Exciting news at our house, Goose made the gymnastics team! She’s been practicing for a few years, slowly moving up the ranks, but now she will finally compete.
Now, here’s where I have to brag a bit… On any given week, there are between 500 to 600 girls attending her gym, but there were only 33 picked to represent them in competition. Exciting news indeed! She’s scared to death about it, but says she’s ready to move on to the next step.
So, pull out your spandex, baby! Here we go!
In the past I’ve struggled with the tension, but that wasn’t the case with this one. I have no idea of the difference.. The black spandex is the same that I’ve used with others, but with this leo I didn’t have to stop and adjust my machine and the seam ripper was never pulled out of the draw. Finally, success! I love that!
For the super-duper, eye-catching neon stripes and ever-so-nicely sewn trim I used these tutorial from Renae at Creative Chicks at Play…I consider her a swimwear expert! She knows all the tricks.
My pattern was a modified version of Jalie 2792.
For some reason, making leotards is an addition of mine… I could make a thousand of them. I think it has something to do with how fast they come together and the fact that there are so few pieces to cut out.
So of course after the completion of Goose’s latest leo, I got to thinking about another.. And I found some UT orange spandex online.
I might buy a yard of it. My only hesitation is that one of Goose’s coaches is a huge Gator fan..
I know!!! She must surely be deranged or something. 🙂
No, She was on the Gator gym team during her college years (a huge accomplishment).
But much to my dismay, she’s tried to sway the girls to her side of the fence (I told Goose that she’d better start packing her bags). Because of this, I have my doubts as to whether or not Goose would wear UT orange into gym.
We’ll see, still thinking.