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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Meet SLP™ Member & Country Competitor

Sew Like A Pro™ member, Patsy, performs in a country and swing dance competition wearing a dress she made!

This is as close to a “live” video as I’ve ever done. Patsy and I met for the first time today. We filmed on location at the Portland Dance Festival. Afterwards, we helped decorate the ballroom. Then I rushed home to edit the video and get it out to you. Why the rush, you may ask? The…

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Are You a Starter or a Finisher?

starter finisher strengths for dressmaking, dance skate performance

  Want to learn your dance or skate routines faster with less stress? Need to know why you love some aspects of dressmaking and despise others? Know your strengths to maximize your dressmaking plus your Dancesport, Country, Skate performances. Many business and personal development coaches tackle this “starter finisher” topic. Not one of them addresses…

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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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FAQ about Sew Like a Pro™

FAQ, Sew Like a Pro™

I want to make sure you hear the answers you need, straight from me. WHY DID I CREATE AN ONLINE SEWING SCHOOL FOR DANCESPORT & COUNTRY DANCERS, ICE & ROLLER SKATERS? The first decade of making dance and skate costumes, I struggled to get dresses to fit as well as I thought they could. I’ll…

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[Sew Like A Pro™] Take a tour of the member’s site

Join the world’s best member-only, online sewing school that focuses on making Dancesport, Country, Ice and Roller skating dresses.

  Are you curious what’s REALLY in the world’s first and best, member-only sewing school? Watch the video below to take a tour of the live site.   “I like that I can watch the video first then go back and watch again/start/stop as I am working on the project.” — Ginger, U.S.A. “I appreciate…

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Showcase Sew Like A Pro™ Students’ Work

The online sewing school to sew mesh, skirt yokes, fringe

  SEPTEMBER 12, 2016 When I created the SEW LIKE A PRO™  online sewing school, I had a dream of teaching ballroom and country dancers, ice and roller skaters how to make professional quality costumes.  My dream is being fulfilled – and surpassed – by ten amazing women from Australia and the U.S.A. The entire…

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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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