When this year started I thought I would be sewing a functional wardrobe for all seasons. What I ended up sewing was quite different. I think the numbers speak for themselves… 10 Tops0 Pants2 Skirts7 Dresses6 Coats/Jackets4 Sweaters/Cardigans3 Skating Costumes (for me)42 Skating Costumes (for others)2 Home Dec/Crafts TOTAL SEWN ITEMS = 76 Wow. That … More A Year of Sewing: 2013
This was an interesting year for me and skating. I partially feel like I haven’t accomplished quite as much as I wanted in terms of passing tests, but I also am quite pleased with how I did competitively, especially at the National Championships. I moved into a new event this year, so my success was … More Skating Accomplishments 2013
I have more than a few holiday posts to get up, but it has become my yearly tradition to spend the last few days of the year doing a review of all of the topics I have been covering on my blog. Reading, skating, Burda, and sewing reviews, as well as plans for the upcoming … More Reading Round Up 2013
I don’t know why, but I can never find a digital preview of the Burda Style Classics online. I order the magazine anyway even though it requires a bit of faith that the patterns will turn out well. (I know last year a lot of people were disappointed with the patterns, since many of them … More Newsflash: Burda Classics 2013 Is Here!
Ok, so a few days ago I showed off my first attempt at a figure dress for the season. It turned out alright, but it wasn’t quite as impressive as I wanted it to be, so I decided to make a second dress for nationals. Earlier this year I bought this fabric from the LA … More 2013 Figure Dress #2 – The Galloping Peacock
This year I knew I wasn’t going to have a lot of time to decorate my own costumes, so I wanted to make something that would have maximum sparkle with minimum effort. I found this great sequin fabric in the Los Angeles Fashion District, and lined it with some acetate slinky. It had a lovely … More 2013 Dance Dress
I have been a bit slow in posting the skating costumes I made for competition this year because I was waiting for some of the good professional photos to come. I don’t have a lot of good photos of this particular dress because I only wore it at regionals, and the lighting was terrible. I … More 2013 Figure Dress #1 – Teal Lace