First leotard!

Added Feb 21, 2012

by asperge11

Carcassonne, France

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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.

Material Notes

Black and blue 4 way stretch crushed velour, white 4 way stretch lycra.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
For
Women

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    Aug 17, 2012, 12.53 AMby finelookin03

    wow! great job! looks reallly good =]

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      Aug 18, 2012, 11.43 AMby asperge11

      Thanks! I’ve made another one ages ago but I’ve not taken any photos yet, maybe i will soon :)

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    Mar 25, 2012, 04.53 PMby janene

    OH WOW! I totally appreciate how difficult this must have been as my mum sews dance costumes and I never understand how she has the patience! Congratulations… this is so brilliant. I love your choice of colours and the detailing – particularly the bound opening on the back. Just brilliant!

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      Mar 25, 2012, 07.36 PMby asperge11

      Thank you soooo much!

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    Feb 25, 2012, 12.28 PMby magdamagda

    so this is how this thing is called?:D great leotard then! you have every right to be proud! in more ways than just one:)

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      Feb 27, 2012, 06.25 PMby asperge11

      Thank you! :)

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    Feb 23, 2012, 03.17 AMby sewrusty

    This is awesome! Great job!

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      Feb 23, 2012, 05.26 PMby asperge11

      Thanks! :)

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    Feb 22, 2012, 04.46 AMby velvetribbon

    Great work esperge!

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      Feb 22, 2012, 12.31 PMby asperge11

      Thanks! :)

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    Feb 22, 2012, 01.08 AMby pambox

    Fantastic! Makes me want to take up gymnastics again (although I don’t think I’d be any good anymore because it’s been too long!).

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      Feb 22, 2012, 12.30 PMby asperge11

      Thanks! You should take it up again, people tell me it comes back really easily!!! :)

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    Feb 21, 2012, 08.10 PMby freakusbzzz

    I’m jealous you get to be a gymnast!

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    Feb 21, 2012, 07.43 PMby digitallux

    That stretchy stuff is not the easiest to sew – awesome job!

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      Feb 22, 2012, 12.29 PMby asperge11

      Thank you, and yes, it was challenging but fun too!

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    Feb 21, 2012, 07.03 PMby tsedai

    Looks great, especially for your first try! Good luck with making more ;-)

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      Feb 22, 2012, 12.28 PMby asperge11

      Thanks! :)

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    Feb 21, 2012, 06.57 PMby sarahfbr

    wow, it looks great !! well done you’ve done a brilliant job especially with the blue detail, I wouldn’t be surprised if your fellow gymnasts ask you to make them one too.

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      Feb 22, 2012, 12.28 PMby asperge11

      Thanks! :)

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    Feb 21, 2012, 05.23 PMby Adriana Orozco

    Wow, wow, wow….my jaw is on the flooooooor!!! you are amazing my dear asperge!!! the design is beautifull, the color combination is just perfect, and the fitting is wonderfull!!! your skills as a sportgirl and as a seamstress are both wonderfull!!! May God Bless you allways!!!! My best regards to you, all the way from the rainforest!!!!

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      Feb 21, 2012, 06.24 PMby asperge11

      Wow thank you Adriana! Means so much to me especially coming from an amazing seamstress like you!!!!! :)

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    Feb 21, 2012, 05.23 PMby Ri-Twenty

    You did a great job, and the leotard (BTW, in Italy it will be called “body”) is quite elegant, an important feature when talking about gymnastics :)

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      Feb 21, 2012, 06.23 PMby asperge11

      Thanks! :)

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    Feb 21, 2012, 05.22 PMby aggelicat .)

    great work! It looks amazing and you look amazing too!!

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      Feb 21, 2012, 06.23 PMby asperge11

      Thank you! :)

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    Feb 21, 2012, 04.27 PMby chased-away

    Nice design, I can’t wait to see what you’ll sew next!! :)

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      Feb 21, 2012, 06.23 PMby asperge11

      Thanks, things will keep coming :)

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    Feb 21, 2012, 03.22 PMby Kasiorist

    that’s really nice. I think the pattern really accentuates the move- great job!

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      Feb 21, 2012, 06.22 PMby asperge11

      Thanks! :)

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    Feb 21, 2012, 03.19 PMby tirrs

    very nice!

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      Feb 21, 2012, 03.20 PMby asperge11

      Thanks! :)

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    Feb 21, 2012, 03.14 PMby patti-r

    Agree Totally Awesome!!! I love the creative details you added. Fits really well! So proud of you!!

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      Feb 21, 2012, 03.20 PMby asperge11

      Thank you Patti-r!!! Means so much to me :)

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    Feb 21, 2012, 02.58 PMby joost52

    ok, so I did not know what a leotard was, I think it had something to do with wild animals :) Turns out it’s your super duper new gymnastics outfit, that’s awesome! It amazing to combine different passions, I bet everybody at the gymnasium is jealous of your cool outfit. Great work girl, keep it up :)

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      Feb 21, 2012, 03.11 PMby asperge11

      Haha yeah it sounds a bit like it could be something to with animals ;) “Justaucorps” Je crois que vous parlez français à Bruzelles, non? Ou flamant? Thanks anyway :)

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