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Saturday, October 4, 2014

Cheer uniform knock-off

My little girl (who you know is obsessed with cheerleading if you read this blog), hangs out with the cheerleaders at the middle school where I teach. She goes to their practices and has pretty much become the little mascot. She wanted to match them, so I drafted a cheer uniform to match what the big girls wear.

This is the actual uniform.

THIS is what I made.

I'm pretty proud of my efforts. I have never drafted a fitted garment just from body measurements, so I was thrilled when I got the skirt to fit on the first try.

The shell took two attempts (okay, maybe one and half because I only did the top half of the front one time). I had to add some length (very creatively) and re-cut the back.

The trim was a bit of a pain. I got athletic trim from the "Team Spirit" collection at, but I had to layer it to get the same effect as the trim on the school uniforms. I also had to go with Vegas Gold instead of metallic gold, but it's close enough.

The bottom line is GRACIE LOVES IT!!!

She is ready to get her cheer on at the football game this week.


  1. did a great job.. And the little totally enjoying it..The photos tell the tale.. She looks adorable.

  2. Excellent job! You copied it perfectly and she looks so happy :)

  3. Wow! That is really cute. Your daughter looks like a true blue cheerleader now. Hahaha! It's really impressive that you made that cheerleading uniform all by yourself. You really know what you're doing there. I like how you deviated from the original and made one with short sleeves, which is really perfect for your daughter. Great job on that one! Kudos!

    Linnie Dimmitt @ Uniforms Express