‘Dance Spirit’ Magazine occasionally solicits costumes for their magazine editorial content. For specific costume requests, they send us an email that gives us a heads up on their desired theme. If we have a particular costume that fits their parameters, we have about a week or so to send the costume for their photo shoot.
As Satin Stitches, if we don’t have a themed costume on hand, we dust off our drawing boards and start the creative process. For Dance Spirit Magazine's November issue, we got a request for ‘Mermaid’ inspired costumes for their photo shoot scheduled in early August. Two of our costume designers, Haley and Rebecca contemplated fabrics and trims that we hand on hand and tapped into their imaginations. You can see Mermaid #1 and Mermaid #2 custom designs. CAD patterns were created and our production team went to work on this project, between our ‘for pay’ projects.
Our two ‘Mermaid’ costumes came together in time to ship to the ‘Dance Spirit’ offices in Manhattan. We loved them both, but only one was chosen by their editorial staff to ‘make’ the magazine! Dance costumes always look much more fabulous on real dancers instead of on our dress form named ‘Gabrielle’. We can’t wait to see the final costumes on a dancer in the upcoming November Dance Spirit Magazine!
*Here is the final from the November 2018 issue of Dance Spirit Magazine:
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