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!
Are you looking in your team costume closet and not liking what you see?
Perhaps you have...
- Costumes that don’t fit your theme this year?
- Costumes that don’t fit new team members?
- Costumes that look sad or frumpy?
- Costumes that just don’t have that "WOW" factor?
Are you tired of this season's costumes?
If so, simply follow these easy steps to ensure you get the most out of your old costumes:
April is the perfect time to properly care for your costumes! You have the power, right now to ensure their survival for next year, regardless of whether you will use them for your varsity or JV team or choose to sell them to another group!
- Most designers market their own “designer fragrance” but not at Satin Stitches. We continue to market a special NON-fragrance spray that eliminates the nasty odors that are created when dancers, cheerleaders, ice skaters and other performers work up a sweat.
- Specialty fabrics such as Mystique or holographic costume fabrics cannot be dry-cleaned and may not survive hand washing very well.
- This product has been around for decades and has been tested by Satin Stitches Ltd.
- It has been found to be safe on all types of performance fabrics and trims.
- This product is a water-based chemical that has been proven to be non-allergenic, and safe for most users.
The product does not work instantly – it works when the garments and shoes are left to thoroughly air dry – at least overnight.Read More
ALWAYS take good care of your costumes for obvious reasons, but also when your costume budget is tight.Read More
Take advantage of our Costume Repair ServiceRead More
What is ‘camel toe’?
It is the embarrassing phenomenon where fabric on a pair of shorts, panties etc. finds its way up into the nether regions of your ‘lady parts’, creating an immodest look.Read More
During the season, we sometimes receive questions on the upkeep and/or care of team costumes, even when we didn’t manufacture them. I have been offering my tips on costume care for many years, officially for our monthly e-News and unofficially for decades because of our extensive expertise in ‘all things costume’.Read More
Many times a broken zipper can be fixed. Examine the problem area on the zipper to make your determination. Most regular clothing zippers are made with plastic coils. Heavy-duty zippers have teeth made of molded plastic or metal. The teeth or coil are always attached to a fabric strip called 'zipper tape'.Read More