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Subject: Similar question to another dancer regarding changing skirts

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Date Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 10:14:49pm

After 4 years of "retirement", I'm thinking about getting back into the feis world. I have a stiffened faux 3-panel dress from when I used to compete, and I'm wondering whether it would be possible to have the skirt updated to a more modern skirt style (i.e. soft skirt) The dress is a one-piece dress, and the main fabric is glitterball. What sorts of factors would make this more or less feasible? Any rough estimates for how much it could cost? Would it make more sense to just get a new dress?


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If you are a championship level Sr. dancer, then glitterball is not a good choice. Dresses at this level are combinations of velvet, sewn sequin, and twinkle satin. A budget conscious choice would be getting a newer second hand dress with a dropped waist. You can usually find one in the $400 - $900 range. If your old dress has sentimental meaning, you might be able to salvage some of the applique to add to a new dress. (NT)LynnToledoThursday, January 10, 09:24:02am

I though Gavin was doing a lot of all-sequin fabrics recently. Seems like glitterball would fit in quite well next to those. (NT)mpFriday, January 11, 08:25:16am

The big consideration is that probably your dress does not have a drop waist. Adding a new skirt will look strange with a high waist. But perhaps you can use some of material from the current skirt to lengthen the waist (NT)==Monday, January 14, 06:30:34pm

Also depends on whether or not the bodice is high or dropped waist. It may be more realistic to go with a 2nd hand dress (NT)My adviceTuesday, January 15, 09:42:18am

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