One Thimble magazine has just released issue 22! How exciting is that! I’m here to show-off the Xanadu Bodysuit by Duchess and Hare, one of five pdf patterns included in the issue. I knew this pattern would be perfect for my little dancer. I was planning on a full leotard but she begged for a crop top version for hip hop class. She fell in love with these sets at her dance competitions this spring but me being the ‘mean mom’ wouldn’t let her get one. I knew I could make a set that would fit her long proportions for a fraction of the cost. So it was about time I lived up to that promise! I sewed up a size 8 with added length according to her measurements. I added about 2 inches to the short sleeve length as well. It was a very straightforward sew and was super quick. I did get a little confused at the band finishing and just sewed them on like bands instead of binding. I think in the future I would actually make them wider and slightly smaller to help the crop top bottom not crawl up as much and stay in place. I paired the top with Thread Faction #131 Drop Crotch Pants that were part of Issue 21. That big front pocket had her giggling when she discovered it! I love that they’re loose but not ginormous. I sewed up a size 9 width with a 12 length but still ended up having to take in the waist a bit after these pics were taken. These were such a fun sew and I think she’ll request more of these. They’re comfy and oh so cute! The fabrics for this outfit all came from CaliFabrics. I think they have the biggest selection of Liverpool around and it was fun picking out a few to mix and match. Since her inspiration outfits were made out of Liverpool I wanted to get as close as we could to recreating them. These fabrics were perfect! I love to sew Liverpool. It’s sturdy but not too thick and doesn’t curl when sewing. It’s soft and almost squishy like scuba making it super comfy. The finishing touch was this cool embroidered floral that I had in my stash from a previous project. It tied the top together with the bold floral of the pants and really took it to another level. I’m pretty sure it took longer to sew on this applique than it did to sew up the whole top. Totally worth every minute!
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