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Traveling Safely With Your Dance Costume

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Tue, Mar 05, 2019 @ 12:03 PM

February this year has been the snowiest February since 1962 – the year my baby brother was born during another huge snowstorm, the first week of March! Traveling can be problematic with the many flight delays and cancellations, plus difficulty with car travel. Securing your competition dance costumes may be farther down on your list of concerns. BUT, don’t lose track of your costumes!

If you haven’t had a problem with lost luggage or having forgotten to pack a particular outfit or travel item, then you are a very lucky person! Lost luggage can be a nightmare. Will you ever see your favorite pair of sandals again? Or your favorite jeans? Or – horror of horrors – your beautiful, custom, competition dance costume? It is much easier to replay a pair of sandals, a swimsuit or your favorite pair of jeans than a CUSTOM competition dance costume.

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Tags: Custom Performance Costumes, Minnesota Dancer Magazine

Hot Costume Care Tip: Get the Most Out of This Year's Costumes

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Mon, Mar 04, 2019 @ 06:03 AM

Are you tired of this season's costumes?

If so, simply follow these easy steps to ensure you get the most out of your old costumes:

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Hot Costume Care Tip: 7 Don'ts for the End of Your Season

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Mon, Feb 25, 2019 @ 06:02 AM

April is the perfect time to properly care for your costumes!  You have the power, right now to ensure their survival for next year, regardless of whether you will use them for your varsity or JV team or choose to sell them to another group!

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Hot Costume Care Tip: Freshen up with Fresh Again

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Mon, Feb 18, 2019 @ 06:02 AM

  • Most designers market their own “designer fragrance” but not at Satin Stitches. We continue to market a special NON-fragrance spray that eliminates the nasty odors that are created when dancers, cheerleaders, ice skaters and other performers work up a sweat.
  • Specialty fabrics such as Mystique or holographic costume fabrics cannot be dry-cleaned and may not survive hand washing very well.
  • This product has been around for decades and has been tested by Satin Stitches Ltd.
  • It has been found to be safe on all types of performance fabrics and trims.
  • This product is a water-based chemical that has been proven to be non-allergenic, and safe for most users.

The product does not work instantly – it works when the garments and shoes are left to thoroughly air dry – at least overnight.

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Tags: Costume Design Tips, Hot Costume Care Tip

Hot Costume Care Tip: How to Stretch Your Costume Budget

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Mon, Feb 11, 2019 @ 06:02 AM

ALWAYS take good care of your costumes for obvious reasons, but also when your costume budget is tight.

Is your costume budget strained? Consider this:

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40 Years of Ballroom Dance Costuming

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Tue, Feb 05, 2019 @ 13:02 PM

Over the years, I have worked with many local Twin Cities ballroom dancers (both amateur and professional), including Pam and Joe Krzyzaniak, Bea and Bill Beddor, Amy and Scott Anderson and Jennifer and Robert Foster. I have worked with many more, but I admit to recalling more about their costumes and gowns, rather than recalling their names.

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Tags: Custom Performance Costumes, Minnesota Dancer Magazine, Ballroom Dancing

Hot Costume Care Tip: Costume Repair Service

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Mon, Feb 04, 2019 @ 06:02 AM

Take advantage of our Costume Repair Service

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Hot Costume Care Tip: How Do You Avoid Camel Toe

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Mon, Jan 28, 2019 @ 06:01 AM

What is ‘camel toe’?

It is the embarrassing phenomenon where fabric on a pair of shorts, panties etc. finds its way up into the nether regions of your ‘lady parts’, creating an immodest look.

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Hot Costume Care Tip: One word: Fray-Check!

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Mon, Jan 21, 2019 @ 06:01 AM

Fray_Check2During the season, we sometimes receive questions on the upkeep and/or care of team costumes, even when we didn’t manufacture them. I have been offering my tips on costume care for many years, officially for our monthly e-News and unofficially for decades because of our extensive expertise in ‘all things costume’.

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Hot Costume Care Tip: How and When to Fix a Zipper

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Mon, Jan 14, 2019 @ 06:01 AM

Many times a broken zipper can be fixed. Examine the problem area on the zipper to make your determination. Most regular clothing zippers are made with plastic coils. Heavy-duty zippers have teeth made of molded plastic or metal. The teeth or coil are always attached to a fabric strip called 'zipper tape'.

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