Samstag, 29. Juli 2017

Kimono-leotard Jalie 2673, #jecoudsmagarderobecapsule2017 Juillet

Coucou, mes amies,

Hello, my sewing friends!

Have a look at my july make for our challenge #jecoudsmagarderobecapsule2017!

Last year, I had already sewn the Sophie swimsuit. 
Because I don't like very much visiting swimming pools (either it is too cold or there are too many visitors), I opted for brightening up my sports wear.

Once a week, I am having a PBT course where we are exercising with a fit ball. Most of the time, you are reclined at a mat. So I was looking for a pattern with a high neckline and chose Jalie 2673
The kimono style front wrap is allowing to enter into the leotard even with wide hips. Because I wanted to accentuate the band, I sewed it on left side at left side.
I hid the seam allowances by attaching by flat a navy blue fold over elastic with little zig zag stitches at each side. I skipped the sleeves and used the fold over elastic to finish the armholes.
My fear was not to be able to enter my buttocks into the leotard which is no problem. However it is a little bit difficult to enter the shoulders due to the firm blue elastic.
I lengthened the skirt by 5cm to hide my rear and finished the hem with a serged rolled hem. The instructions leave the hidden front edge unfinished but I made a flat serger seam.

For the briefs, I used my TNT panties pattern "The Smoothie" which is covering everything up.

I sewed the front pieces of the Watson bra for a built-in bra using a firm berrytone powernet and a 2cm plush underbust elastic. I fixed it at the side  and front-overlap seam allowances of the finished leotard. I fitted the straps and sewed them on the shoulder seam allowances. 

I am very happy with my new kimono leotard. I have already recieved some requests where I had bought it.

Pattern: Kimono dress leotard Jalie 2673
Size: T
Pattern built-in-bra: Watson bra, Clothhabit
Panties Pattern: The Smoothie
Fabric: Sensitive S007 rotblau diagonal,

You can have a look at the others' makes at Clo's. Miriam has collected the German participants. At Selmin's Tweed and Greet you can admire all the red makes for 12 Colours of Fashion.
Have fun!


P.S.: Some of you wanted to know what PBT is:

P.P.S.: I don't know why all the links were gone. They are working now!