adventures in (red) lace

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:

Ekatarina Gordeeva Red 1994 Short Program Dress

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:

red Gordeeva dress

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.


Labor-intensive? Yes.

Fabulous? Absolutely!




4 thoughts on “adventures in (red) lace

  1. I just love your designs and have purchased all the patterns that are available at Liberty Jane. My question is…will any of your other collections be available in pattern form? There are several that I am interested in.
    Thanks so much – Kyla Lunderman, Sugar Bug Boutique

    • Hi Kyla! Thanks for the kind words! We are working hard to get as many past collections available in pattern form as possible — having them published is very exciting 😀 Which dresses are you interested in?
      Best, Melinda

      • I love them all, but I think my favorites are “Vintage Fresh”, “Suzanne”, the entire “Blue Skies”, but especially “Day Dream”. I like “Laurinda” and I absolutely have to have “Creme de la Creme”. It is so beautiful. I just finished making the “School Girl” dress last night. It was more work than I expected, but oh so worth it!

  2. Oh yes! Those are all gorgeous — and we are definitely aiming to get some more of the summer dresses out in the near future. It’s getting to be that time of year…. 😀

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