Vacation blog, Seams Sensational

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

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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Pattern Making from Teresa Sigmon, founder of Sew Like a Pro

[personal update] Bad “stuff” always offers good opportunities

Hey everybody! Sorry I’ve been off the chart for a few months. I’ve been recovering from a severe low back/hip sprain that left me in horrible pain and mostly unable to walk or stand upright for several months. It’s a little tough to smile for the camera under those conditions 🙁 Despite a frustrating, slow-healing…

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Teresa Sigmon, creator of the SEW LIKE A PRO™ training series, teaching YOU to make professional quality dance and skate costumes

Nina’s (age 9) Standard & Latin costume is ready

When Nina, her mother Liza and I met, the nine-year old was calm and confident, knowing exactly which colors she wanted. As the design process went along, versatility was a big topic of conversation since Nina needs to be able to grow into the costume – both physically and emotionally. Also, youth dancers often do…

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Lazar's boys youth latin dance costume

Lazar’s (age 11) Standard & Latin outfit is finished

Okay, so Lazar and his partner Nina are too cute! We had a blast filming. The bloopers (and there were a lot) are so fun I had to include at least a little footage. What you don’t see is that Lazar’s two sisters are watching on the sidelines. We were all scurrying around in-between takes.…

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Make your own Latin dance skirt

Tired of your Latin or skate skirt? Make TWO options!

Are you tired of your Latin or skate skirt and want a new look? When you know how to Sew Like A Pro™ you can remove the old skirt and make two (or three or four) new skirts — for far less money than buying or making a new one! The dress changes in this…

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Making youth Latin dance costumes, Teresa Sigmon, Sew Like a Pro™

Make your own youth Latin dance costumes

How fun! Today’s video features competitive ballroom dancers Nina (age 9) and Lazar (age 11). I want to introduce them to you and discuss some of the challenges many parents and seamstresses have while costuming their children. This is video one of three. Once their costumes are all finished you’ll get another view of both…

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Weight loss alterations for dance costumes

Weight loss alterations for Dancesport and Skate dresses

Liesl, the model for the Complete Basic Ballgown Program, made a lot of dietary improvements and has shed pounds and inches since I made this dress for her sixteen months ago. In today’s video I walk you through changes – both optional and absolutely necessary – that can be done to this dress to make…

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How to snip a waistband for a smoother look, Sew Like a Pro™

How to snip a waistband for a smoother look

This one little trick can make a world of difference in how we women look and feel in our dance or skate costumes as well as in our every day clothes. hint: SNIP THE WAISTBAND! Watch this video to learn how you can safely snip, or even remove, the waistband on your hose or tights so…

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