Ice Skating Dresses | Detailed Design & Craft Process
For those looking for a one of a kind costume, made to measure and designed based on their unique style and performance. These exquisite creations are the result of thoughtful collaboration, carefully selected materials, precise measurements, timely fittings, and hand-finish tailoring.
Consultation & Collaboration
We meet with the athlete, coaches, and parents to discuss design ideas including color, material, and the mood and music of the performance.
In addition, we determine the production schedule and talk through any considerations that affect the design, construction, and delivery of your one of a kind costume.
Based on the ideas discussed during the consultation, we provide a hand-drawn design rendering including front and back views and detailed drawings where needed to highlight unique design features.
Once the design is approved, materials are chosen from top manufacturers and weavers from around the world who are known for fabic quality, integrity, and color.
In order to make our designs truly shine during a performance, we hand select each stone from only the highest grade of Swarovski crystals.
Each garment is carefully constructed in our Massachusetts-based workshop by Yumi and her specially trained seamstresses whom she has taught her unique way of sewing performance apparel. Every detail is inspected and approved by Yumi before moving on to the next step in the process.
At this stage, the base of the costume design is made to measure and prepared for the fitting.
The fitting is a very important part of the overall design success. This is when final measurements are taken to ensure proper fit and movement of the costume.
This is also when we finalize the quantity and placement of all embellishments to perfect the look of the design.
After the fitting, we complete all final alterations to the design and add all embellishments which includes crystals, feathers, and accessories such as hair pieces.
This is when each costume is transformed
from a garment into a work of art.