Threads Logo Threads Logo Facebook Email Pinterest Twitter Instagram YouTube Icon Headphones Icon Favorite Navigation Search Icon Forum Search Icon Main Search Icon Close Icon Video Play Icon Indicator Arrow Icon Close Icon Hamburger/Search Icon Plus Icon

Conversational Threads

Gaping leotard back – help!

Hazel C | Posted in Teach Yourself To Sew on

I have made a leotard in Lycra for my 14 year old daughter from a mixture of patterns that I combined (she wanted the low back from one pattern, the v-neck from another, the gauntlet sleeves from another and the bra shelf from another!) It has a very low back but it is gaping and I don’t know why? Also when she raises her arms they don’t seem to fit snugly in her armpits.  It has facing around the opening which I pulled very tight and I am wondering whether this could be the problem for the gaping back? I am going to start again but would like to know where I went wrong before I start. Are there any experienced sewers out there who could help me out? I’ve got a serger and a regular sewing machine if that is relevant! I’ve got a photo but don’t seem able to upload it…

Replies

  1. HelgaPataki | | #1

    gap = piece too wide

    the back portion is too wide. 

    1. Hazel C | | #2

      Image of leotard - not sure if gap is too wide - can you see.

      View Image

      1. HelgaPataki | | #3

        request to resend image

        your first send did not go through.  if you could resend, we'll all get an idea to help you.

This post is archived.

Threads Insider

Get instant access to hundreds of videos, tutorials, projects, and more.

Start Your Free Trial

Already an Insider? Log in

Subscribe to Threads today

Save up to 37% and get a free gift

Subscribe

Conversational Threads

Recent Posts and Replies

  • |
  • |
  • |
  • |
  • |
  • |

Threads Insider Exclusives

View All
View All

Highlights

  • Sign up for the Threads eletter

    Get the latest including tips, techniques and special offers straight to your inbox.

    Sign Up
  • SewStylish

    SewStylish

    Take a look inside the pages of SewStylish Spring 2017.