Oklahoma Song and Dance Costume…

Here is our latest custom made creation, for a song and dance solo “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” .  This costume consists of a leotard and a skirt.

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The red gingham lycra leotard was made to look like a frilly blouse and has built in hot pant shorts for decency and a modesty panel in skin tone stretch mesh at the front.  The skirt has a zip fastening at the back and is circular,  it can be ruched up at one side to show the petticoat underneath.  The petticoat is built in to the skirt to avoid any costume malfunctions!  It has 4 layers of frill at the bottom to give some volume and coverage when dancing and was cut on a circle to allow freedom of movement.  The zip is concealed at the side and the skirt has an adjustable waistband and belt loops made to fit the belt supplied by our client (the belt is just perfect!) . The ruching is adjustable and can be let out completely so that the skirt is a circular skirt without the ruching.

Overall, we needed to achieve a costume with a particular look that allowed unrestricted movement including split leaps and one that would also allow for hopefully 2 years growth so that the costume will last for the lifetime of this solo!

Our client was really pleased with the costume, here is her feedback below:

Hi Helen, 
I just wanted to express my heartfelt thanks to you for the wonderful costume you created for my daughter’s song and dance solo. Whilst I was initially nervous of ordering a costume which was to be designed remotely, from the moment we first exchanged emails, I knew I was in safe hands as you were clearly an expert in your craft. This was demonstrated by your ideas to help us shape and achieve the desired look, from what materials might be better to use, to suggested options around the style itself.  Even down to the detailing around taking measurements. Your communication throughout the process was superb and even after a request from the dance teacher to change the colours, it was never something you couldn’t manage to include. The costume arrived when promised and it was perfect, even better than imagined. The intricate attention to detail, the quality of dressmaking and practical aspects were outstanding. You fully incorporated what we needed (e.g. Adjustable belt to allow room to grow, modesty panel as you suggested). We just love it. I would recommend your services to others without any hesitation. Here’s hoping it brings us success! Thank you so much. “
All of our costumes have been made without fittings, we provide detailed guidance on how to take measurements and we discuss all details of the costume including fabrics to be used. So far we have had 100% positive feedback from our clients and many of our costumes and customer reviews appear on our website.  Contact me if you would like to discuss having a costume made and I will get back to you as soon as I can, all queries will be answered in the order in which they are received and please note that we can only accommodate a few more custom made orders in time for February half term. and it will be “first come first served”, orders are only accepted once we have agreed details/despatch date and deposit has been paid.