Earlier this year, I made a special trip to Sydney and bought a dress for competition. It's a nice dress and very pretty and I love it very much, but it was so hard finding a dress to fit. (I'm 5'9" and...well...not skinny. Not huge, but definitely not skinny. Plus I'm not sure any pre-made dress companies realised female figure skaters actually grew to be five nine.)
Late last year, my grandma made a pair of boot covers for me - I accidentally bought WAY too much lycra and joked at the time that I could make a matching dress with the leftovers - and now the idea won't leave my head. That way I could save money AND the dress would most likely fit, and I could make it the way I wanted exactly.
Has anyone here got experience with making figure skating dresses? Which patterns do you use? I'm liking the look of the Jalie patterns and people in other places say they're easy to work with...
Any other advice would be greatly appreciated
(I better put this as a disclaimer: I am a notorious procrastinator and will probably go back and forth with my mindset on this subject for MONTHS.)