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Prepping for the Big Event!

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Mon, Jun 03, 2019 @ 10:06 AM


Your big ballroom dance competition is coming up…and you are checking your closet to see what you can wear for your social dancing and of course, what you can wear for your competition costume.

Maybe you want to refresh an ‘old’ dress or costume that you own, and have worn before? Maybe you are shopping in your dance studio’s closet or Online? Maybe you have already purchased a dress or costume from another dancer or from a ballroom retailer?

  • Ladies: Maybe you want more rhinestones (who doesn’t, right)? Or more feathers? Or you need a tweak to take in, let out, shorten or another alteration to gain perfection?
  • Guys: Maybe you have invested in a ‘certified’ ballroom outfit, but you need a tweak to make it perfect? Or dusted off your togs and it needs ‘a little something’?

If you have a clear vision on what you need updated/changed or added, give Satin Stitches a call, make an appointment  (when we can give you a quote) and then we can get the job done!

If you are unsure of what you need to transform your dress or costume into your ‘perfect’ dress or costume, give Satin Stitches a call 763.323.9507 (when we can get you a quote) and then we can get the job done!

Besides being able to create your perfect social or competition dress, we specialize in transforming your ‘not yet perfect’ garments, with decades of specialty alterations experience.

Refer to our September 2017 blog with many suggestions for updating ‘off the rack’ apparel.

Satin Stitches has been custom creating performance apparel for over 4 decades, and we have been at our same showroom/production location for 3 decades, now. We are a team of design, fit, and sewing/tailoring/embellishment professionals with decades of experience.

Besides solo designs, we create team costuming that is unique and custom to each team of dancers, figure skaters, professional cheerleaders, and show choirs that we work with. In addition to our full custom, we now also offer a customizable Web Store with basics that can be ordered by one or many. Our design and production staff continues to design new separates and full costumes for inclusion into our Web Store We currently schedule two photo shoots annually and add new designs into our Web Store shortly after these shoots. Watch for many new styles later this month!

Our shop is located in the northern Minneapolis suburb of Coon Rapids, near the border of the city of Anoka. We are conveniently located near Coon Rapids Blvd, Highway 169 and Highway 10. Call for directions. Because we personally work with our clients, you need to make an appointment to be assured that the right person is available to work with you to attain your perfect costume results.

Always arrange to bring your ‘competition undergarments’ and your dance shoes for your fitting/appointment. We take appointments on Monday through Friday (except for holidays) between 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM and specially arranged evenings and Saturday mornings, for your convenience.

 ©Deborah J. Nelson/ Head Designer and President of Satin Stitches Ltd.
(as published in Minnesota Dancing Times June 2019)

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