So, anyway, here's the dress!
|Ta-da! Haha, just kidding - all the fun stuff is on the other side.|
|See - all the sparklies!|
|Each flower was cut out individually and sewn on like an applique.|
|The main fabric is acetate slinky, which has a nice drape and flow.|
|I borrowed gloves at regionals, and made my own last-minute before|
I left for nationals. Not my best work, but they looked ok on the floor.
|I bought this bracelet at the Gordman's in Lincoln|
and stoned it in my hotel room. It was the perfect accent piece.
|Still love this dress.|
|It was a lot of work last year... so it was nice to be|
able to wear it again.
|A look at how the detail continues down the side.|
|I still think the back of the skirt is my favorite part.|
This season, as a whole, has been rather exhausting and disappointing, for a number of reasons. I feel like I have improved as a skater, but not enough to achieve the goals I had at the start of the season. I've been skating way more this year than I have in the past, but I really think that I am going to need to reconsider my training habits for the next season - especially the work that I (need to start doing) off skates. In the past Nationals has always energized me, and motivated me for the upcoming season. This year the only feeling I had when it was over was exhaustion. I don't like to take too much time off (heck, I've already been back to the rink!), but I am definitely going to be taking it easy - with regards to both skating and sewing - for the next few weeks. Maybe somewhere in there I'll find time to take and post pictures of my other costume...
Skating pictures were purchased from the professionals at Callam Sports Photography.