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Skate Dress Design Challenge: estimated date is August 24 – 28, 2020.
Latin & Country Dress Design Challenge: estimated date is October, 2020.
The next Ballgown Design Challenge: estimated date is ???? Maybe November, 2020 or January, 2021.
Free 5-Day Ballgown Design Challenge!
June 22-26, 2020
Learn how to design a Country, Line or Dancesport ballgown that flatters your womanly figure.
Get live, online training every day for five days.
By participating, you have a chance to win full tuition to one of the Sew Like A Pro™ sewing programs.
Are you tired of competing in uncomfortable costumes that make you wonder if you were poured into someone else's dress?
Are you fed up with wearing dresses that have the wrong (or no) sleeves? A skirt that makes you look short? And a neckline that makes your bustline look not-at-all natural?
What if you knew which ballgown design elements look best on your body shape and size?
Do you think if you felt great and looked beautiful in your gown - accentuating all the right curves - that your dance performance would improve?
I know, because I used to compete professionally in Theater Arts and American Rhythm.
Plus, I have heard similar comments from my clients during 30+ years of making custom dresses and from 100+ of my Sew Like A Pro™ members who now make their own competition ballgowns.
How you look and feel when you walk onto the competition floor, makes a tremendous difference in how you performance.
Get the tools and training you need to design your own perfectly-sculpted gown that flatters your figure.
Set aside five days and join me, Teresa Sigmon, for my first-ever, FREE Design Like A Pro™ Ballgown Challenge.
You'll be glad you did.
WHO IS THE BALLGOWN DESIGN CHALLENGE IDEAL FOR?
This free 5-day challenge is ideal for all women who perform or compete in Ballroom, Country or Line Dance events.
This challenge is perfect for every woman who wants to look, feel and perform your best on the dance floor. When you know which colors and design elements (necklines, skirt attachments, focal points, etc) look best on your specific body shape and size.
Q1: I buy ready-made dresses online or at the competition. Do I need to learn how to design ballgowns?
Yes! Knowing which colors and design elements flatter your figure, helps you rule out a lot of dresses immediately.
- REDUCE OVERWHELM. … Less dresses to consider helps reduce feeling overwhelmed with the selections.
- SAVE TIME. … When you know which colors and design elements are appropriate for your body, you can rule out many dresses while they are still on the hangers so you don’t waste time trying on undesirable designs.
- CHOOSE THE BEST DRESS. … Being able to eliminate designs that you know will not look good on you greatly increases your odds of buying a dress that actually flatters your figure and helps you feel beautiful and comfortable.
Q2: I don’t know how to sew and cannot afford expensive gowns. I have a local seamstress make my dresses. Do I need to learn how to design ballgowns?
ABSOLUTELY! Odds are good your local seamstress is not a professional dressmaker specializing in Dancesport or Country ballgowns. Therefore, her designs are probably not going to create the most flattering, fashion-forward costume.
Learn what looks best on your body shape and size.
Learn how to design your own ballgowns. Then take your completed design to your seamstress and have her make it.
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Q3: I have my ballgowns custom-made by a high-end Dancesport dressmaker. Will they accept a design I bring to them?
Odds are good, the designer will be happy to accept your design.
There are some designers who love designing.
There are some designers who are very creative designers, but are not focused on creating a dress that looks good on your body shape and size.
When you know which design elements most flatter your body, you will have the confidence, and knowledge, to take your dressmaker’s suggestions, merge them with your own sketch and proceed with an even better design.
Q4: I sew my own dresses. Creating designs is often a struggle since I don’t know what looks good on me. Also, I have a hard time deciding what to make. I’m really excited to learn how to design properly!
CONGRATULATIONS! You are going to love the training in this challenge!
Everything I said in the other three questions pertains to you.
Creating a new ballgown design will be much less stressful and overwhelming for you after this ballgown design challenge.
Plus, you can enjoy the dressmaking process more because you’re not worried about figuring out the design (or having to make major design revisions) as you go.
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Sew Like A Pro™ member, Elif, shares her first-ever, hand-made ballgown.
Watch the progress from neckline success homework, to inspiration dress, sketch, then leotard fitting, and finally, the finished ballgown.
Above is Elif's Neckline Success homework, which is the corner stone for discovering what flatters your body shape and then designing body flattering ballgowns.
As soon as you join the free 5-day challenge and access our private Facebook group, you will have access to my TOP TEN TIPS FOR NECKLINE SUCCESS.
A photo shoot and GO LIVE VIDEO! is suggested so you can get unbiased feedback on what looks best on you.
If you want to know more about how to fit leotards with sweetheart necklines, check out the Sew Like A Pro™ blog post featuring Elif's leotard.