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Thread: Tiny Gymnasts abound!

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    Tiny Gymnasts abound!

    My 4-year old son & 3-year old daughter start gymnastics on Tuesday and I'm trying to look into leotard and singlet making...

    Does ANYONE have any info about where I could get free leotard or singlet patterns online?

    Also, ANY tips or tricks would be greatly appreciated!
    Thanks in advance!
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    I am not sure what a singlet is. I made a tutu and found lots of free patterns online by googling the question. Your kids a re such fun ages. I hope you fully enjoy them each day. Those days slip by so fast!

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    Found these, but you will have to investigate further to see if they are suitable for little ones:
    http://free-fashion-coach.blogspot.c...-download.html
    http://tifaia.deviantart.com/art/Sem...tern-289765104

    If you have not sewn really stretchy swim-type fabric before, be sure to Google tutorials on working with it.

    Also found this Youtube video, but I haven't watched it so don't know what they use for a pattern:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRKEEz1d2Fg

    Edit: This one might be closest to what you are looking for:
    http://www.patternschool.com/?page_id=197
    Last edited by Prism99; 05-18-2013 at 10:40 AM.

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    Oh gosh! I thought there would be pictures! LOL. Sorry, I'm no help. Just wanted to see a cute picture.

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    Years ago I made leotards for my daughter and her friend with a "Stretch and Sew" pattern. My granddaughter is now in gymnastics and I don't have the pattern, but make one up with her measurements and tracing the outline of one in a store. They are super easy to make - it's 2 pieces (front and back), shoulder seams, crotch seam and elastic at all the openings. You can sometimes find them online for sale for as little as $12 and I don't mind paying that, but the $40-45 in the gym is too much. You have to save money for when they go into competitive gymnastics and have to buy the team leotards and pants and jacket - that's really expensive.

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    what is a singlet?
    You never stand taller than when you stoop to help a child.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cherrio View Post
    what is a singlet?
    a singlet is a tank top-

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    Take a tank top that fits and trace a pattern and make them of stretchy material. Does your daughter have any old tights? If so use them for pattern, making one pair a little longer and bigger.

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    A singlet is a boy version of a leotard. Usually have a tank top type top and come down to mid thigh. My grandsons wore them when they were in wrestling.

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    I know you asked about free patterns, but you may want to check out http://kwiksew.mccall.com/swimwear--...pages-3350.php Kwiksew patterns. They are multi sized and have really good instructions.

    Jalie http://www.jalie.com/sports-apparel/...vbo310cjat5a24 also has great active wear patterns. They are almost all in sizes 2 to very large adult.

    I used Kwiksew patterns to make my daughter gymnastic and figure skating outfits. I have not used the Jalie ones, but have read great reviews (although they can run small in the sleeve) on them at Pattern review http://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-...&search=Search
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