At Satin Stitches, we have 3 options, 2 of which cannot be used by the hobby rhinestoners, as you need specialty equipment (A T-shirt heat transfer machine or an ultra-sonic rhinestone attaching machine) that we have. But the third method is shown in the video below.
We asked Rhinestones Unlimited to ‘decorate’ our new Web Store Style #D12000. We created the CAD pattern, cut and then sewed the costume together, including hand-placed embroidered floral appliques that we purchased from Rhinestones Unlimited. We used six appliques Style #DIY Vinca A and Vinca B. The appliques are sometimes cut apart and placed to create the look we want. This particular style is our favorite from Rhinestones Unlimited.
I have posted many hundreds of blogs where I have critiqued costumes. Costumes from the TV show “Dancing with the Stars”, costumes from many a Red Carpet and costumes from various dance team competitions. I have always tried to stay positive, but sometimes it would be very educational for EVERYONE, if I called attention to an ugly detail on a costume or if an entire costume had no redeeming qualities. I am always striving for more beautiful costumes in the world. The world would be a better place if no one had to wear ugly costumes!
Designing a new dance costume for yourself can be a daunting task. Where do you find inspirations to create a new look for yourself?
Always stay attuned to the latest in runway and red carpet fashions. There are many inspirational fashions out there to view.
The key is to interpret these styles into a suitable dance costume style for yourself! And be sure and peruse any dance costumes that you have the opportunity to view, whether in person, or online.
If you keep up on my blogs, you know that besides loving to watch ‘Dancing With the Stars’ and awards shows, I am a Broadway Musical fan…I LOVE to watch great singing and dancing!
Now that the winter doldrums are setting in – with the cold and the darkness, especially here in the upper Midwest, we need to plan for fun adventures to keep us going, until we can become inspired by the refreshing sights, sounds and smells of the greenery of spring…Yes, spring is coming!
Costume Design – Ahhhh. For most groups – it’s a love-hate relationship! My husband says (jokingly, I might add) “what’s all the fuss? – It’s not rocket science!” But that’s it – costume design is NOT a science – it is an art!Read More
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What is a cringe-worthy dance costume? It’s a dance costume that makes the viewer or audience wince and think to themselves “oh my, that doesn’t flatter the dancer” or “ooh, I wouldn’t have worn that” or your eyebrows raise dramatically and you think “really?”
Trends in dance costumes mirror trends in regular clothing. Fashion is meant to change and naturally moves on to new silhouettes, colors, textures and fit. Trends may last a long time, or they may be short lived, but always, an old trend will be replaced with a new trend. Eventually, you will notice the cyclical nature of trends.