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‘Unfortunate' Costume Designs

Everyone is a Designer These Days

Prepping for the Big Event!

Social vs Competition Dance Dresses

Proper Fit of a Pro-Cheer Bra-Top

Hot Costume Care Tip: Not Liking What You See in Your Costume Closet?

HS Dance Team Boys: How to Costume

Hot Costume Care Tip: Plan to reuse, recycle team costumes

Dance Costume Spring Cleaning

Hot Costume Care Tip: Re-Selling Your Costumes

NFL Cheerleader Directors Conference

Hot Costume Care Tip - What to Do When Life Throws You a Wrinkle?

Hot Costume Care Tip: How to Keep Your Costumes Fresh

Hot Costume Care Tip: Refurbish or Update Your Costume Closet

Traveling Safely With Your Dance Costume

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

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

Hot Costume Care Tip: Freshen up with Fresh Again

Hot Costume Care Tip: How to Stretch Your Costume Budget

40 Years of Ballroom Dance Costuming

Hot Costume Care Tip: Costume Repair Service

Hot Costume Care Tip: How Do You Avoid Camel Toe

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

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

Hot Costume Care Tip: Forgotten Costume?

Working With Appliques

Hot Costume Care Tip: Spot Cleaning

Hot Costume Care Tip: Is Cheap at the Top of Your List?

Hot Costume Care Tip: Last Minute Sizing Alterations

Introducing Mercedes Bergman

Hot Costume Care Tip: Have Satin Stitches Rhinestone for Your Group

“Holly Dazzle” Your Clothing and Costumes for the Holidays!

Hot Costume Care Tip: How to Replace Missing Rhinestones

Hot Costume Care Tip: A Stitch in Time Saves Nine

DWTS Season 27: Season Finale Costume Critique

Hot Costume Care Tip: Be Aware of the Shortcomings of Today’s Costume Fabrics & Trims

DWTS Season 27: Semi Final Costume Critique

Hot Costume Care Tip: Costumes Last Longer if They Fit Right

DWTS Season 27: Week 7 Costume Critique

The Overuse of Nude Straps on Skimpy Dance Costumes

Hot Costume Care Tip: Tips of Our Busy Season

DWTS Season 27: Week 6 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 27: Week 5 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 27: Week 4 Costume Critique

Mermaid Fantasies for Dance Spirit Magazine!

DWTS Season 27: Week 3 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 27: Week 2 Vegas Night Costume Critique

DWTS Season 27: Week 2 New York City Night Costume Critique

Proportionally Fitting Costumes

DWTS Season 27: Week 1 Costume Critique

Take Care with Laundering Your Team's Costumes

What Determines Costs for Custom Ballroom Gowns and Costumes?

Summer Museum Field Trips

Rhinestone Embellishing Demonstration from Satin Stitches

Rhinestone Embellishing a Satin Stitches Web Style with Rhinestones Unlimited

Life as a professional dance costume designer for 40+ years

What makes an UGLY costume?

Critiquing my ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Costume Critiques!

DWTS Season 26: Week 4 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 26: Week 3 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 26: Week 2 Costume Critique

Rhinestoning 102

DWTS Season 26: Week 1 Costume Critique

All-Star Cheer Studio “Ultimate Uniform Design”

Guest Blog: What to Wear to a Pro Dance or Pro Cheer Audition

Tips for Men’s Ballroom Costumes

Tips on Keeping Your Dance Costumes in Great Shape

Designing a New Dance Costume: Where Do You Get Your Inspirations?

Competition Undergarments are SO important, in more ways than one!

Getting inspired!

Hot Costume Care Tips: Fray-Check!

Twas the Day Before Danceline!

Las Vegas Museums: Fun and Fabulous!

DWTS Season 25: Finals Week

DWTS Season 25: Semi-Finals Week

Applique SOS

DWTS Season 25 Week 8 Costume Critique

Building Blocks of Winning Show Choir Costume Design

Avoiding cringe-worthy costumes!

DWTS Season 25 Week 7 Halloween Night Costume Critique

DWTS Season 25 Week 6 'A Night at the Movies' Costume Critique

DWTS Season 25 Week 5 'Disney Night' Costume Critique

DWTS Season 25 Week 4 'Most Memorable Year' Costume Critique

DWTS Season 25 Week 3 Guilty Pleasures Night Costume Critique

Current Dance Fashion Trends are Trending Now!

DWTS Season 25 Week 2 Costume Critique

DWTS Silver Anniversary Season 25 Week 1 Costume Critique

Transforming Off-the-Rack Garments into Danceable Duds!

Gear up for High School Fall Dance Team Conferences

What’s the BIG News in Women’s Plus-Size Clothing?

What Makes a Successful Dance Team Costume?

Updated Sweating the Details!

Good and Bad of 2017 Dancing with the Stars Costumes

DWTS Season 24 Week 10 Finals Costume Critique

DWTS Season 24 Week 9 Semi-Finals-Costume Critique

DWTS Season 24 Week 8 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 24 Week 7 Costume Critique

Dance Costume Spring Cleaning

DWTS Season 24 Week 6 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 24 Week 5 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 24 Week 4 Costume Critique

Debuting a New Ballroom Look

DWTS Season 24 Week 3 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 24 Week 2 Costume Critique

Body Shapes and Audition Styles

DWTS Season 24 Week 1 Costume Critique

My Passion for Inspirations for Costuming

Keeping Your Costumes Fresh

Getting Inspired by Costumes

What is an Age Appropriate Costume?

Holly-Dazzle Your Clothing and Costumes for the Holidays!

DWTS Season 23 Finale Costume Critique

DWTS Season 23: Week 10 Semi-Finals Costume Critique

DWTS Season 23: Week 9 Showstoppers Night Costume Critique

Shopping Online Dance Stores Versus in a Real Shop

DWTS Season 23: Week 8 Halloween Costume Critique

DWTS Season 23: Week 7 Eras Night Costume Critique

DWTS Season 23: Week 6 Latin Week Costume Critique

DWTS Season 23: Week 5 Most Memorable Year Costume Critique

DWTS Season 23: Week 4 Costume Critique

What Can We Learn From DWTS?

DWTS Season 23: Week 3 Costume Critique

Shop for Halloween costumes in the Satin Stitches eBay store!

DWTS Season 23: Week 2 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 23: Week 1 Costume Critique

Tips on Dance Costume Care

Successful Group Costumes: Correct Fit is Very Important

12 tips to consider, when choosing your perfect custom Pro Cheer/Dance Tryout or Audition Apparel

What’s New in the World of High School Dance Team Designs?

How to Keep the Girls Happy? Get Support!

Trends

DWTS Season 22 Finale Costume Critique

DWTS: Season 22 Semi-Finals Costume Critique

DWTS Season 22: Week 8 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 22: Week 7 Costume Critique

Traveling Safely with your Dance Costumes

DWTS Season 22: Week 6 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 22: Week 5 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 22: Week 4 Costume Critique

Getting Rid of Tricky Sweat Stains

DWTS Season 22: Week 3 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 22: Week 2 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 22: Week 1 Costume Critique

Dance Costumes Appropriate for Children

Inspirations For New Solo Dance Costumes

Costume Design Tips for Men's Dance Costumes

Best and Worst DWTS Costumes

DWTS SEASON 21: FINALS NIGHT ONE COSTUME CRITIQUE

DWTS SEASON 21: SEMI-FINAL COSTUME CRITIQUE

DWTS SEASON 21: WEEK 9 COSTUME CRITIQUE

DWTS SEASON 21: WEEK 8 COSTUME CRITIQUE

Dance Costume Fabrics: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

DWTS SEASON 21: WEEK 7 COSTUME CRITIQUE

DWTS SEASON 21: WEEK 6 COSTUME CRITIQUE

DWTS SEASON 21: WEEK 5 COSTUME CRITIQUE

DWTS SEASON 21: WEEK 4 COSTUME CRITIQUE

DWTS SEASON 21: WEEK 3 COSTUME CRITIQUE

Designing for the Most Bang for your Buck

DWTS SEASON 21: WEEK 2 COSTUME CRITIQUE

DWTS SEASON 21: WEEK 1 COSTUME CRITIQUE

EBONY FASHION FAIR: A FABULOUS INFLUENCE

Taking Your Costume to ‘The Next Level’

Sweating the Details!

Transforming Off-the-Rack Garments for Dancing

DWTS Season 20 Finale

DWTS Season 20: Week 9 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 20: Week 8 Costume Critique

Dancing with the Stars Costuming

DWTS Season 20: Week 7 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 20: Week 6 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 20: Week 5 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 20: Week 4 Costume Critique

Dance Costume Spring Cleaning

DWTS Season 20: Week 3 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 20: Week 2 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 20: Week 1 Costume Critique

Designs For EVERY Body

Fitting Designs

Tips on Keeping Your Costumes Clean and Odor-Free

Presenting: Minnesota Dance Collaborative's "Illuminaires"

Creating Danceable Holiday Looks

DWTS Season 19 Finale

DWTS Season 19 Week 10 (Semi-Finals): Costume Critique

Halloween Dance Costume? Don’t panic!

DWTS Season 19 Week 9: Costume Critique

DWTS Season 19 Week 8: Costume Critique

When to Use Elastic Straps on Skimpy Dance Costumes

DWTS Season 19 Week 7: Costume Critique

DWTS Season 19 Week 6: Costume Critique

DWTS Season 19 Week 5: Costume Critique

DWTS Season 19 Week 4: Costume Critique

DWTS Season 19 Week 3: Costume Critique

DWTS Season 19 Week 2: Costume Critique

DWTS Season 19 Week 2: Costume Critique

DWTS Season 19 Week 1: Costume Critique

Dance Like Real Men: Costume Design Tips for Male Dancers

To Buy or Not to Buy Your Costume From ‘The Internet’

Costume Renovation Article for Productions Magazine (back to school issue) 2014

How To Make a Perfectly Good Dance Costume Design Go Bad!

Covering Bra Issues

DWTS Season 18: Week 10 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 18: Week 9 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 18: Week 8 Costume Critique

Why I blog about, and enjoy “Dancing With the Stars”

DWTS Season 18: Week 7 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 18: Week 6 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 18: Week 5 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 18: Week 4 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 18: Week 3 Costume Critique

Borrowing Design Ideas from Other Dance Costumes

DWTS Season 18: Week 2 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 18: Week 1 Costume Critique

To Lend or Not to Lend Your Dance Costumes

Girls DO Sweat! Tips for Sweaty Costumes

Considering Proportions in Group Costumes

Glue and your costumes

Costume Care: 8 Tips for Keeping Your Costume Fresh

Costume Design for a Group

DWTS Season 17: Finale Costume Critique

DWTS Season 17: Semi-Finals Costume Critique

DWTS Season 17: Week 9 Costume Critique

Deborah is now a member of the WACPC Hall of Fame!

DWTS Season 17: Week 8 Costume Critique

Fringe Fantasies

DWTS Season 17: Week 7 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 17: Week 6 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 17: Week 5 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 17: Week 4 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 17: Week 3 Costume Critique

“A Stitch in Time, Saves Nine (and a safety pin is not a stitch)”

Taking Care of Your Performance Costume

DWTS Season 17: Week 2 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 17: Week 1 Costume Critique

Inspirations for your New Dance Costume

My Fashionable Costume-ilishious Summer Broadway Tour

Debuting a New Look?

The Use of NUDE Fabrics & Elastics in Ballroom Costumes

Quality in the Fashion Industry?

Care and Maintenance of Feathers and Boas

Costuming Tips: Flatter Your Women

DWTS Season 16: Finale Costume Critique

DWTS Season 16: Semi-Finals Costume Critique

DWTS Season 16: Week 8 Costume Critique

Age Appropriate Costumes & Gowns

DWTS Season 16: Week 7 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 16: Week 6 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 16: Week 5 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 16: Week 4 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 16: Week 3 Costume Critique

What Makes A Costume, A Costume?

DWTS Season 16: Week 2 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 16: Week 1 Costume Critique

Inspirations for New Dance Costume Designs

Apparel - Outlook 2014

Dance Costumes that Literally ‘Transform’

Melissa's Blog...HS Dance Team Costume Tips from a Judge's Perspective #3

Melissa's Blog...HS Dance Team Costume Tips from a Judge's Perspective #2

Melissa's Blog... HS Dance Team Costume Design From a Judge's Perspective #1

Dancing With the Stars Blogging

Hot Costume Care Tip - Keep Your Costume Fresh

Random Tips for Costume Care and Repair

DWTS Season 15: Finals & Semi-Finals Costume Critique

DWTS Season 15: Week 8 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 15: Week 7 Costume Critique

Transforming Off - the - Rack Garments for Dancing

DWTS Season 15: Week 6 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 15: Week 5 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 15: Week 4 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 15: Week 3 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 15: Week 2 Costume Critique

Hot Costume Care Tip - Work With a Tight Costume Budget

Using Rhinestones

DWTS Season 15: Week 1 Costume Critique

I Get a Kick out of Rockette Costumes!

Hot Costume Care Tip - Rhinestones

Tips for Men’s Ballroom Costumes?

Really HOT Costume Ordering 'TIPS OF OUR BUSY SEASON'!

Are you Agonizing over Accessorizing?

Olympic Good & Bad Costume and Uniform Design

Hot Costume Care Tip - Bonus Tips

What Determines Costs for Custom Ballroom Gowns and Costumes?

How to Avoid Camel Toe in a Custom Designed Dance Costume

Preparing for P-R-O By Melissa: Custom Dance Costume Design Part 3

Preparing for P-R-O By Melissa: Custom Dance Costume Design Part 2

Choosing your Fabrics for your Ballroom Costumes & Gowns

Preparing for P-R-O By Melissa: Custom Dance Costume Design

DWTS Season 14: Week 10 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 14: Week 9 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 14: Week 8 Costume Critique

Hot Costume Care Tip - Spot Cleaning

DWTS Season 14: Week 7 Costume Critique

Tips for Great Colors & Textures for your Ballroom Costumes & Gowns

DWTS Season 14: Week 6 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 14: Week 5 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 14: Week 4 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 14: Week 3 Costume Critique

Tips for Creating Masculine Costumes for your Show Choir Boys

Tips for ‘Visually Appropriate’ Ballroom Costumes & Gowns

DWTS Season 14: Week 2 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 14: Week 1 Costume Critique

Tips for Flattering Ballroom Costumes and Gowns

Pro Cheer Audition Tips #4

Pro Cheer Audition Tips #3

Hot Costume Care Tip - Don't Be Caught Without Your Costume

The History of Satin Stitches Ballroom Dance Costumes

Pro Cheer Audition Tips #2

Pro Cheer Audition Tips #1 (including audition costume advice)

Unique, Solo Dance Costumes: Is it worth the money?

Quality in Custom Dance Costumes: How does your company compare?

Hot Costume Care Tip - Lipstick on Your Collar?

Holographic Fabrics are Special - How do I take care of them?

DWTS Season 13: Week 10 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 13: Week 9 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 13: Week 8 Costume Critique

Hot Costume Care Tip - Safety Pin Use

DWTS Season 13: Week 7 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 13: Week 6 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 13: Week 5 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 13: Week 4 Costume Critique

Hot Costume Care Tip - Care Swatches

DWTS Season 13: Week 3 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 13: Week 2 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 13: Week 1 Costume Critique

Design a Costume Contest Update

Hot Costume Care Tip - What to Do About Snags

Our Guaranteed Delivery Policy: How does this affect your RUSH order?

Our Guaranteed Delivery Policy: How does this affect your RUSH order?

”Design a Costume” Contest

Hot Costume Care Tip - Storing Costumes on a Hanger

Help Raise Awareness of Breast Cancer

DWTS Season 12: Week 10 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 12: Week 9 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 12: Week 8 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 12: Week 7 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 12: Week 6 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 12: Week 5 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 12: Week 4 Costume Critique

Ten ‘Secret’ Undergarment/Foundation Alterations To Make Your Costumes And Gowns Fit Better!

DWTS Season 12: Week 3 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 12: Week 2 Costume Critique

DWTS-Season 12: Week 1 Premier Costume Critique

2011 Oscar Gown Critique

Hot Costume Care Tip - What Can Elastic Do for You?

Hot Costume Care Tip - Taking Care of Costumes During The Season

DWTS-Season 11: Week 10 Finals Costume Critique

DWTS-Season 11:Week 9 Semi-Finals Costume Critique

DWTS-Season 11: Week 8 Costume Critique

DWTS-Season 11: Week 7 Costume Critique

Hot Costume Care Tip - A Stitch in Time, Saves Nine!

DWTS-Season 11: Week 6 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 11: Week 5 Costume Critique

DWTS- Season 11: Week 4 Costume Critique

DWTS- Season 11: Week 3 Costume Critique

Hot Costume Care Tip - Keep Your Costumes Fresh

DWTS- Season 11: Week 2 Costume Critique

DWTS – Season 11: Week 1 Costume Critique

Did the VMA’s Rock’n’Roll or Fizzle Flat This Year?

Emmy Awards Show- New Dance Costume Inspirations! (Or The New Pleating 101)

Hot Costume Care Tip - Not All Fabrics are Created Equal!

SYTYCD Costume Critique

Thou Salt NOT Sequence a Costume – Or: Why you shouldn’t trust your spell-check!

Hot Costume Care Tip - Costume Don'ts

DWTS Season 10: Week 10 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 10: Week 9 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 10: Week 8 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 10: Week 6 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 10: Week 5 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 10: Week 4 Costume Critique

DWTS Season 10: Week 3 Costume Critique

DWTS- Season 10: Week 2 Costume Critique

DWTS: Season 10-Week 1 Costume Critique

MY March Madness: Costume Fashions Shows!!!

Top 10 WORST Figure Skating Costumes at Time.com!

The Scoop on NUDE: How to be TASTEFULLY Nude

‘Twas the Day Before Danceline! – A Holiday Poem by Satin Stitches

Have YOU Ever Created an UGLY Costume? We have!

Yeah, Yeah…I Know…EVERYONE is a Designer These Days!

So Why is it so SPOOKY this time of year at Satin Stitches?

Is It Possible to Create a PERFECT Solo Dance Costume?

Classic Fashions Gone MAD!

To Sew or NOT to Sew your Own Costumes?

The PERFECT designer fragrance for Dancers!

TRANSFORMERS Are HOT Again, this Summer!

DWTS-Season 8: The FINAL Costume Critique!

DWTS- Season 8: The Semi Finals Critique

DWTS-Season 8: Week 7- Lawrence Covers Up Edyta!

DWTS Season 8-Week 6:Costume Critique

DWTS Season 8: Week 5 Costume Critique

DWTS- Season 8: Week 4 Costume Critique

DWTS- Season 8: Week 3 Costume Critique

Dancing With the Stars-Season 8: Week 2 Costume Critique

Dancing With the Stars-Season 8: Week 1 Costume Critique

Museums: Fun, Fabulous and Sometimes FREE!

Barbie Turns 50! How Has She Influenced Your Life?

Costume Emergency? How to Prepare!

Cold Weather Inspires Golden Globe Watching-Which Inspires Dance Costume Designs!

Measuring 101: How and Why-Tips from Satin Stitches

To Wear a Bra, or NOT to Wear a Bra? – That is the Question!

Custom vs. Catalog Costumes

Fabric 201: A Tutorial from Satin Stitches

Fabulous New Cost-Savings Costume Service Available NOW!

NO! We DON’T Have a Catalog!

Dancing Around This Economy And The Election!

Costume the Fat Guys! (Dancing With the Stars)

Online Auctions 201-Buy & Sell Dance Costumes

YES! Award Shows DO Provide Dance Costume Inspiration!

Online Auctions 101-Buy & Sell Costumes & Accessories

TV Show “Fashion Rocks 5” -Rocked the House!

Why are Costume Sizes Always Different? And Why is Picking Sizes Always so Hard?

I’m Heading to ProDance 2008 to see Napoleon & Tabitha!

Should Dance Be Considered a Sport in School?

Can you keep the rhythm of New York?

Wear Your Patriotism This July!

Fabrics 101: A Tutorial from Satin Stitches

Satin Stitches – Celebrating 30 Years of Custom Dance Costume Design!

My Opinion on “Age Appropriate” Costuming

Is Winning Everything?

Will Spring Really Ever Come – With a Rebirth of Ideas?

At Satin Stitches, We take the STRESS out of your Costumes!

You be the Judge on Dancing With the Stars Costumes!

Dancers Unite – With the Power of SHINE!

Dance Like REAL MEN in Masculine Boys Dance Costumes- Design Tips!

High School Dancing for Geeks and Jocks – SHOW CHOIR!

The Wonderful Wide World of Color – Design Tips from Satin Stitches!

Yes, but can you DANCE in it? Project Runway Rehash

MORE Costume Care Tips From Satin Stitches!

Should Award Shows Provide Inspiration for Dance Costume Designs?

The Good, The Bad & the Ugly: Costume Critiques from the MSHSL Dance Team Tournament

Satin Stitches Tips for Taking Care of Your Dance Costumes!

Can We Afford “Throwaway” Dance Costumes Anymore?

Rhinestoning 101 – Embellishing Tips from Satin Stitches!

Professional vs. Amateur Costume Design

The key to fabulous group costumes? Great fit for everyone!

Should Your Competitive Dance or Cheer Team Spend the Bucks for Something Special? - Making a Case for High Quality, Custom Performance Costuming

Building Blocks of Winning Show Choir Costume Design

Keeping Current on the Latest Dance and Cheer Styles

What Should You Think About When Ordering New Costumes or Uniforms?

Coaches: Thinking of Ordering New Uniforms? What You Need to Think About Besides the Design

"Effective" Costume Design In Relation To Minnesota's Costuming Restrictions

When bad things happen - Deal with it immediately!

Style Sense and Sensibility: Design Choices to Flatter Every Shape

Competition 2000: Dressed to Impress: To Project The Best Image, Take A Uniform Approach

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