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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Standard Floats: Perfect Drapes For Your Ballgown

Teresa Sigmon, how to design the perfect drape for your ballgown

A sumptuous set of Standard floats can make a ballgown more interesting, more versatile and more colorful. They can completely change the look of a dress, making an old dress feel new. Standard floats can be detachable so the dress may be worn for both American and Standard dance styles. Or, for more fun and versatility, change…

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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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Discover Your Best Colors And Styles

Teresa Sigmon helps you discover your best colors and styles

Over my years as a dancer and seamstress, I’ve heard hundreds of questions about choosing the best colors and styles for Latin and Country dresses, ballgowns and skate costumes. The truth is that it is all based on YOU – your body shape and size, your hair and skin colors. I want to give you…

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It’s my birthday!

Teresa Sigmon, creator of Sew Like A Pro™

So was yesterday. I turned 47. But then again I thought I was 47 last year too. Of course, my mom corrected me quickly since if I was an extra year older, so was she. Oh, but you want to know why yesterday AND today are my birthdays? You see, I was born in the…

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The Perfect Bra Cup For Your Dance or Skate Dress

Sew the Perfect Bra Cup

Most of us have a love/hate relationship with the bra cups that are sewn in our dance and skate costumes. They’re too hard, too soft, too flimsy, too small, too big, too pointy and too pokey. They’re just dang uncomfortable, yet necessary. They offer support, shape and cushioning in areas that get banged around a…

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Vacation blog! Praise from a new Sew Like A Pro™ member

Vacation blog, Seams Sensational

I made this impromptu video while on a road trip with my dad, traveling around the Ozark Mountains in northern Arkansas and southern Missouri. No, I’m not a workaholic! I work a few hours each evening after he has gone to bed. 🙂 Despite the fact I have no makeup on and it’s 9:30 at…

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