I made this rhythm gown just over a year ago, but never got around to writing about it. I thought I would wait until I saw Cathy wear it, so I could include photos of her dancing, but somehow, I never made it to an event of hers, and did not get the photos I had imagined.
There is another opportunity coming up, (which I would have missed again, given I will be at the MN Star Ball on that day) but Cathy broke her foot and is not able to dance in the Arthur Murray Showcase on the 19th, and I know she is SAD about that. So hopefully, this little post will lift her couch-bound spirits!
One of my favorite parts of this costume is the jewelry! We had originally designed something quite different, and at the final fitting, we re-designed to make better use of the angular design accent lines. Yum! I love the peek-a-boo necklace, and wish I had a shot of it on the form.
As she did on her last gown, Cathy did an excellent job of the rhinestone application, both as a means to stay involved with her design, and to ensure the lowest possible cost for a great result.
Cathy, I am so sorry you can't dance this weekend, but I hope this gives you a smile and some great memories. I hope your will be up and animating this gown SOON!