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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…


  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.

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