Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Tutorial Tuesday: Gymnastics/Ballet Leotard

With the GB Olympic gymnastic team getting an incredible 6 medals and hopefully inspiring young boys and girls to take up the sport, how about making a leotard for the special girl in your life?

This brilliant tutorial from Dana of Made Everyday with Dana is perfect.

Using an existing swimsuit as a template, Dana guides you through the process of making a leotard with just a metre of Spandex (you could also use Jersey Rayon or Cotton Lycra) and some fold over elastic.

As you can see, the finished leotard looks amazing, and Dana's daughter certainly put it through it's paces...I'm sure we'll see her at Tokyo 2020!
You can use Spandex/Jersey Rayon Spandex or even Cotton Lycra for your leotard.  A few of my favourite picks below - 

For more ideas, patterns and tutorials, follow Girl Charlee's board on Pinterest.
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Happy Sewing!
~ Jen & The Girl Charlee Team

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