Hello everyone! Thanks again for joining us for launch last week — that was so much fun! Now that all the orders have been shipped to their new homes, it’s time to clean up and start dreaming again…
That said, in and amongst all the preparations for launch, we’ve begun working on a new custom order — an ice skating dress, to be exact. And it’s gorgeous! Here’s a picture of what we’re aiming for:
This is Ekatarina Gordeeva’s free skate dress from 1994. Isn’t all that red lace just scrumptious?
And here’s what we’ve got so far:
Since this is the first time we’ve ever made a skating dress, it’s been rather slow-going. They look simple, but there’s a whole different mindset behind them! Our client has been very patient and helpful, however (she used to skate herself, so she’s kindly pointed out important details like the exact shape of the skirt, and how judges don’t like loose sleeves). And, the lace itself has presented somewhat of a challenge — mostly because I’m very picky, it’s been hard to find something just right. So far the best option has been to color white lace motifs, cut them apart, and stitch them back together over the dress.