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Month: April 2006

My Psychedelic Trip

My Psychedelic Trip

No, I have not started taking hallucinogenic drugs! I’ve finished the dress, I know the color rhinestones I’m going to use, and I needed to purchase some. I was torn between two different colors for the body of the dress, so I really want to look at them in person. I think I mentioned in a previous blog entry that the ONLY stones to use for a ballroom dress are Swarovski Flat Backs. They are pricey, but worth it. About…

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Making the Floats for the Tatum Dress

Making the Floats for the Tatum Dress

Part of the beauty of watching ballroom dancing competitions is seeing the beautiful dresses float and sparkle across the dancefloor. Floats are a lovely acoutrement to the ballroom dress. They can attach anywhere on the dress and can extend to one or both arms and are usually made out of light, sheer material – thus the term – floats. On Dancing with the Stars, the Tatum dress floats appeared to be made out of a heavier type of material –…

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