At the last contest, the little sister sat quietly in the stands just watching. There were so few skaters in the beginning levels that I thought it was kind of silly I hadn't bothered to enter her into the contest too. She too would likely win a medal for just having shown up...and that might help her get over her feelings of being left out.
So our coach is working with her a little each week and she's going to skate to NY NY at the next contest.
I had this fabric on hand and since everyone in NY wears black...all the time, it was clear the dress should be black. Then I decided to look at dresses worn by Audrey Hepburn for inspiration, because I wanted a "classic" look. I saw a few "Breakfast at Tiffany" styled dresses I liked, but decided that this dress had to have sleeves, and I didn't want to fuss with a zipper. So I came up with a simple off the shoulder scooped neck and back get up. The fabric shines on it's own, so I just embellished the shear and neck line with beads.
Last night I finished her dress and beaded it up. I just have to come up with hair accessories for both girls and this season's dresses (maybe we can eek out two seasons again ;) will be done.
I'm a mother of six, the wife to a man who belongs to the Army, and an often disobedient child of God. Before I had kids I was a Registered Nurse and worked as an Emergency Room nurse. But now I'm a home educator and domestic engineer. When I find the time, I knit, sew, and read to further my own education. My constant ambition is to make the best decisions for the health and well being of my family.
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