Storing Your Skate or Dance Dress

Teresa Sigmon,

                                          Once you’ve found, made or altered that perfect dress, you want to keep it looking great as long as possible. Let’s talk about how to prolong the life of a ballgown or skate dress…

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Is an Asymmetrical Neckline right for you?

Asymmetrical Neckline, Sew Like a Pro™

In this video, I had the privilege of filming on location at one of Dance Fit Oregon’s studios. Pat is the guest model. She and I have worked together for over fifteen years. When we designed Pat’s first ballgown and Latin dresses, we lived in different states: she in California, me in Arizona. Curiously, after several interstate moves,…

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Bargain Dress Becomes A Dancesport or Skate Costume

Turn a store bought dress into a competition ballgown, Sew Like a Pro™

One way to save money and still get a great dress is to pick a dress off the bargain rack from your favorite clothing store and customize it to fit your Dancesport, Country-Western or skating costume needs.      P.S. I recommend a stretch one so it’s most comfortable and will move with you. In…

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Look and feel better fast

Look and feel better fast, Sew Like a Pro™

Smile or laugh. Yes, it’s that easy. It works on the physiological and emotional levels. And, it works when you’re dancing or skating – as well as in real life. This photo-merge image you see here is really two screen-captures from a video my mom recorded while she and I were on a volunteer trash collecting vacation on…

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Create a more flattering backline

Has your body shape or size changed since you first made or purchased your dress? Do you have irregularities in your body shape that you would like to camouflage?  Watch this video to learn how to alter your gown to disguise these areas and create a more flattering backline. And, as a surprise bonus, learn additional style…

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