Though skating has not been as large a part of my life since my back injury, I was very happy to have been able to participate in the National Championships as both a judge and competitor this year. Last year I didn’t have much to report, but this year has seen a few major successes: Placed … More Skating Accomplishments 2017
While I made many skating costumes for other skaters over the past season, I also managed to make some costumes for myself, because I skated this year! I was unable to compete the last two years due to a back injury. While it plagued me this year as well, I was finally strong enough to … More 2017 Nationals Skating Costumes
This has definitely been an up and down year for me as far as skating is concerned. While I did accomplish many things I had been working towards for a long time, I also had quite a few failures as well. Costume sewing stress had combined with it all to produce a… less than favorable … More Skating Accomplishments 2014
Long time readers of my blog may recall that I visited the National Museum of Roller Skating back in 2012 – the last time nationals was held in Lincoln, Nebraska. I managed to get a quick visit in this trip too, and it was really fun to see the changes and new exhibits. Even the … More National Museum of Roller Skating – 2014 Visit
Seeing as how this is (supposed to be) a sewing blog, I feel that it is about time I start actually posting some sewing projects to it. So far this year I have sewn five skating dresses for myself (well, one of them was actually started, and mostly finished, two years ago, so it doesn’t … More 2014 Skating Dress(es)
A bit of roller skating news – the USARS Regional/National draw for the 2014 dance and figure requirements has been announced. You can see it by CLICKING HERE. Any skaters out there? Are we happy with the picks? Looks like it is time to start living at the rink again. Happy skating!
I have been planning to make this jacket a long time. A really long time. Like, I saw this jacket in an online database of old Burda magazines and it caused me to go to Ebay and start buying old issues of the magazine long time. It took me a while to gather the fabric … More Pattern Review: BWOF-08-2006-101