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Topic: Help! Need a leotard pattern and advice for a tiny 3 year old  (Read 1843 times)
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« on: November 04, 2011 09:39:11 AM »

My daughter has just started gymnastics and loves it. The problem is it's an official club with pretty tight rules and children need to be in leotards. She is 3 but only 86cm and very skinny. They're also extremely expensive for what they are. Does anyone have a link to a suitable pattern or web directions that I could follow please?

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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2011 03:06:10 PM »

I've heard good things about Jalie patterns. I think you may have to adjust the pattern either way, as the smallest Jalie goes to is Euro 92 (which they say is about the right size for a 2 yr old). Here's the pattern page for Gymnastics.

Good luck!

« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2011 08:34:50 AM »

How about a bathing suit pattern?

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« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2011 09:31:38 PM »

Ottobre has some patterns you could use, swimwear patterns for example. 
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2011 04:37:24 AM »

check out http://www.patternschool.com/?page_id=197
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« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2011 08:31:46 PM »

Depending on her size, would an adapted onesie pattern work?  There are lots of those around from all the major pattern companies.

You could also measure a t-shirt of hers that fits and use a pair of her panties as a guide for the bottom and draft your own.  Stretchy fabrics are very forgiving, so it should work fairly well. 

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