My daughter is a figure skater and one of the things I have been doing lately is making skating dresses. I love doing them! They're a nice change of pace from quilts nad tuffets, and the fabrics are so fun and sparkly. I spend a lot of time making group costumes, but am wanting to do more individual costumes. Here's a simple black dress wth lots of Swarovski crystals. I have worked with crystals before, but not in this quantity. I have to say, it sure is FUN! This dress has cyrstals in clear, two shades of gray, and black.
Here is one of her skating; it's hard to get action shots with an iphone through smudgy rink glass!