I’m just starting to sew again after a 3 yr hiatus. I don’t have a sewing buddy but do have 2 male roommates who are good-natured enough to help me with measuring and some light fitting. But, because they’re guys, I can’t really get away with just wearing my underwear! Tried online to buy a leotard but I’m 2 sizes bigger on the bottom then the top so nothing will fit right.
I have a leotard pattern that is the right size in the top area but woefully smaller in the waist and hip area. I can make the adjustments if only I can figure out how much negative ease I should be using. I compared the pattern finished measurements with the bust/waist/hip measurements for that size and came up with some numbers but the difference (numbers) seem too weird to be right.
Does anybody out there know how to figure out how much negative ease I should be using? I’m thinking that whatever works for a swimsuit should be about right for a leotard. Thanks.