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A few weeks ago, Instyle magazine ran a great article about making figure skating costumes. I thought you might want to read it.

Learn to make Dancesport, Country, Figure Skating costumes, InStyle magazine, Olympics 2018
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InStyle Magazine wants to know: "What Goes Into the Olympics' Most Dazzling [figure skating] Costumes?"

I know what goes into making those types of dresses. I've been making costumes of that caliber for almost 30 years!

I was a hobby ice skater and am a retired professional Dancesport competitor with many U.S. titles.

I know what competition dresses need to feel like and look like, and how they need to move with the dancer or the skater.

how to take proper measurements to make competition Dancesport, ballroom, Latin, Country and skate dressesHowever, I don't make a lot of dresses anymore unless I can film some aspect of the dress -- or even all of the making-of-a-dress.

I took my dressmaking skills into a new arena.

I created the world's first interactive, video-based, online sewing school with the sole intention to teach seamstresses how to make professional quality Dancesport, Country and Skate dresses.

It's called Sew Like A Pro™.

To date, my sewing school, Sew Like A Pro™, has members from seven countries. Our numbers grow every week.


Do you know how to sew street clothes, home dec items or quilts, but only dream of making that first dress because you don't know where to begin?

Are you an experienced dressmaker who has made several dresses for yourself, your daughter, or clients, but each costume is so frustrating it feels like you're reinventing the wheel?

Are you an income-producing dressmaker who wants to uplevel your efficiency and speed to improve your dress quality, profit margins and customer satisfaction?

Sew Like A Pro™ is the place you want to be to get the solutions you want.

Enrollment is open until March 10th, 2018 @ 9pm PST (UTC -8 hours)



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I recently interviewed one of my Sew Like A Pro™ members.

When I asked her if she felt the Sew Like A Pro™ was what she wanted, before I could even finish my question she said:

"Totally. The first two pages [modules] were worth the cost of the class.

It was exactly what I was looking for. It had everything that I needed. It had all the answers to my questions.

I was able to take my first attempt and make a body suit without any problems."

My dream was to create a sewing school that would help people (mostly women, of course) turn their dreams into something they could wear.

I wanted to teach folks to make professional quality dresses like they see on the Olympics or on Dancing With The Stars. I want women to feel beautiful and confident in their ballroom, Country and figure skating costumes.

I think my mission has been accomplished.

Click here to watch her video interview


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