my sewing mojo that is.... and with a tight hold, I immediately took advantage and whipped up my niece's wrestling outfit, despite the fact that she's been waiting since August. When she asked me could I make a wrestling outfit for her I was thrown for a loop and stammered a meek yes. We headed to Joanns and she picked out her fabric of metallic swimwear in silver and electric blue and was unable to find a legging pattern and opted for something similiar in my stash.
New Look 6983 and with a lil tweaking was able to get a close fit, but was concerned about the durability of the seams. I posted about this in August and Miriam in KS suggested that I use wooly nylon to ensure that the seams would be secure and after having no success at Joanns was able to get several spools during a fabric excursion from Pacific Trimming. Thanks again Miriam.
I'd actually found a legging pattern McCalls 6193 and contemplated using that instead, but quickly decided against it in that I'd already tweaked NL 6983.
I used the wooly nylon in my lower & upper loopers of my serger and regular serger thread for the other loopers. All the seams were serged. Wooly Nylon is my new best friend, I love the way it sews and will continue to use it for my knits.
For the top I used McCalls 5854, Version B and I opted out of the neck facing and instead raised the neckline 1-1/2" serged it and folded to the inside and final stitched. Before sewing the shoulder & side seams, I attached diamond shapes in an attempt to coordinate the top with the pants. I printed out a diamond shape and affixed it to cardstock to use as a template, used heat & bond on the wrong side of the blue fabric remnant and placing the diamond template on the fabric and cut out several. Then peeling off the backing, positioned the shapes and ironed and stitched along each shape. I didn't want to go overboard with the placement of the shapes and kept it simple.
Well without further ado .... my attempt at sewing wrestling gear....
A pic of my niece in her rtw wrestling gear @ a cost of
$100 $250.00 & Sheila's WG @ $24.00
If I were to do it again, I would go with a top with a closer neckline and shorter sleeves. The top is snug on me since I am bustier than my neice. I sent her a pic and she really likes it and will mail it off to her to check fit and hope the alterations are minimal, we are close in size and think if anything I will have to shorten the sleeves, which would be an easy fix.
I am so behind on sewing projects.. so off to begin sewing my mom's dress for our Las Vegas trip, until then Everyone have a Great Weekend.