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Introducing Mercedes Bergman

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Fri, Dec 14, 2018 @ 14:12 PM

After 40 years as a force in the couture performance costume industry, Satin Stitches Ltd. is excited to announce that Mercedes Bergman has been promoted to the position of Director of Operations. Satin Stitches is a Minnesota based company founded by Deborah J Nelson, who will continue to be involved with the creative oversight of the business.

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Mermaid Fantasies for Dance Spirit Magazine!

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Mon, Oct 15, 2018 @ 11:10 AM

‘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.


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Summer Museum Field Trips

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Thu, Aug 16, 2018 @ 15:08 PM

As we head towards the fall, make good use of the summer weeks that are still available. Don’t put off those trips any longer. Be sure and fit in at least a long weekend or two before the ‘official’ summer is over. It’s easier to count on OK weather before the snow starts falling!

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Gear up for High School Fall Dance Team Conferences

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Thu, Aug 17, 2017 @ 13:08 PM

At Satin Stitches, we are very excited about the sport of High School Dance Team this coming fall and winter. We have been creating custom costuming and uniforms for these school affiliated teams since the early 1980’s – yes for longer than many current coaches have been alive!

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Tags: Custom Dance Team Costumes, Quality in Costumes, Fun Facts

Getting Inspired by Costumes

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Mon, Jan 16, 2017 @ 19:01 PM

Continued inspirations for creating our unique, custom performance costumes, here at Satin Stitches, includes watching historic or theatrical costumed television shows, movies and various fashion event, such as perusing the Red Carpet at The Golden Globes. (It’s a tough job, but SOMEBODY has to do it!)

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Shop for Halloween costumes in the Satin Stitches eBay store!

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Fri, Sep 23, 2016 @ 12:09 PM


Satin Stitches is located about 1 mile from the “Halloween Capital of the World” as proclaimed by the city of Anoka, Minnesota AND by a proclamation by the congress of the United States in 1937. If you live nearby, be sure and check out the history and all the festivities.  

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Deborah is now a member of the WACPC Hall of Fame!

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Mon, Nov 11, 2013 @ 13:11 PM

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My Fashionable Costume-ilishious Summer Broadway Tour

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Fri, Aug 30, 2013 @ 09:08 AM

This summer, I had the opportunity to tour a big-time Broadway costume manufacture. It was incredible!

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Apparel - Outlook 2014

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Tue, Feb 12, 2013 @ 00:02 AM

Optimism tinged with significant concerns about the true health of the economy and the prospects for growth might best describe the overall sentiment when it comes to retail in 2014. Deborah was asked to share her feelings about gridlock in Washington, shifts in consumer demand, must-have technologies, an uptick in U.S. manufacturing, the TPP and much more of what will figure prominently in how the coming year plays out.

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Tags: Costume Design Tips, Fun Facts

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