I guess since I love making swimsuits so much, it was only a matter of time before I fell in love with making leotards. The time is now!
I just recently picked up Jalie 2792 and what perfect timing, since Lucy was asked to compete at gymnastics.
This is the leotard before any adjustments and I made Lucy the size 8 which is CRAZY for her sizing. She is about the width of a three year old and the length of a six year old, but you can see, the leotard fits pretty good except for the armpits. They were way too small, so I had to cut the elastic off and re-do them.
Here it is in action!
I made Ella's out of this gingham peace sign lycra from Spandex World. Ella picked it out, so she really, really loves it.
I also made some leotards for a customer using this pattern.
I started with this pink, black and white number with the sparkly pink on the top bodice. It's the same fabric I used for Lucy's kitty cat sports bra set.
Then I made this light pink and leopard one. The leopard is from the warehouses in downtown Dallas and is the softest knit fabric ever!
but I finally found some on etsy, but had to wait a couple weeks to get them.
I love that they're pink, but I wish they were a bit bigger so that I didn't have to crunch the fabric up to fit it in there.
Oh well... still cute.
Here are the pictures I got of the happy customer. Isn't she a doll?
This won't be the last time I use this leo pattern, but I'm gonna have to make some adjustments to make it fit Lulu the right way.
Now I really want this Jalie pattern, too.
I love the back of it.
And the side!!!