Sprucing up my Standard gown - sewing questions!

Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by musicbrain, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. mindputtee

    mindputtee Well-Known Member

    The bias is the important part because it can be stretched out. Those floats there are of a light material, called "satin chiffon" by Chrisanne that is semi transparent.
     
  2. nikkitta

    nikkitta Well-Known Member

  3. Joe

    Joe Well-Known Member

    Bias tape?
     
  4. nikkitta

    nikkitta Well-Known Member

    floats made out of bias tape? :p
     
  5. Joe

    Joe Well-Known Member

    You were talking about ribbons...
     
  6. Sandra Rutherford

    Sandra Rutherford New Member

    Hi all
    Here is my latest dress which has a removable skirt. The other skirt is an 18" antique gold fringe 4 yards wrapped about the waist sorry I don't have a picture of it. The guy is my dance teacher. Anyway my latest thing is I want to put satin ribbon on to the bottom of a dance skirt. This video (go to YouTube and type in How to Use a Bias Tape Maker for Binding on a Quilt) show you how to make your own. Has anyone ever done this with stretch satin then added it to the bottom of spandex or stretch mesh?
    SandiNikitaDanceathon.jpg
     
  7. Sandra Rutherford

    Sandra Rutherford New Member

    So I have made a few dresses now. The first few like the one in my profile picture is from when I was 25 pounds heavier (dancing helped with that!). I am wondering if any of you know where to sell your hand-made dance dresses?
     
  8. mindputtee

    mindputtee Well-Known Member

    I have put mine up on facebook and gotten a few bites (sold one that way), I've put others up in the local studio (sold another that way). It will really come down to the quality. Hand-made is a very wide range, if it is well finished inside and looks professionally done, you may get some bites from studio hanging. Price also matters, set it low enough and you might also get bites from poor college students in want of a costume but not able to pay professional prices.
     
  9. bia

    bia Well-Known Member

    Plus the ad section here on DF, of course!
     
  10. Sandra Rutherford

    Sandra Rutherford New Member

    I saw the ad section on DF but it said something about not being a new member and that the first post would be deleted anyway so I wasn't sure. My Fred Astaire studio will not let me sew dresses for other people or sell the dresses I make in the studio. They have a Dress4Dance contract so that our professionals get their costumes for free.
     
  11. Sandra Rutherford

    Sandra Rutherford New Member

    Oh and here is that fringe skirt that I was talking about above that is removable. Danceathon14-2.jpg Danceathon14-1.jpg
     
  12. bia

    bia Well-Known Member

    It would probably be worth contacting a moderator through "messages to staff" to verify whether you'd be allowed to post an ad. I know the reason for the rule is so people can't join DF just for the purpose of free advertising. It doesn't seem to me that that's what you've done, but I'm not a mod, so I don't have a say in the matter. Wouldn't hurt to ask, though.
     

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