then flip upside down!
This kid is gymnastics mad at the moment, so when the gym exhibition called for a 'Space-themed' outfit I took her shopping, and this is what we came up with!
|Long, long legs...!|
She knew exactly what she wanted and I was very lucky to have been given a pattern by Kelly that she no longer needed and it was perfect for this outfit, having leotard and leggings in the one pattern.
It is Kwik Sew 2725.
|Raspberry and silvery white, stretchy, stretchy, stretchy.|
She wasn't keen at first but I convinced her that a small silver piping strip down each side would look good and I am glad she let me as it really sets off the star.
|Always the wrong way up!|
The shorts are quite snug - I would probably go up a size next time, but she says they are perfect, and they certainly didn't cause any performance problems on the day.
|It didn't take much encouragement to get her back into it!|
I realised I hadn't taken any shots of just the leotard, so here she is, bad indoor evening shots - sorry!!
|When she raised her arms up the creased section disappeared, without any 'wedgie' factor!|
I added 5cm through the lower body of this leotard as she is very long in the torso.
She measured a size 5-6 but length was size 10!
I made a size 7 with the extra length and it was perfect, did not need to be pulled at or adjusted at all.
I think she will be wearing this again and again - and I certainly plan to make her more leotards using this pattern.
To complete the outfit I made two tiny scrunchies that she wanted to wear on two little hair buns to keep her long hair at bay as she was performing.
She was more than a little proud to receive her very first trophy - it was a demonstration day so everyone got one, but that didn't diminish her excitement. She is working hard and loving her gym and deserved something special.
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