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This evening I am going to be making a leotard with a bra in it

(16 Posts)
Katymac Fri 19-Aug-16 18:50:45

Well that's not true I have the leotard & I am going to adapt this to see if it works

Wish me luck!

luckiestgirl Fri 19-Aug-16 18:56:31

For yourself? For gymnastics or out on the town?

Good luck!

Katymac Fri 19-Aug-16 19:08:05

For DD, for vocational dance college wink

No one would appreciate seeing me in one

SoupDragon Fri 19-Aug-16 19:10:22

You know how to have a wild Friday night grin

Katymac Fri 19-Aug-16 19:22:36

What're you up to Soupy?

SoupDragon Fri 19-Aug-16 19:56:38

Um.... <<tries to think of something wild>>

Katymac Fri 19-Aug-16 20:05:38

Wish I knew more about geometry hmm

Katymac Fri 19-Aug-16 20:06:03

Cocked that up!!

Katymac Fri 19-Aug-16 20:45:58

& the bra making is not going better than the smilies sad

luckiestgirl Sun 21-Aug-16 15:15:06


Katymac Sun 21-Aug-16 16:17:46

NO!! They are beyond failure they are indescribable wink

PepsiPenguins Sun 21-Aug-16 16:21:26

Was scrolling down with anticipation for some after photos....

Oh dear...

Never mind it's always good to have a go at these things looks at baby hat, I tried to knit that would actually fit a baby elephant

ZippyNeedsFeeding Thu 25-Aug-16 12:15:23

Would a shelf-type bra be easier? I've done this with the Nettie bodysuit by Closet Case and it wasn't hard at all.

Bra making is a complex business and unless it might cause injury to do otherwise I'd avoid it (but I am lazy!).

Katymac Thu 25-Aug-16 12:51:02

I've been doing shelves in leotards for years but DD is now a ff and spends most of her life in leotards so this summers great project was to make bras & leotards with bras in - we are mid-Aug & I haven't managed one to fit yet

So I may need to go back to the drawing board

I really need someone to bounce ideas off but I am by myself here really (DD is always at work 10 or 11 hr shifts & DH 'does not' sew at all wink)

I have a pattern from my course - doesn't nearly fit DD, a pattern from the internet - maybe tomorrows attempt, the leotard bra (not a success - maybe I went about it wrong) & a pattern from Canada via Sweden

I also have a Craftsy tutorial......that I can't get my head around sizing & a an online tutorial about geometry that I don't understand

But the bra I made is pretty, useless but pretty

SoupDragon Thu 25-Aug-16 14:13:27

I've been doing shelves in leotards for years

Your DIY sessions sound far more interesting than mine wink

Katymac Thu 25-Aug-16 14:56:01

Soupy - do you even know what a shelf is? grin

Wanna see pics of DD? she just did a modelling job & got some fab ones!!

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