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TamNearPDX
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Date: 5/18/12 6:35 PM

I would like to add a little something to my DD's plain leotard. Either embroidery design or an applique. I have read that if I do an applique that I need to use fabric that matches the stretch of the leotard. (is this true?)
I'm thinking I should use a no-show mesh stabilizer that I use for t-shirts. What do I need to know? Are designs with satin stitches suitable for this use?

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Date: 5/27/12 0:10 AM

Also - what is the best way to hoop a leotard? I was playing around with it this evening and it didn't seem like it was working right. The front piece of the leo is lined, and the top layer seems to move around a bit. What's the best way to hoop something that is lined?

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Date: 5/27/12 10:12 AM

When I did a lined bathing suit I basted the 2 layers together so they wouldn't shift. If your machine has a built in basting frame, you could do that also. You can even use washaway thread so you don't have to remove it.

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Date: 5/27/12 4:38 PM

I wouldn't hoop it, hoop your stabilizer and use some spray adhesive to stick the leotard on top of it. (hoopless method)
I use this method for everything, and it will be keep the stretch leotard from getting distorted.

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