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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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Philadelphia Flyers Ice Girls in New Custom Cheer Uniforms

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Oct 26, 2016 3:24:31 PM

This season we created new tops, leggings and dresses for the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers Ice Girls. We documented some of the steps that we used in creating their cheer team signature look.

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Benson HS Color Guard Uniforms

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Oct 19, 2016 1:45:00 PM

We began our relationship with the Benson HS marching band back in 1996 when we designed and manufactured color guard uniforms for their flagline. They wore them for over 10 years before they decided that they wanted to replace them with new white leotards and skirts that went with their fully sequined vests. In 2006 we accommodated this group and didn’t hear any more until 2012, when we again received an order to replace the white leotards and skirts. And this time we also replaced the vest from that original 1996 order. We were recently contacted to design brand new color guard uniforms for delivery next spring, along with female drum major uniforms.

Band Director, Brock Duncan says...

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Michigan Tech Dance Team in Satin Stitches Custom Dance Team Uniforms

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Sep 19, 2016 4:32:57 PM

Presenting: Michigan Tech Dance Team in their new custom designed dance team uniforms!

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