As I write this article, the newest season of “Dancing with the Stars” has just started. I am again blogging my ‘Costume Critique’ each week. If you aren’t familiar with my blog, I watch DWTS and take notes on what I love and hate about all the star’s costumes and their partner’s costumes.
I am a dance costume/fashion designer, and have been designing custom dance costumes since the late 1970’s, after my stint at a high-priced woman’s clothing manufacturer in downtown Minneapolis for 4 years. (I was in the design/patternmaking department and worked directly with our owner/designer, cutting department, sample maker and sewing department to manufacture 5 lines of quality sportswear, per year.) Prior to this, I was assistant designer to a plus-sized polyester pantsuit manufacturer across the street on ‘Fashion Avenue’, right after college. I had completed my 4-year BFA degree with a Fashion Design major at MCAD.