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Keeping Your Costumes Fresh

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Thu, Feb 02, 2017 @ 14:02 PM

Dance costumes ARE NOT street clothes, and should not be laundered after every performance. Many stage costumes are NEVER laundered, but they are simply aired out and perfumed! Here are some tips:

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Tags: Costume Care Tips, Costume Fabric Tips

Tips on Dance Costume Care

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Thu, Sep 01, 2016 @ 16:09 PM

 

We are heading into another Fall season, after a (hopefully) relaxed summer. Now is the time to pull out your dance costumes and check on their condition for the upcoming competition season. Do they need refurbishing? Do they need some minor (or major) repairs? Do they need to be deodorized? Do they need to be cleaned?

Custom dance costumes are an investment. You normally don’t buy a costume for just one performance, so, in order to wear your gorgeous garments for many performances, you need to take the proper steps to keep them in good repair.

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Tags: Custom Dance Team Costumes, Costume Care Tips, Costume Fabric Tips

Traveling Safely with your Dance Costumes

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Mon, May 02, 2016 @ 09:05 AM

The summer travel season will be here soon. With all the news about problems with long lines to get through the airport TSA security areas in the news, what else do you need to worry about, if you are traveling to a dance competition and need to make sure you arrive with all your costumes and accessories?

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Tags: Costume Care Tips

Getting Rid of Tricky Sweat Stains

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Wed, Apr 06, 2016 @ 12:04 PM

Spring cleaning this year has unearthed some old saved ‘clippings’ (obviously from before the advent of social media). The article below includes some really great advice for anyone who sweats! I have not personally tried these ‘fixes’ and worry that using these solutions may not be the best for specialty performance fabrics, but these tips may work very well with ‘regular’ clothing.

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Tags: Costume Care Tips, Costume Fabric Tips

Sweating the Details!

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Wed, Jul 01, 2015 @ 10:07 AM

Are you sweating your costume choices? I know there are a few lucky souls out there who never appear to be sweating, but I am not one of those fortunate individuals, and I know many of you are in the same predicament!

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Tags: Costume Care Tips

To Lend or Not to Lend Your Dance Costumes

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Fri, Mar 07, 2014 @ 14:03 PM

Sometimes it might advantageous to borrow a dance costume from a friend.  You may really like a costume that your friend has, and maybe they don’t use it often.  Or you may have budgetary issues, so that you can’t afford a new costume at the present time.  Borrowing a costume may seem to be an inexpensive option.

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Tags: Costume Care Tips

Glue and your costumes

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Fri, Jan 24, 2014 @ 08:01 AM

A couple of weeks ago, a local ballroom dancer brought in a couple of professionally made, ballroom costumes for refurbishing. Their designs were beautiful. One costume had scores of rhinestones missing from the front midriff area, but otherwise was in really good condition. It was an older costume that had been worn for many performances.

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Tags: Costume Care Tips, Costume Design Tips

Costume Care: 8 Tips for Keeping Your Costume Fresh

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Tue, Jan 07, 2014 @ 19:01 PM

As you already know, costumes are expensive. Caring for your costumes is a must! Who wants to wear a costume that isn’t fresh, pressed and clean? It would be a performer’s nightmare ending up on stage only to look like a used napkin spotted with last night’s meal. Ugh! We hate to see needlessly ruined costumes, whether you buy your costumes from Satin Stitches or not.

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Tags: Costume Care Tips

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

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Tue, Mar 05, 2013 @ 11:03 AM

Pressing issues or what do you do when life throws you a wrinkle or two? When dance costumes get tossed and left on the floor, or balled up in a dance bag, wrinkles can easily happen.

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Hot Costume Care Tip - Keep Your Costume Fresh

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Tue, Dec 04, 2012 @ 08:12 AM

At Satin Stitches, we HATE to see dirty or ruined performance costumes, when they could be kept in great shape and last many years. Here is a refresher on how to keep your costumes fresh!

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Tags: Costume Care Tips

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