This summer was a great summer to get excited about gymnastics. The kids watched the Olympic competitions in rapt attention, and Anya COULD. NOT. WAIT. until her classes started up again.
Well, we started a few weekends ago, and I figured her leo from last spring would not fit her. I picked up a discounted Kwik Sew pattern and tried it out with some remnant material I had. (FYI – Kwik Sew was bought by McCall’s so they are discontinuing the nice heavy paper patterns for the tissue paper patterns. I got the paper pattern at a discount.)
I modified the pattern a little bit. I used a different back on it, since it had a back closure. I didn’t want to deal with any sort of closure on the leotard. I made the neckline different and larger in the back, and finished off the edges with fold-over elastic. It mostly fit…she just needed a little more booty coverage. Thus, the shorts, which do still fit from last spring.
I made another one with fabric Aunt Susie gave me and tried to get a design factor in it, so it wasn’t quite so plain. Next time I will attempt rhinestones, since this one did fit a bit better. She complained about the seam across the front, though. I can’t win for losing, I tell ya!
Here she is in the new and improved facility. They added on and actually added a waiting space for the parents, which was really nice. I bet they got an increase in kids wanting to try it after the Olympics, so their addition was well-timed!