Sewing Program Details

Teresa Sigmon created Sew Like A Pro™, the world's first and best online sewing school designed especially to teach ice and roller skaters, Dancesport and Country dancers how to make professional quality costumes for themselves or others.

Each Complete Program  has over fifty hours of instructional videos, hundreds of tutorials photos and dozens of downloads that are released in a logical, easy-to-follow sequence over eleven weeks. You have lifetime, 24/7 access to all training material.

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3:  Watch the video. Press pause. Do the work yourself.

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COMPLETE  PROGRAMS

Each comprehensive, 11 week program teaches dressmaking in a logical,
easy to follow, step-by-step system.

All videos and downloads include calculations in both metric and inches.

COMPLETE BASIC BALLGOWN

Learn everything you need to know in this comprehensive course to creating beautiful ballgowns!

In this program, “basic” means that the design allows for a minimal amount of fabrics and the skirt is attached directly to the body suit (versus having an "over dress" or a skirt yoke).

"Basic" designs are perfect for beginning dressmakers.

Since "Basic" designs are the quickest style of ballgowns to make, they save you time and money over more complex or "advanced" designs.

Please see the detailed course description above, as well as information about the difference in "basic" and "advanced" courses.

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COMPLETE BASIC LATIN / SKATE

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Since the COMPLETE LATIN / SKATE PROGRAM is not ready for enrollment yet, the three skirts that will be taught in this program can accompany the COMPLETE BALLGOWN program.

How cool is that? You don't need to wait another day to enroll.

Please inquire if this skirt package meets your dancing or skating needs. teresa@seamssensational.com

3 Latin Skate skirts


COMPLETE ADVANCED #1 for SKATE, BALLGOWNS or LATIN DRESSES

This program is for you if you’ve already completed either of the COMPLETE BASIC PROGRAMS - ballgown or Latin / Skate!

In this program we tackle creating asymmetrical lines on the dress using two or more fabrics. It’s a great way to create sheer looks or to incorporate an accent shape or color on the dress. This fun technique requires planning and patience, but the end result can be sexy, sassy, or classy depending on your design. Better yet, it works equally well for Ballgowns, Latin dress and Skate costumes!

Learn everything you need to know in this ultimate guide to creating a complex, multi-faceted Ballgown, Latin or Skate costume including no-sag mesh sleeves, beaded fringe and ....

P.S. This may also be appropriate for you if you’ve made several Latin or Skate costumes with fairly good success, but want to improve your knowledge and skills so you can make more complex dresses. Solid sewing basics are a must if you want to master the techniques presented in this program.

Please see the detailed curriculum above for more details as well as comparison of "basic" versus "advanced" so you can decide which is best for your needs.

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COMPLETE ADVANCED #2: OVER-DRESS for BALLGOWNS or LATIN DRESSES

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This program is for you if you’ve already completed either of the basic programs - ballgown or Latin / Skate!

Sorry, this technique is not recommended for skaters; the separate bodice and leotard are not appropriate for the high speeds of skaters, especially pairs or dance.

In this advanced program, you’ll learn how to make a dress in which the leotard and the bodice are two separate items, attached only at the neckline.

This is an indispensable technique if you wish to use a decorative or not-very-stretchy material for the bodice that just won’t work for the leotard. It’s also a fantastic way to smooth out the hills and valleys on plus size ladies, or if you want to make detachable skirts that slide inconspicuously between the leotard and bodice.

It may also be appropriate for you if you’ve made multiple gowns with fairly good success, but want to improve your knowledge and skills.

Solid sewing techniques and the ability to make a well-fitting leotard are a must before continuing on with this advanced program.

INDIVIDUAL  MODULES

Each module focuses on one aspect of dressmaking.

Many of the individual modules listed below are "must-know" training,
and therefore, are part of each COMPLETE PROGRAM.

NOTE: No individuals modules are available for enrollment at this time.

MEASURING & PATTERN MAKING

This is only available as part of the COMPLETE PROGRAMS.

Great fitting dresses begin with accurate measurements and a well-designed pattern. Excel at both with this must-have program!

Learn how to take proper measurements on yourself or on someone else. Learn what tools you need to make an awesome-fitting pattern that can be used over and over again for any style of dance or skate. Also included are two measuring charts PLUS pattern-making diagrams PLUS tutorial photos to help make the entire process easy. (This key program is included with all four of the COMPLETE programs.)

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CUSTOM DESIGNS

A COMPLIMENTARY 20-minute consultation with Teresa Sigmon ensures she'll create the best one-of-a-kind sketches for your body shape and size.

Since body shape isn't the only consideration, the sketches will also suit your performance level, your personal fashion tastes as well as your sewing abilities.

Each design package contains THREE sketches, in color, with detailed notes. In addition, fabric recommendations, where to buy and how much are included for each sketch.

Like many of Teresa's dress clients, you may have a difficult time choosing your most favorite sketch to make first.

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ASYMMETRICAL NECKLINES

COMING SOON:  Supplement the COMPLETE programs with this asymmetrical neckline program. Learn how to design, fit and finish three different styles of asymmetrical necklines.


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STANDARD FLOATS

 

Have a gown that needs floats so it can be worn for Standard?

This program is for you! Learn to make three types of floats in this program - all of which can be permanently attached or detachable.

Float-making is available as part of the COMPLETE BALLGOWN PROGRAM.


MESH UPPER BODY

Want to know how to cover your upper with mesh without having ugly, saggy armpits or a huge zipper up the center back?

This is your program!

Teresa shares her trade secrets and techniques to teach you exactly how to create an ultra- sleek look with only one seam on each arm.

Three versions are taught here so you can do one way or combine two options to create your own look:

  • full coverage on chest and back
  • open chest (you get two idea options for the front)
  • open back (you get three idea options for the back)

This almost-seamless mesh training is only available as part of the ADVANCED #1 COMPLETE PROGRAM.

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LATIN / SKATE SKIRTS

1)  3 easy-to-make, high impact skirt patterns and the accompanying training videos presented in the COMPLETE BASIC LATIN / SKATE program... These skirts can accompany the Complete Ballgown Program.

3 Latin Skate skirts

 

2) COMING SOON.... 3 skirt patterns and accompanying training videos presented in the COMPLETE ADVANCED #1  LATIN / SKATE / BALLGOWN program. (This program is only available as part of the Advanced #1 program.)

 

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GATHERED BODICES

COMING SOON: This program is a fantastic compliment to the COMPLETE programs. It’s a skill you want because it’s so versatile and effective!

With gathered accents, you can create asymmetrical or symmetrical designs AND it can be used for all dance and skate styles.

It’s a particularly great way to spruce up no-rhinestone costumes. Not to mention that gathered areas can enhance a small bust line and (when used properly) can minimize a full tummy. You’ll learn when, where, why to use gathered accents to help create a figure you’ll love.


DETACHABLE SKIRTS: LATIN & BALLROOM

COMING SOON: This program is a fantastic compliment to the COMPLETE programs. You’ll learn how to make detachable skirts that go over a leotard (use with the BASIC program techniques) or that slide inconspicuously between the dress and the leotard (using the ADVANCED program techniques). Smooth, Standard, Latin and Skate skirt options are included.

*Detachable skirts are NOT recommended for high level skaters, ice dancers or pair skaters since there is no guarantee the skirts will not twist around or pull down during high velocity movements, lifts and tricks.


RHINESTONING ACCESSORIES - BRACELETS, EARRINGS, ETC.

Why pay $150 or more for one bracelet? Learn how to make your own perfectly matching, flexible yet durable bracelets in a variety of sizes!

Sew and no-sew accessories are covered in the program.

Also included: how to make lace necklaces and simple earrings.

Accessory training is included in each "Complete Program". Actual accessories taught vary according to the program.

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RHINESTONING TIPS, TECHNIQUES - MUST KNOW BASICS

Never rhinestoned before?

Do you dread rhinestoning because it’s so messy and frustrating?

Do your rhinestones fall off each time you wear your dress?

This program will simplify your bling application!

Get the insider secrets from the pro! You’ll learn:

  • different kinds of glues
  • types, shapes and sizes of rhinestones and where and when to use
  • application techniques for bodices, sleeves, skirts and elasticized necklines

This training is included in each "Complete Program".


PERFECTLY FITTED ZIPPERS

A well-fitting, inconspicuous zipper is a thing of beauty. Learn how to properly shape the area where your zipper goes as well as learn all the tricks needed to install both regular and invisible zippers.

Zipper installation training is included with each "Complete Program".

 


LET'S TALK

1/2 HOUR or ONE HOUR PRIVATE SESSION VIA SKYPE or PHONE.

Speak directly with Teresa Sigmon, founder of Seams Sensational and Sew Like A Pro™ to discuss your dress design or sewing questions.

Need help with a work in progress? Skype is the answer so Teresa can see your dress and offer easy, accurate solutions for your sewing dilemma.

Need help deciding on a dress design for your body shape and size? Either Skype or a combination of email and phone will work nicely to create a design that is most flattering and best suits your sewing skills.

Each "Complete Program" includes a 30-minute bonus session with Teresa.

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