Dress Breakdown: a competition Dancesport ballgown

Dress breakdown competition Dancesport gown

Dress Breakdowns are a favorite training tool of the Sew Like A Pro™ members. Sometimes I choose one because it has design elements I think they should know. Often, the SLP™ members request a dress for me to dissect because they want to use some of the ideas from their inspiration photo on their own…

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Four Ways To Look Taller Or Thinner

4 ways to look taller or thinner in your Dancesport, Country or Skate dress

Do you want four awesome, easy ways to look taller or thinner in your competition Dancesport, Country or Skate dress? #1 – use vertical straps the same color as the dress (instead of flesh color) #2 – choose a low-cut front (even a little bit, 1.5″ or 4 cm does the trick) #3 – use…

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10 Ways To Change A Ballroom or Skate Dress

10 ways to change a Ballroom, Latin, Country or Skate dress

  Almost every Dancesport, Country or Skate dress can be changed for weight loss or weight gain, to update it for changing trends, or to give it a fresh look so it feels new. Today I offer 10 ways to customize or change a ballroom gown — including ideas to turn it into a Latin or…

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Strong Design Elements Make A Classic Ballgown Shine

5 key design elements for a competition Dancesport ballgown

  Design elements can make or break a competition Dancesport, Country or skate dress. If your dress has too many design elements, the audience gets confused as to where on the dress they should look. Too few key elements and the viewer gets bored and quickly looks away.   What’s a dancer or skater to…

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Ideal Fabrics For Leotards And Sleeves

Top 10 Fabrics for competition Dancesport, Country and Skate Dresses.

You requested it. I created it. IDEAL FABRICS FOR LEOTARDS AND SLEEVES is not only a one-of-a-kind training video you can use on your very next Dancesport, Country or Skate dress, but I also created an awesome (if I do say so myself 🙂 ) download that accompanies the video! I’m super excited about this extended…

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Feathers Are Trending. Do You Want Them On Your Dress?

Feathers are hot in the Dancesport, Country and Skate world. Do you want them on your dress?

Feathers are a hot fashion statement in Dancesport, Country and skate dresses. Whether you’re adding a high-impact feather arrangement near the neckline or ostrich boas to the hem of your dress, feathers are trending … for now. Do you want to join in the feather frenzy? Or hold steady with a classic dress that will…

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Decorate A Dance or Skate Dress with Lace

Pro Tips For Perfect Rhinestoning on competition Dancesport, Country and Skate Dresses

  Decorate your dance or skate costumes with lace. It’s a beautiful way to create a repeating rhinestone pattern. It can be feminine, striking or nearly invisible when covered with heavy rhinestoning. To show you, I dip into the Sew Like A Pro™  stash. I figured, what the heck, if I’m editing video for the sewing…

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Perfect Colors for Dance and Skate Costumes

Teresa Sigmon uses a color wheel to help choose perfect colors for competition Dancesport, Country and skate dresses

“How do I choose the best colors for my dance or skate costume?” is the question I tackle in today’s blog. When it comes to choosing the perfect colors for ballroom, Latin, Country dance as well as ice and roller skating costumes, it’s easy to get overwhelmed or confused because you have a lot more…

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