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A couple of my latest costumes

Lollipop

A couple of my latest costumes
« on: December 11, 2019, 16:10:28 PM »
After chatting with Jessie about leotards and stones I thought I would show a couple of costumes I made for last October competitions.
My granddaughter Aimee in black and her bestie Ava in red.

Lilian

Re: A couple of my latest costumes
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2019, 16:16:20 PM »
They are gorgeous leotards!  And lovely girls too  :)
Willing but not always able :)

snoozi soozi

Re: A couple of my latest costumes
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2019, 16:33:48 PM »
@Lollipop great work, hope those girls know how lucky they are to be able to wear such beaut creations  ;)  :loveit:
Let it sew, let it sew, let it sew

Ohsewsimple

Re: A couple of my latest costumes
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2019, 17:37:05 PM »
Wow, they’re fabulous.  Gotta love a bit of bling.   :)

Lachica

Re: A couple of my latest costumes
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2019, 18:03:53 PM »
They're fantastic. (The girls are pretty good too)
Mary
2020 stash: not gonna count, not gonna feel guilty.

Catllar

Re: A couple of my latest costumes
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2019, 19:31:51 PM »
They're lovely @Lollipop - the beaded fringe is particularly wonderful!
If life gives you lemons, add to gin and tonic !

Bodgeitandscarper

Re: A couple of my latest costumes
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2019, 19:35:39 PM »
Gosh, they are amazing  :)

Marniesews

Re: A couple of my latest costumes
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2019, 19:45:46 PM »
Lovely leos and the girls are clearly delighted with them!  :D

I recognise the red one as Jalie but not sure about the black one... sadly neither would comply with the juvenile ballroom & latin dance regs but could be great for a junior so would love to know.
Trying to coax myself back into making rather than just looking and dreaming!

Sewingforfun

Re: A couple of my latest costumes
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2019, 20:04:23 PM »
Wow! Those are so cute (both girls and outfits)!
Dancing too much and trying to remember sewing is for fun! Used to be CarolC.

Lollipop

Re: A couple of my latest costumes
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2019, 00:14:50 AM »
Thank you ladies.
@Ohsewsimple oh I really do love bling!! @Catllar actually the fringe is a rayon loop but Mum forgot to pull the white thread out before letting her wear it  :D
You're right @Marniesews the red is Jalie Violeta and the black was a bit of a frankenpattern based on a picture that Aimee saw on Pinterest of a Romanian rhythmic gymnastics leotard that I copied shamelessly!!
Was Sewnanny

smileabit

Re: A couple of my latest costumes
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2019, 19:31:40 PM »
So lovely @Lollipop ! I had the same question as @Marniesews , did you have a main base pattern for the black Leo you made a beautiful mashup of?? The inserts/appliqué? And stoning are so elegant!
sewing for ballet, gymnastics, and ballroom

Lollipop

Re: A couple of my latest costumes
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2019, 22:23:10 PM »
@smileabit I just used a basic long sleeved leotard pattern, I think it was My Childhood Treasures #10  that I changed to have a large keyhole back. I drew the design for the black parts on the paper pattern and appliqued onto the nude base before making up. I have used this technique for quite a few leos where younger girls need some coverage but want the cutaway design. The nude parts double as a lining with just a crotch lining added.
The stoning is all ab clear in various sizes from ss16 to ss40. I think the black is my favourite costume although this red one comes a close second and I just love this sassy pic.
Was Sewnanny