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Make your own ice skating leotard

Ice Skating Pink Leotard

Ice Skating Pink Leotard

Buying a fabulous ice skating costume can be extremely costly and it is often difficult to find the perfect style for your competition and personal taste.  By making your own ice skating costume from stretch fabric, you can save money and customize your costume to fit you and your routine.

The leotard forms the base of every ice skating costume and can be a standout on its own.  If you are making a monochromatic look, add a fluttered skirt over the top of the leotard, ensuring that you face the right sides of the fabric together and the point of the skirt upwards when sewing, and sleeves.  From there, you can add cutouts in the back or customize it, making it anything but plain.

For a more advanced style, try placing lace over a nude lycra leotard or cover a lycra design with fringe for a flapper-inspired costume.  For the flapper costume, use an opaque stretchy fabric for the majority of the leotard, but use a sheer fabric from the chest up for the armholes and attach a skirt over the top of the leotard.  Then add the fringe in layers, ensuring that it extends below the hemline for the bottom layer, working your way to the top.  The flapper costume shows incredible movement on the ice, making it a favorite with the judges and the fans alike.

ce Skating Lycra LeotardThere are endless styles of ice skating costumes; as long as you can make a basic leotard, you can go anywhere with your design, depending on what you do to embellish it, whether you use nude colors, add lace, add fringe, add rhinestones, or use cutouts.  By making your own stretch fabric ice skating costume, you can guarantee that no one else at your competition will outshine you with their costume and that you have the most unique music, costume, and routine for a performance that blends together perfectly.

October 21, 2011 Posted Under Uncategorized

Making a catsuit

This video is part 2 of a multi-video tutorial on how to create your very own tailored catsuit with different types of stretch fabrics.  The presenter of the video is a man with an English accent, but he is very easy to understand.

The reason in choosing this video is because in the very beginning of this more than seven minute tutorial the presenter shows the viewer the two different types of stretch fabrics available to individuals attempting to make their own catsuits or other clothing products.

Further, if you are interested in using vinyl fabric, you should be aware that there is stretch vinyl that stretches two ways, and four-way stretch.  For those individuals looking for something more restrictive, the two-way stretch vinyl fabric is the way to go, and for those needing more movement in their outfits say for performance purposes or comfort the four-way stretch vinyl fabric is the best choice.

The presenter then begins to show you how to take your measurements to draw out a pattern for the tailored catsuit.  You can use these simple instructions to create shirts, skirts, pants, and whatever you like because the concepts are essentially the same.  Another great point is that from watching how this pattern is created and then applied the viewer is able to see how easy it is to create your own patterns.

This video’s simple to follow instructions are a great value to the novice or intermediate sewer looking to take a little chance on some fairly new products.  You could even take the lower part of the catsuit and turn the pattern into a pair of stretch vinyl leggings which are trending at this moment.  Check out this video for a easy to follow catsuit guide, and step out of your comfort zone to learn something new.

April 6, 2011 Posted Under Uncategorized
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