A Jalie leotard for Miss Five

I’m quite fond of Jalie patterns for active wear. I’ve only ever sewn the smaller child sizes, but I generally find the fit to be very good on my girls. I made this leotard up in a size 7 (years) for my nearly-Miss Seven. However, because it is destined to be a birthday gift, Miss Five agreed to model it for the photos.

The length of this leotard is a little long for my five year old (as would be expected), but not by much. The width fits nicely and the leg elastic is a little on the snug side, but not overly so. Miss Five disagrees. She’s actually stopped wearing her last pair of Size 5 leotards in this pattern specifically because of the tight leg elastic.
 

Initially, I wasn’t sure if the tight leg elastic was just a mistake on my part with the first pair, but now I realise it is a feature of the pattern, and so probably worth considering if you are planning to sew these. As a reference point, Miss Five is tall, but apart from her height, she’s on the 50th centile for BMI and a perfectly standard size 5 on all her other body measurements (which has been very useful for me in my recent patternmaking!).  

  

3 thoughts on “A Jalie leotard for Miss Five

  1. Debbie Iles

    Thank you! I definitely will! I have a few lovely little pieces of swimsuit lycra in my stash that I keep going back to for these little leotards, but mainly only because I've never been happy with the quality (or ghastly prints) of metallic/ dance spandex I've found locally (and online here). I will keep you in mind next time so thanks for the message. And thanks for featuring me in your top blogs too. What an honour.

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