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Lincoln High School Customer Spotlight

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Apr 10, 2018 1:03:02 PM

Satin Stitches created these jumpsuits for Lincoln HS back in the 2006-2007 dance season. They featured long, black velvet legs. This season, the team cut the legs to create a more contemporary looking biketard. We LOVE for our costumes to get a second life – especially ones that we LOVED, years ago.

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Tags: Custom Performance Costumes, Customer Spotlight

Zionsville Choralaires Show Choir Customer Spotlight

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Mar 17, 2018 11:20:00 AM

At Satin Stitches we create. We create custom-designed performance costumes of all types, for all sizes and shapes. Our show choir clients use us as a resource for very unique, themed costuming, whether historical, futuristic or fantastical, for both their girls and their boys.

Additionally, we offer less expensive customizable styles that are more traditional. We are currently designing new styles for inclusion into our Web Store. Right now, we offer basic dance pieces, such as leotards, pants, shorts, skirt and some dresses. In a few months, we will have additional basics and some unique costume options added.

The process:

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Designing New Web Store Costumes

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Mar 10, 2018 11:10:00 AM

Designing fabulous, new Web Store styles is hectic, exciting and fun! We just added about 50 new styles to our Audition and Pro Apparel. With 3 professional fashion/costume designers on our staff, we can really get creative!

Here are the steps:

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Tags: Custom Performance Costumes, Custom Dance Team Costumes, Custom Cheerleader Uniforms

The Fine Art of Transforming Old Costumes to New Costumes

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Nov 24, 2017 2:45:00 PM

Many years ago, Satin Stitches created bright polka dotted kick costumes for Mounds View HS's Dance Team.

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Tags: Custom Performance Costumes

Habor City Music Company Custom Performance Costumes

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Oct 20, 2017 1:07:59 PM

A nearly 7-month long process culminated in a 6th place finish for Harbor City Music Company, at the Sweet Adelines International Convention and Competition in Las Vegas in mid-October, this year.

Are there challenges for custom fitting approximately 100 costumes for groups that will wear their custom performance costumes for years to come? Yes! It is a huge investment in time and money for all involved.

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Tags: Custom Performance Costumes

Minnesota Dance Collaborative

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Oct 6, 2017 9:08:00 AM

Every passionate costume/fashion designer considers their designs to be their ‘babies’…and some of our babies have come home! Starting in 2006, Satin Stitches lovingly created promotional kickline costumes for the fabulous non-profit organization that created the ‘Starettes’ an amateur dance group emulating the Radio City Rockettes, in Minnesota. Team members were made up of former Minnesota High School dance team members and current amateur ballroom dancers (who still loved to do high kicks!). Our designs could have proudly been worn by the actual Rockettes as we didn’t really spare any expense in creating these iconic costumes. The first season, we created a take-off of the iconic red velvet and white fur ‘Christmas Spectacular’ costumes. Read More

Tags: Custom Performance Costumes

Tualatin High School Dip-Dye Skirt Project

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Apr 6, 2017 3:58:11 PM

We were provided with this inspirational photo and sketch collage, and asked if we could custom create these skirts for Tualatin HS dance team’s upcoming Oregon state high school competitions.

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Tags: Custom Performance Costumes

Zionsville Show Choir Costumes

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Feb 27, 2017 3:42:31 PM

Spotlight: Zionsville Show Choirs!

Our client, Zionsville HS show choir specializes in theatrical-style, historic costuming for their two show choirs: The Royalaires (a coed varsity group) and The Choralaires (an all girl group). Directors, Deana Broge and Aaron Coates work hand in hand with head designer Deborah to create incredible stage costumes.

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Tags: Custom Performance Costumes

Totino Grace Show Choir Costumes

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Jan 18, 2017 11:00:00 AM

“Company of Singers” Varsity Show Choir started their competitive season last week.

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Tags: Custom Performance Costumes

J&K Elite Studio Custom Team Uniforms

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Jan 4, 2017 11:03:00 AM


With J & K Elite Dance Studio in Illinois, we designed 3 coordinating kick unitards for their 3 different performance teams. We started with a preliminary sketch. After this original sketch, we continued sketching until ‘we got it right’.

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Tags: Custom Dance Team Costumes

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