I doing a very tricky stretch leotard type complicated thingie & it is not going well....

(15 Posts)
KatyMac Wed 19-Jun-19 17:49:35

Could anyone say encouraging things?

Feeling despondent

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AwkwardPaws27 Wed 19-Jun-19 17:55:47

You can do it!! If all else fails gin and try again tomorrow

KatyMac Wed 19-Jun-19 18:09:10

Thank you

The biggest issue is each time i do a bit I have to manhandle the mannequin to get the leotard on!

If DD was home she would try it on - less shifting bodies around the kitchen!

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KatyMac Wed 19-Jun-19 18:13:20

One leg done and the second pinned - now I just need to get it off Monican the Mannequin so I can sew the other side!

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KatyMac Wed 19-Jun-19 19:29:03

Both legs done and the back - have to cut the front now.....Fingers crossed

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Trumpton Wed 19-Jun-19 19:34:15

Ah still at it then @KatyMac ?

Love reading your updates . What is this one for ?

I made my mum a swimming costume years ago . That was a beast to do as I had to sew her enormous bra into it .
She was so pleased with it !

KatyMac Wed 19-Jun-19 19:42:44

Doing it a bit professionally now - but this one is for DD

Charity Strictly and the latin costume is 'difficult' but then if you are making it out of a £7.50 charity shop evening dress it might be!

I've draped the skirt and I am retro fitting a leotard underneath....because I'm stupid!

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KatyMac Wed 19-Jun-19 19:46:06

A lined leotard because I'm mad!

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Trumpton Wed 19-Jun-19 20:54:38

Crazee laydee !

KatyMac Wed 19-Jun-19 20:57:11

You know me so well - I just got to another tricky bit

Got to save enough skirt to make a tie!! & maybe an handkerchief.....so I can't centre it and cut it out the middle

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KatyMac Wed 19-Jun-19 21:27:53

Then, if I ever get it finished I can go back to the fun bit - beading grin

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Trumpton Wed 19-Jun-19 21:30:07

I am a bit tempted to buy children’s duvet covers and make myself some colourful trousers !

KatyMac Wed 19-Jun-19 21:32:39

Use a pair you like to make a template then go for it!

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KatyMac Thu 20-Jun-19 08:50:51

Now I need to wait for DD to come home for a final fitting!

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KatyMac Sun 14-Jul-19 22:36:10

Finally finished the bigger yesterday!

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