I have actually made a bunch of things in the past few months - not that you'd know it from this blog!
Here's one thing...
This long-limbed-lovely started gymnastics this year and wanted a new leotard, so we went to the fabric shop where she chose the exact colour she wanted and also a sparkly butterfly for the front.
|To say she loves gym would be the understatement of the year!|
This is made in a stretch velour - so soft and stretchy, it must be lovely to wear.
|Every gymnast needs a leotard with a 'skirt'|
|There's a little room through the back for when she puts her hands up and stretches.|
This pattern is from Ottobre 1/2007 and I have made it before here and here in different colours and with different sleeve lengths.
I think I had brain-fade when cutting this though as I cut a size based on her height - and whenever I do that they are always too big through the body as she's quite petite in build.
What I should have done (as I did before) was cut a smaller size and add length.
Not sure what I was thinking - but it meant I had to take out about 1.5 cm on each side through the waist to get it to fit her!
Then I had to tighten the leg elastic as it was too loose so wasn't holding when she exercised.
And here is the perfectly matched butterfly she chose - not what I would go for - or what I tried to steer her toward but she loves it and is very happy with the end result.
With the new term of swimming nearly upon us, coming soon - more bathers!!