I didn’t have plans to take over a week off from this poor blog but as it turned out my hubby went on a hunting trip and took my camera with him.. and we all know a post isn’t worth much if it doesn’t have a photo.. So, instead of blogging I cleaned my house and got a lot of my Christmas shopping bought and wrapped! Yeah me! The only crafting I completed was a leotard.
I’m so tickled about this project. I’ve never worked with nylon/spandex before and was really quite scared of it. Honestly I thought you had to have a serger… but this is so not true. And the woman at the fabric store had me scared to death.. she said I’d need to wrap the edges in tissue paper to keep it from being eaten by my machine. Again, so not true. Nylon/spandex is just as easy to sew as regular ol’ cotton. The only thing I did differently was to triple stitch the main seams and catch the edges of the fabric with a zigzag. Easy peasy! And something else I forgot to mention, I drafted the pattern myself. Yes, I’m proud. I do plan on buying a pattern though. Now that I know how easy a leotard is to make I think I’ll jazz it up a bit.. maybe use two fabrics next time. I’ve already been searching the fabric blogs for some really cute spandex. Love it!