Sewing pattern and instructions tutorial with pattern: ballet or gymnastics suit / leotard, with or without skirt.
You will finish this piece faster than you could imagine!
It comes with short or long sleeves, and a larger cut neckline on the front and back.
A little skirt is attached below the waist line, it can be omitted. This way, the ballet leotard is suitable for gymnastics, too, and older girls will like it as well.
Use fold over elastic (FOE) or stripes of stretchy jersey for the binding, a little experience working with knit fabric is desirable.
No time consuming closures.
The ballet suit must be sewn with stretchy fabrics, if possible, use 4-way stretch cotton jersey with a large amount of spandex (elastane), or bathing suit fabric, lycra knits, or thin cotton interlock with a lot of elastane.
Non-stiff tulle or jersey will work best for the attached skirt.
The PDF includes 31 color pages (version 1.5, DIN A4):
• sewing tutorial with many illustrations, text in English language)
• photo tutorials for neckline bindings
• 9 pages of pattern pieces in 12 sizes (92, 98, 104, 110, 116, 122, 128, 134, 140, 146, 152, 158 = US sizes 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13)
• sewing advice and Information about the leotard
• extra pdf: large format pattern sheet for plotter
Please note: My patterns don’t include the seam allowance, it needs to be added when cutting out the pieces.
All measurements are in centimeters / meters.
The EU-sizes used convert approximately to these US-sizes:
68=6M • 74=9M • 80=12M • 86=18M • 92=2 • 98=3 • 104=4 • 110=5• 116=6 • 122=7 • 128= 8 • 134=9 • 140=10 • 146=11 • 152=12 • 158=13 • 164=14 • 170=15
European sizes are based on children’s height. If you know your child’s height, just convert it from inches to centimeters and select the EU size according to the height.
Please be aware that these are digital PDF-files you have to print yourself (“ebooks“), you will not receive a paper pattern via mail.
This pattern is optimized for DIN A4 paper, most will work fine on letter size paper as well.
This pattern is intended for private use and to produce one-of-a-kind pieces or small series for a small business. If you use the pattern for your business, please don’t forget to add the source “pattern by erbsenprinzessin.com“ to your promotional text. Thank you.
Mass production or industrial use of the ballet leotard is not allowed under any circumstances. It is not allowed to sell ready to sew pieces of the ballet leotard (for example as a part of sewing kits).
You are not allowed to share, print or publish this PDF or any parts of it.
I can not be held responsible for any errors that patterns might contain, nor can I be held responsible for any injuries, losses, and other damages that may result from the use of the information in this pattern. Please ensure yourself that products made with this pattern follow your country’s children’s clothes safety regulations, as these vary widely from country to country.
Have fun sewing!