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Subject: Sooo, are ice skating skirts going to be the new irish dance dress?


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Date Posted: Thursday, June 25, 12:51:23pm

How many here would be able to make these? Stretch fabrics are not easy.

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I have been wanting to make these for years and in fact have some prototypes. (NT)Maybe I'll do some OTR'sThursday, June 25, 03:16:04pm

No I don't think so. What advantage would the BNDMs have? They have to keep one step ahead of the SNDMs, and that step at the moment is masses of embroidery which dressmakers without big machines cannot compete with. I think three panels will take over completely, but with lots of embroidery. (NT)Fewer SNDMs could compete with thoseThursday, June 25, 04:03:25pm

Yes we can compete. If a dress is made well and if it is designed tastefully, people are willing to buy a dress that does not look like the dresses that are being mass produced by the BNDM's. When there are dozens of dress covered with masses of embroidery, they all start to look the same. Some dancers don't want to look like everyone else. (NT)Some like a unique look.Friday, June 26, 09:07:10pm

Putting designs on stretch fabric is a whole different animal. They are all appliqué, and just an open zig-zag stitch is used, not a satin stitch. Many of them are also painted and/or airbrushed and/or fabric glitter paint is used. There would be a very big learning curve that I don't know if I would want to or have the time to do when money is not coming in, but (NT)I have thought about it.Monday, June 29, 09:06:22am

I haven't seen any skater type skirts? Did I miss something? (NT)confusedMonday, June 29, 08:22:06pm

I loved TCs dress when I first saw it, but the more I look at it, the more I just don't think that skin tight fit in the upper body and arms looks good for a dance that has no upper body movement. I'm not talking about hiding movement, I'm just saying that a leo is designed to enhance movement and accentuate muscles, not to show off a body not in motion. (NT)Am I making sense?Tuesday, June 30, 08:58:55am


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