It is a HOT summer in the states, per usual this year. And exciting NEW custom and customizable styles are even hotter! We have customizable basics and pre-designed designs in many designs suitable for High School, College and JV dance teams in the HOT unitard/legging silhouette, along with dance dresses, biketards, leotards and tops. And if you need a basic performance garment in a wild, crazy and HOT color – now they are available with our legendary Satin Stitches’ quality! AND our dance team styles are available in our SHORT, MEDIUM, and LONG torso, sleeve and leg lengths, just like our custom styles!
For true custom styles for all performance venues (dance team, show choir, pro and all-star cheer, pom, ballroom, skating) book your design appointment to visit our showroom/production studio in Coon Rapids (suburban Minneapolis) to see the full scope of what Satin Stitches can do for YOUR performance group!
Be Aware of the Shortcomings of Today’s Costume Fabrics & Trims
All colors are NOT available, in all fabrics – we must work with what is available. Generally, stretch knit fabrics do not match non-stretch woven fabrics.
Costume fabrics today, are not generally expected to be laundered, they are made for SHOW and perhaps surviving a handful of performances.
Holographic fabrics will not launder well, and many surface-printed fabrics will also not launder well (such as popular ‘Mystique’ and foils).
Lesser quality fabrics used to cut costs, with many catalog companies may not have the full stretch that you expect.
Many higher quality fabrics were created for their glitzy look, and may not have enough stretch.
Open weave/knit performance fabrics, such as many lovely sequined laces will not stand up to excess stretch and are not very durable. At Satin Stitches, we line them to increase durability.
Extra care in sewing and wearing, is needed with sheer, woven fabrics such as chiffon for durability.
Textured fabrics if not under-lined, may be itchy and scratchy, which is why at Satin Stitches, we line them.
Colors may not be color-fast, if rigorous performances are the norm, asbright colors can run onto white, even if pre-washed.
Satin Stitches Ltd. is the only national custom costume manufacturer that specializes in high quality dance, show choir and procheer costumes and uniforms that was founded by a professional fashion designer. Satin Stitches Ltd. was created 38 years ago, and has always specialized in custom performance apparel.