This was where the active side of Frozen Couture all began. I had a few mothers at our rink ask if I would make them training gear, This wasn't on my list of things to do LOL as I found all the training wear the figure skaters seamed to wear to be bland, black and boring and for me to want to make something I need to be motivated and inspired in a creative way, so I did kind of brush it to the side.
But I did like the idea of a glamour track suit for competition days and official practice. So I made up Montana-Jane 2 glamour track suits in a blue velvet with white motifs and a leopard print on black velvet and red roses. The thing I thought I was being clever with was adding the skirt to the pants, which Montana Loved. The Blue one kind of matched her program dress as well at the time so that one was used more on comp days and she liked to wear the leopard print one for training. The thing that I liked about it was she always stood out and when I looked up from what ever it was I was doing at the time be it sewing, talking to another mother or on my phone I could spot her right away and not sift through all the skaters wearing black.
It really finished her off so to speak on competition day as she looked the part which made her feel the part, it helped with her confidence from the second we left home, it also made it easier for me to get her out of her competition dress after skating as I just died inside watching her run around with her friends in the competition dresses as I always hated the thought of them getting ruined, so it still made her feel special wearing the Glamour track suits. I also started make competition jackets for skaters that matched there dresses just to add that little bit of extra flare.
It was Montana's blue track suit that caught one of the interstate mothers eyes at the sign in table at our first Crystals. This is where a very very special friendship started, the day I met Kristen Masters, an amazing women, mother and now friend. Kristen just loved Montana's outfit and decided she wanted in on some Frozen Couture gear and it is her dress I will be blogging about next week. Kristen Master's gave me a little push in the right direction and it was her and her daughter that inspired me to do what I now do today. The one thing that I have gotten the most out of this crazy sport my daughter decided to get us involved in is the friendships I have made along the way. There are so many beautiful people that are involved in the sport and I feel so blessed to have such wonderful friends around me with all their support and encouragement has truly been a blessing.