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Spandex Simplified: Sewing for Gymnasts Table of Contents

Basic Principles of Leotard Design

- Proper Fit & Safety Considerations
- Figure Flaw Camouflage
- Designing for the Gymnast
- Designing for the Music
- Visibility
- Functionality
- Colour Theory
- Unity
- Selecting Fabrics

Pattern Alterations

- Measuring
- Using a Pattern
- Sizing a Pattern
- Adding Length
- Removing Length
- Adjusting Curve of the Back
- Adjusting the Butt Length
- Base Pattern Alteration Final Notes

Sewing Techniques

- In the Beginning
- Cutting the Fabric
- Seams
- Elastic Application
- Thread Colour Selection
- Colour Blocking
- Applique
- Lace Overlays
- Lining
- Piping
- Hems
- Zippers
- Closures
- Making Straps
- Hems

        Leotard Assembly

- Basic Leotard & Singlet Assembly
Basic Skirted Leotard Assembly
Tights & Shorts
Unitards & Biketards
Applying a Sleeve

Style Techniques

- Backs and necklines
- Sleeves
- Skirts
Embellishments

Hand Painting
- Foil Embossing
- Glitter
- Sequins
- Crystals

Accessories

- Scrunchies
- Grip Bags

Proper Care of Leotards

Resources

Note Pages

Paperback, 142 pages
Publisher: Celebration Generation
ISBN: 978-0-9850036-3-0
Language: English
Release Date: May 3, 2013
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