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From the Made for Movement Blog

Waiting List Only for 2015

April 13th, 2015

I am sorry to say Made for Movement is booked completely for the remainder of 2015.  If you are looking for a custom-made competition costume, I can put you on a waiting list, in the event that someone who has reserved my time cancels her project.  If you would like to take a look at Made for Movement gowns currently for sale by their owners, please see the gowns for sale on my website at  I also have a very small selection of gowns for sale here in my studio, and you may call to ask about sizes and styles at 952-595-0003. Otherwise, I will begin taking projects for 2016 in the Fall. Thanks so much for your interest in my custom dancewear.  -Marsha

Last Chance for Menswear and Gently Used Gowns at Minnesota Madness

September 30th, 2014

Dear Clients Past and Present,In the interest of beginning to move toward my retirement, I have made the decision to eliminate some portions of my business and focus on others.  The biggest changes are:   1)  I will be eliminating menswear.   2)  I will not be vending at events any longer.3)  I willl no longer offer a consignment service for Gently Used costumes.   4)  Instead of 40-45 projects per year, I will take about 20.My final event as a vendor will be the Minnesota Madness, October 19th, 10:30am until 8:00pm, at the Medina Ballroom.  The event runs until 10:30, but I will stop selling at 8:00pm.I will be contacting you all to encourage you to tell me your lowest imaginable selling price, so that I can sell as many costumes for you as possible, without having to contact you for negotiation,  I will mark each gown with the price you name.  I encourage ...

Success for Less for Sally!

August 27th, 2014

This post is to show you that you do not have to spend a fortune to look great on the dance floor.  Sometimes a cocktail dress can become a costume with minimal tweaking.  This great little dress is from Cache, shown at the link in black.  My client Sally found it last fall in Steel Grey, and asked me to adapt it for her as a Rhythm gown.  It had tremendous potential!  The best dresses for adaptation have some things in common.1)  Made of stretchy fabric. 2)  Fits you beautifully or fits some places and is too large elsewhere.  There is NOTHING to be done if the dress is too small.3)  Is sleeveless, or if it has some sort of sleeve, you can raise your arms without the dress moving up on your body.  We can add a sleeve cut for movement, but dresses you buy are cut for standing-around-looking-good, ...

A Hawaiian Carnival for Rita

April 13th, 2014

Rita is one of the very first dancers I dressed, way back in the late 1980's. She has never stopped enjoying ballroom dancing. She is now retired, and her investment advisor told her she would need to take money from one her investments this year, and her thoughts turned to dance. She decided she would compete at Arthur Murray Dance-O-Rama this month, and wanted a new ballgown to wear for the event.  And she called me!The criteria we worked with were, soft, flowing, elongated, and elegant.  And Rita had no trouble choosing colors and fabrics.  She wanted lace, and chose a piece called Desire, which I really liked working with.  Since she wanted the result to be soft, we selected a georgette skirt, with a satin chiffon lining.Rita chose two pinks, a blue based one, called Carnival (upper left, folded to the right), and a more balanced but slightly warm one, ...

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