate, is costuming for mature adult women. Men: generally you luck out with your costuming as you age, as many of your ballroom costumes include looser-fitting trousers, tuxedos and such. Pouring yourself into a tight one-piece catsuit might be problematic, so then you can refer to my upcoming comments about supportive undergarments.

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Tags: Costume Design Tips, Costume Fit & Size Tips

Holly-Dazzle Your Clothing and Costumes for the Holidays!

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Mon, Dec 05, 2016 @ 16:12 PM

 

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Tags: Costume Design Tips, Costume Budgeting Tips

DWTS Season 23 Finale Costume Critique

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Wed, Nov 23, 2016 @ 13:11 PM

I enjoyed this 23rd season of “Dancing with the Stars”, did you? At the start of every season I’m unfamiliar and unimpressed with the cast lineup. And it seems that every season, I grow to know and love most of the ‘Stars’ (well, nearly all) and truly enjoy hearing their stories and watching their actions on and off the dance floor.

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DWTS Season 23: Week 10 Semi-Finals Costume Critique

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Tue, Nov 15, 2016 @ 14:11 PM

The Semi-Finals for “Dancing with the Stars” already - wow! This week’s show was an exciting one, with lots of fabulous dancing. We learned more about each ‘Star’s’ story and we saw lots of past contestants on stage, and in the audience. AND we saw many pretty good dance costumes and a few really good costumes, but no really, absolutely stunning costumes.

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DWTS Season 23: Week 9 Showstoppers Night Costume Critique

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Tue, Nov 08, 2016 @ 12:11 PM

What a breath of fresh air: watching “Dancing with the Stars” and muting the political commercials! Which are YOU more excited for: the results of our political vote, or our vote for the couple most deserving of the ‘Mirror Ball Trophy’? 

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Tags: DWTS Season 23 Costume Critiques

Shopping Online Dance Stores Versus in a Real Shop

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Thu, Nov 03, 2016 @ 15:11 PM

 

The last time I discussed this subject, it was over two years ago. Now, we have even more shopping options online. What should we be watching out for, besides possible Identity Theft and the compromising of our banking and credit card information?

First of all, the old adage: ‘if it sounds too good to be true, it probably IS too good to be true” should influence your online purchasing! We should all know by now, that just because something looks good in a photo in a web store, it may not be a true representation of what the garment really is. There is PhotoShop and there are ways to pin a garment in the back to make it look good on the front. It remains ‘buyer beware’ in all online purchases unless the very same item is available for viewing and to try on and to feel, at a real brick and mortar shop.

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Tags: Custom Dance Team Costumes, Quality in Costumes

DWTS Season 23: Week 8 Halloween Costume Critique

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Tue, Nov 01, 2016 @ 15:11 PM

What a scary, terrifying night!...Trick or treaters at my door (including scary clowns)…pranks on “Dancing with the Stars”…and the most terrifying – the horrible performance by our home town team – the Minnesota Vikings playing the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football.

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DWTS Season 23: Week 7 Eras Night Costume Critique

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Tue, Oct 25, 2016 @ 13:10 PM

“Dancing with the Stars” featured 8 decades or ‘Eras’ this week and then built upon that theme with the Team Dances for ‘Past’ and ‘Future’. I truly enjoy all historical eras, so I really enjoyed this week’s theme (and the costuming)!

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Tags: DWTS Season 23 Costume Critiques

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