|My lovely peacock fabric.|
This dress was a bit more complex than some of my others - I first had to make a skating dress, then I had to applique the peacock panel onto it. So first I made my self a dress, then I had to drape the peacock panel onto it (while I was wearing the dress), pin it in place, and then take off the dress to stitch it down. Since it was very early and everyone was sleeping I didn't really have any help with this process.
By this point I had been getting very little sleep for weeks, and I had been inhaling glue fumes for days, so my thought processes were a bit... out there. And after sewing like mad for several hours I started thinking my dress reminded me very much of the peacock costume from the skating spoof movie Blades of Glory. In the film one of the characters has a silly signature move called the "galloping peacock." Hence I gave it a name - The Galloping Peacock Dress.
|Jon Heder as Jimmy MacElroy - in his peacock costume.|
|A full look at the costume.|
|Close up of the beading. |
I used five different colors of glue on stones.
|Close up of a sew-on pear shaped rhinestone.|
|More beading details.|
|I used several sizes of sew-on and glue-on stones to get the effect I wanted.|
|The Galloping Peacock!|
|You can see the feathers extending onto the back.|
|A view of the side.|
I had the panel run diagonally over my hip.
|Bronze Medal at Nationals!|
And that is the last of my skating costumes for this past competitive season. I made many many others, but they weren't for me, so I won't be showing them off on the blog. I'm still skating, so I can assure there will be more practice dresses and competition outfits coming in the next year!