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Blue sequinned leotard

Added Oct 7, 2013

by Jodi Wade

Budapest, Hungary






I made this leotard for an aerial hoop competition. Didn’t place but I had so much fun. My wonderful teacher covered us all in glitter and gave us chocolate for energy :)

The pattern and design are my own.
Sewing these sequins… omg. This fabric… I was really regretting buying it while sewing. Needles were breaking and flying into my face so I ended up sewing with sunglasses on to protect my eyes. Tip: choose round sequins. These ones are square and have pointy corners which poked into my legs around the legholes. Spent a lot of time unpicking all the sequins from the edges.

I hand sewed on some bra cups from an old bikini. It has flesh coloured fabric at the top and is lined in black fabric. I made my slippers too.

At the end of the comp we all had to get up on stage. Only a week or so earlier they told us we had to wear a long dress (!!!). I didn"t want to spend time/money on a long dress I’d wear once so I just safety pinned some fabric around my waist as a skirt :D See the last pic.

There is a video of the comp:



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    Nov 11, 2013, 01.50 PMby Timea Schmidt

    Awesome Jodi! You look fabulous in it. The coverup is such a great idea.

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    Oct 14, 2013, 10.17 AMby mayadaughterofsun

    U r amazing…

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    Oct 8, 2013, 07.53 PMby carottesauvage

    That’s well sexy…!! A circus crew (not a Bela Tarr one) has abducted you? :)xxx

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    Oct 8, 2013, 07.43 AMby vancour

    LOVE this! I just started taking silks and would love to someday have to patience to make my own leotard :) Nice work!

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