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I’m a gymnast, and being very tall, I find it very hard to find good fitting leotards. They tend to be to wide and not long enough, since after a certain size they just get wider and not longer. I’m thinking of taking a shot at making one myself. Does anyone know of a good place online to get the material? There aren’t many fabric stores where I live and you can’t buy things like that. I would prefer it to be stretch velvet, but lycra is good too.
Also, I live in France, so it would be better if the store is based in Europe.


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  • 20596winter_20fairy_large

    Jan 30, 2012, 02.58 PMby sewingfan1

    www.cheapfabrics.co.uk I’m sure has some and I’ve used their site a lot.

    www.trurofabrics.com has some beautiful ones and I’ve heard that this site is good http://www.tissufabrics.co.uk/fabric-store/cotton-fabrics/cotton-jersey-rib-fabrics.html

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      Jan 30, 2012, 09.03 PMby asperge11

      Thank you so much, these sites are amazing!

  • Patti_12-28-2011_large

    Jan 30, 2012, 05.23 PMby patti-r

    Check out “sewingfan1” links. Just want to add that dancewear fabric has stretch velvet , a knit velvet with four-way stretch that is typically 90% polyester and 10% spandex/elastane/lycra please note that all 3 mean the same amount of stretch, . Stretch velvet may be machine washed.

    Your probably too far from Tissus Reine and Marché St. Pierre areas.

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      Jan 30, 2012, 09.03 PMby asperge11

      thanks :)

  • Purplefan_large

    Jan 30, 2012, 06.28 PMby purplefan

    Sadly, the Long Tall Sally clothing website does not seem to carry leotards in its readymade clothing catalogue. There’s just one active swimsuit in the leisurewear category; most pieces are separates more suited for yoga or running.

    In France, are there any places known for skating/skating costumes? There has to be a store that sells the fabric for skating, which will have the spandex fibre content. Whether is it Lycra brand or not remains to be seen. If it is possible to find people connected with French local skating clubs/ regional associations or even the 1992 Albertville Games, someone has to know of online stores that have the fabric you need.

  • Purplefan_large

    Jan 30, 2012, 06.40 PMby purplefan


    The German store has a few stretch velour fabrics. I have not found out where the velvets are located.

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    • 382748_327745717240354_810573976_n_large

      Jan 30, 2012, 09.03 PMby asperge11

      Thank you :)

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