So sorry that the conclusion to this tutorial has taken so long! I have had the post written since forever ago, but I never found time to take and upload photos. In case you need a refresher you can find the earlier parts of this skating dress tutorial here: Part I: General Sewing StuffPart II: … More Skating Dress Tutorial Part VI: Attaching the Skirt
Ok, so last time we left off with a fitted leotard. Now we have to add elastic to all of the arm and leg holes, as well as all of the other openings. The elastic will (1) give a finish to the exposed edges and (2) keep the skating costume in place during actual skating … More Skating Dress Tutorial Part V: Sewing Elastic
Last time we cut out our skating costumes, so that means we are finally ready to sew! I will be sewing my costumes using my regular techniques, with a mix of the serger and sewing machine. You can use straight pins to hold things together, but I wouldn’t recommend sewing over them – it tends … More Skating Dress Tutorial Part IV: Sewing the Bodysuit
Before I go on with the rest of my tutorial I feel I may need to have a bit of preface or disclaimer. First of all, I realize that there are a lot of “body issues” in skating. Anytime you have girls (or boys) wearing spandex and comparing themselves to each other there will be … More Skating Dress Tutorial Part III: Preparing the Pattern and Cutting Fabric
As I am relatively new to sewing (and much newer to blogging about sewing) I have not, as of yet, participated in an online sew along. I would desperately love to participate in The Male Pattern Boldness Jeans sew along, but the timing is just not so good. I have too many other things that … More Making Plans for "Cathy’s Living the Dream Fantasy Sew Along"