It's still 3 months to go until the competition - AH MY FIRST SINCE 1996!!! - but I figure I may as well start on my costumes.
I'll be making 3 dresses - one for showcase, one for freeskate, and one for dance.
Today I started on the dance dress.
The base is a glitter velvet I bought back in Minneapolis at a fabric warehouse, figuring I'd use it SOMEDAY.
I've had it in a box for well over a decade, and it's in surprisingly good shape.
Anyway, I got the base dress done, started on the crystalling.
The design doesn't REALLY go with the music I picked for the dances - Swing and Fiesta - but whatever. First time back, no time to change between them, figure something fairly neutral would be a good idea.