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Topic: Bumblee Panties! Roller Derby Helmet Covers  (Read 1659 times)
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« on: May 16, 2013 03:45:48 PM »

I made something! Holy whoa! (I haven't made anything in a long time.  Embarrassed)

I started playing roller derby last year (yay!!) and last weekend after our home bout someone from the league accidentally lost our helmet panties! If you're not familiar with roller derby, there are two positions that need these helmet covers so that everyone can tell who's doing what. The pivot has a stripe on her helmet and the jammer (the only one who can score points) has a star. The league is going to a tournament THIS weekend so we needed some new panties in a hurry!

I was able to find 4 way stretch spandex at Jo-ann on Monday and just put the finishing touches on these 8 panties today. In an ideal world, these would have been black and grey and yellow and grey but this is all I could get on such short notice! I made 2 of each cover in each color so we're set no matter what color we're wearing this weekend.  I used this pattern: http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/roller-derby-helmet-covers

Unfortunately the only black thread I had was cotton which I didn't think would hold up to all of the abuse these will get. So I used white instead. UGH! It doesn't look so bad on the yellow but it's not so cute on the black. Tongue If I'd had more time I definitely would've gone out and got more black polyester thread.






I think they turned out alright but the elastic isn't super tight so I'm just totally paranoid that something crazy will happen and they'll fall off!  Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2013 04:12:56 PM »

They look great!  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2013 04:26:42 PM »

I think they look fine with the white thread. Sometimes you have to do what you can with the supplies you have on hand.
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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2013 04:45:57 PM »

Man, these rock!  And of course, they roll.
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« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2013 05:23:38 PM »

Man, these rock!  And of course, they roll.

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« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2013 07:40:15 PM »

Your covers came out great! I would be afraid to try sewing spandex!
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« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2013 11:00:41 PM »

Zig-zag stitch, ball point needles, and prayers.   Wink
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« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2013 07:30:34 AM »

These are awesome! I want to make one for my bike helmet... I'm not sure I'm brave enough to attempt sewing spandex though Smiley.
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It honestly wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Just make sure you get a ball-point needle and use zig zag stitch!
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