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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Cheer biz...

 Since we did the Frozen cheer outfit in the fall, the idea of other Disney-inspired cheer/dance items has been on the burner. For this outfit, I did a mash-up of Jalie patterns - 3023 for the top (shortened), Jalie 3023 for the skirt, mixed with Jalie 3247 for the attached shorts.

The seashells are appliqued with a layer of spandex spacer foam under the metallic spandex. It gives it a neat, 3-D effect - a little clam shell texture.
 I like the way the top binding and straps are all on application - came out very professional-looking. They are also set it far enough to not slip when tumbling.
 The skirt's mermaid scale texture fabric is actually a soft spandex with a little bit of body to it.
Gracie is totally ready to tumble and stunt in this outfit! I am also offering this for sale in my Etsy shop (Flippin Cute - linked at the top right of my page).

This wasn't the only outfit I made her this week. I also messed with another pair of Jalie 3247 shorts and shortened the Jalie 3136 leotard to a cap-sleeve crop top.

 Lookin' Fierce - I used my Silhouette electronic cutter to cut the heat-transfer material for the lettering as well as the figure on the shorts.
 In action - working on her jumps
 Practicing an arabesque

I can't believe I was able to take these outside in early February - gotta love North Carolina!


  1. Beautiful outfits and daughter.. Happy sewing and cheering.

  2. super cute and I love that mermaid one :)