Added Feb 21, 2012
I can’t think of anything better than combining my two favorite things in the world, gymnastics and sewing!
I first thought of making my own leotard due to the fact that I never manege to find a good fitting one. They’re always either not long enough or to wide (or both!). Do the people who make them think tall people are fat or something???
I made my own pattern which was quite hard, but I wanted it to fit properly. Sewing it up was a bit frustrating and I had to make myself unpick a whole part because the blue bits weren’t matching up.
I was going to take some proper photos at the gym this morning, but somehow it never happened. My friend took a few on the practice beam, but they’re not great. At training we wear our shorts with our leotards but in competition we’re not allowed.
Anyway, it’s by no means perfect but I’ll be making lots more :). I’ll probably have a different leotard for every day of the month haha.
Black and blue 4 way stretch crushed velour, white 4 way stretch lycra.
What do you think of these summery styles?
Sewing & Techniques
Check out this step-by-step on sewing our wrapped and pleated mini skirt
Check out the debut of this lovely designer style pattern with angular pleats
Behind the seams with Marina von Koenig Part 1
Dreamy dresses, floral prints, and cute spring tops.
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