At Satin Stitches Ltd, where the largest share of our Fall custom designing and manufacturing business is for Minnesota High School dance team clients, as well as for other HS dance teams across the country, we are working on designing, cutting, sewing and embellishing all different types of performance costumes, from basics to the elaborate. From traditional Kick costumes to transforming and non-traditional lyrical Jazz costumes. From plain to deliciously embellished with lace, sequins and rhinestones.
Traditions in Minnesota ‘danceline’ costuming have changed over the decades and currently, most teams are wanting brand new costumes for the START of their competitive season. Now the biggest delivery month of our year is November. Back before the state tournament existed with sectionals qualifying teams, it used to be in February, in time for creating new costumes for the final performances of the season.
This new tradition for Minnesota teams really pushes most of our clients into ordering in late summer for mid-November delivery. But as you look towards the end of the 2016-17 season, Satin Stitches offers ‘Early Bird’ discounts for next season, as your season winds down.
Satin Stitches has been working with high school dance teams since the early 1980’s, and we have seen many changes in the dance team world. It has been a fun and interesting ride! Styles come and go, and then recycle back with a new ‘look’.
If you missed out on the timing for new costumes for mid-November, all is not lost! We have openings for new orders for delivery in late December and for January. So, if you find that your current costume doesn’t work for your team, start planning on something new and better! We can still delivery in December and January.
Our Satin Stitches team, here in suburban Coon Rapids, includes myself (Deborah Nelson) and two additional professional costume/fashion designers who work directly with you to develop your perfect new look. We offer advice on what can work the best for your team, based on decades of custom dance team design experience. Besides the design, we feel that the fit and construction are very important to insure the best results for your team’s performance. Our tagline is ‘Designed for a Sensational Performance!’ and this is what we strive for.
We continually update our construction methods and modify our sizing for the best results. With the continued popularity of unitards, we have just developed a method of sizing (with our generic sizing samples) to allow team members to order custom torso, sleeve AND leg lengths.
For years we have been utilizing our many sets of generic Sizing Samples, cut in various silhouettes, in our standard sizes of XS, S, M, ML, L, and XL – ALL with Short, Medium and Long lengths for a much better fit than the common ‘one length fits all’…as we all know – it doesn’t!
Newly added this summer, are our Satin Stitches customizable web styles at http://shop.satinstitches.com/ These pre-designed styles can be ordered in virtually any fabric combination. And yes, in all of our sizes (besides our standard sizes as noted, we offer child sizes and extended Plus sizes). Online, we even offer sketches where we can fill in the fabric color choices that you are thinking of, so you can ‘see’ your choices.
And because these patterns are already created – delivery can be much quicker. Our High School dance team clients love our design, fit, construction and service. If your team hasn’t work with Satin Stitches in a few years, please check out our website and/or give us a call!