Make your own youth Latin dance costumes

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

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 Dancesport and Skate dresses

Weight loss alterations for dance costumes

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

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

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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How to turn a wedding dress into a Dancesport ballgown

How to turn a wedding dress into a dance dress

Today’s video is an exciting one. It’s the transformation from a wedding dress to a custom-dyed ballgown. Pat, a long-time client, found her true love late in life. I was delighted she asked me to make her wedding gown! And even more thrilled when we came up with a solid plan to convert it to…

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Pack A Petite But Powerful Travel Sewing Kit

Teresa Sigmon reveals the contents in her personal travel sewing kit especially for skaters and Dancesport and Country dancers.

If you are a skater or dancer – or the parent of a skater or dancer – you need to carry a travel sewing kit with you on every trip – even if it’s just across town for a day competition. Yes, this applies to you folks who think you cannot sew on a button.…

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How to add mesh sleeves to a Dancesport or Skate dress

Teresa Sigmon, Bree Blevins,

Each custom dress I make is a collaborative effort between the client and me: taking into consideration her body shape and size, performance needs as well as her personal fashion tastes. In this video, we add mesh sleeves to a ballgown I made for Bree in 2006. When I originally made the dress for Bree,…

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How to create longer-looking legs

How to create longer-looking legs, Sew Like a Pro™

I love this style and color combination on Pat, our model. The dress is sexy yet sophisticated and age-appropriate without being boring. It also has a lot of little surprises such as: a removable sleeve, two-tone mesh and a trompe-l’oeil plunging back. Meet Pat, a fantastic lady and long-time client. She competes in Rhythm, Smooth and Standard. Today…

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Client Fitting with a Focus on Sleeves

Mesh Sleeves, Sew Like a Pro™

Hi Folks, It’s Teresa here. I’m excited because I dove into the Sew Like a Pro™ training programs for this week’s blog. Once the programs are up and running, hundreds of hours of videos like this is only available through the membership site when you register for the course. Let’s call this a sugar-free splurge 🙂…

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