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08/21/12

Tracings Vol. #24 - Figure Skating and Dancewear! New Vogue and Burda Tracings Vol. #24 - Figure Skating and Dancewear! New Vogue and Burda

deepikaTracings Vol. #23                


If you're like me, you're holding on to that last bit of summer and trying to ignore that slight nip in the air :) Its the perfect time to start thinking about sewing something fun? Costumes and Dance wear. Why? Because we sew, and we can.

We've put together some tips and pattern suggestions to get you started.

We are really excited about the new Vogue and Burda Patterns. check them out here.

Last week was really busy for us with the McCalls' sale. Guess who came to help? Yup, she is already picking out patterns. 

 

Happy Tracing!

Deepika

 

 

 

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In Volume #23
Skate or Dance It Up!
New Patterns
Skating And Dancing Patterns
Free Shipping Update

SkateOrDanceItUpSkate or Dance It Up!  


It's fall again, and that means that it's back to a busy schedule of school, dance, skating and gymnastics for many.  Of course, the adults who dance, skate and do gymnastics have never stopped for vacation (training, training, training).  The recent Olympics made us think about sewing for the athlete in your life.  So we've decided to talk about sewing the outfits you need to dance, skate and exercise.

Olympians Sew Too!

PR member Vickie Carlson pointed out on our Facebook page that April Ross, who won a silver medal on the U.S. Women's Beach Volleyball team at the London 2012 Olympics, lists sewing as one of her hobbies!  Perhaps she has made her volleyball outfits!
Sewist/Olympian April Ross
Does Olympian April Ross sew her practice wear?
Where do you start?  agympro started with Jalie 3138.  She says, "I am very new to this and have never bought a pattern before... I am going to attempt (one day) to sew my daughter a gymnastics leotard."  But she wondered, what about the butt coverage?
Jalie 3025 can satisfy the modesty factor.
Jalie 3025 can satisfy the modesty factor.
 edster said that she had made Jalie 3138 multiple times recently, and it fit her gymnast wonderfully.
 
And she says,"If you are just looking at the pattern flat, remember that when you sew
 

 
it up and add elastic, the pattern back will become nicely curved and provide coverage. I have read many times that 'people say' to apply the elastic in almost a 1:1 ratio in the front, and more gathered in the back, which results in better coverage and less riding up."
Jalie 3138 is a good place to start.
Jalie 3138 is a good place to start.
And JEF points out that shorts over the leotard is always an option.  (Jalie 3025 Skating/Dance Skirt is another.)  Read more of this discussion.

What pattern will you choose? 
Many members like Jalie's patterns for figure skating and dancewear.  But Kwik Sew and Burda also offer leotard and exercise wear patterns.  And Kwik Sew carries rare items, dancewear patterns for men and boys, like Kwik Sew 3029 and Kwik Sew 3429
Kwik Sew 3429 is for boys.  Rare!
Kwik Sew 3429 is for boys. Rare!
Jalie doesn't forget the men and boys either.  Jalie 2803 and Jalie 2802 are skating pants and skating bodyshirts, respectively. 

 

 

 

  


Now, what fabrics are popular?

Nylon-lycra is a favorite.  Other favored fabrics are interlock knits, stretch velvet and Glissenet.


I Don't Dance...Don't Ask Me

Of course, if you don't dance, skate or do gymnastics, you can still use one of these patterns to make everyone ooh and aah, like BunnyGirl19 did. 

She chose Jalie 2791 to make herself a Halloween costume...a pink flamingo!  She used hot pink Mystique for the main body and hot pink Glissenet for the skirt, sleeve ruffles, and upper bodice contrast.  She also created a tail with maribou feather trim that she sewed on above the skirt attachment at center back. 
BunnyGirl19 strikes the pose in Jalie 2791!
BunnyGirl19 strikes the pose in Jalie 2791!
She says, "In all, this was a fairly simple pattern to follow and was a good fit without any alterations being necessary. I'd definitely recommend it."  Read her review.


More About This Topic:

See leotard patterns and reviews.

See unitard patterns and reviews.

See figure skating patterns.

See dancewear patterns.

Read discussions about sewing leotards.

 

NewPatternsNew Patterns

 
Burda 7178

Vogue Patterns
 




McCall's 6612McCall's 6608
Vogue Pattern 1313

 
SkatingPatternsSkating And Dancing Patterns

Jalie  2917 Figure Skating Dresses (dance and freestyle)

Jalie 2917   
FoPR Price: $11.47

List Price: $12.75

 
  

Kwik Sew 3671 Leotard & Unitard Kwik Sew 3671 Leotard & Unitard  
FoPR Price: $10.79
List Price: $11.99

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Kwik Sew 3769 Leotards

Kwik Sew 3769 Leotards

FoPR Price: $10.34
List Price: $11.49

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 Burda 9629 Leotard ballet skirt legging

Simplicity 1808 Misses' Sportswear

FoPR Price: $8.95
List Price: $9.95

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Kwik Sew 3331 Misses Leotards
Kwik Sew 3331 Misses Leotards
FoPR Price: $10.34
List Price: $11.49 

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Jalie  3026 Rhythmic Gymnastics / Twirling Leotard 
  Jalie 3026 Rhythmic Gymnastics / Twirling Leotard   
FoPR Price: $11.69
List Price: $12.99


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 Jalie 2915 Ballet leotard and Tutu Skirt    
Jalie 2915 Ballet leotard and Tutu Skirt

FoPR Price: $11.47
List Price: $12.75


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Jalie 2912 Men's Singlets & Gymnastics Leotard

Jalie 2912 Men's Singlets & Gymnastics Leotard  

FoPR Price: $11.47

List Price: $12.75

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Jalie 2791 Figure Skating Dress Jalie 2791 Figure Skating Dress  

FoPR Price: $11.47
List Price: $12.75

Click to Buy




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