Appliquéing fabricsis going to be easier this winter when I pick up my new sewing machine with lots of stitches!
Crystal Buckles from Swarovski are in and fun. I used a 2” square one on a Billy Idol “Rebel Yell” jazz skirt in pewter, eggplant, black and silver hologram colors.
Custom dyeing has become part of my repertoire of tricks. I have included a variegated red-orange-yellow underskirt for an ice dancer, black tipped petals for Swan Lake, and pink edged underskirts for a “Waltz of the Flowers” costume.
Fabulous Fabrics are available this year. I have a very feminine diamond puff mesh in
turquoise, lavender and coral with coordinating fabrics. Some great new gold lycras in
Shattered glass (hologram), Mystique and Bronze Tye-dye Mist are now available from Action Fabrics & Trim. Action Fabrics has some gorgeous and different jacquards.
Key Lime Ombre, Georgia Burnout Velvet, a Japanese style Blue Jacquard and other fabrics too numerous to mention are now available from Your Designs.
Insets galore are in this year: in the bodice of dresses, down the side of jazz pants, and in the midriff of dance leotards and Arabian style skating costumes.
Matching costumes for Build-a-Bear or Sassy Cat have made some of my projects really fun. I make a small facsimile of your costume for your creature to its measurements. The cost for this is generally $25.
Recent Projects have included a Phantom of the Opera shirt, a Rockettes 2009 styled dress, high heeled boot covers, Calypso, Elvis, Don Quijote and many other challenging themes!
Email me about your project!