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Getting Inspired by Costumes

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

Continued inspirations for creating our unique, custom performance costumes, 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!)

Awards shows always show what is trending or actually set the trends for evening apparel. Off-the shoulders and ‘cold-shoulders’ are trending, as well as a continuation of sheer mesh and lots of shiny sequins. Belts at the waistline and pretty bow details were seen on many gowns. Tune in to upcoming awards shows to see more!

Deborah Nelson of Satin Stitches at Dressing Downton.

Over the weekend, I was able to view the “Dressing Downton: Experience the Costumes & Collection of Downton Abbey®”, an exhibit at our Mall of America, here in Minnesota. I understand the exhibit is traveling around the country, so if you get the chance, and either loved the PBS Masterpiece Theater’s show, or if historical 1920’s dresses (and men’s suits) interest you – this is well worth your time. The costumes exhibited where portraying 1919 to 1925. The ‘flapper era’ is one of my personal favorite historical eras, followed by the 1930’s.

Deborah Nelson of Satin Stitches at Dressing Downton MOA

Color combinations, minute details and silhouettes, fabrics and fabric combinations can inspire the details on your upcoming dance team, figure skating or show choir costume. Perhaps the hang of a bow or a sleeve detail can be ‘borrowed’ for a new design for YOUR new costume!


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