Bodysuit Sewalong: A Guide to Spandex

Blue milliskin spandex

Today we’re talking about fabrics! You have a lot of choices for making your bodysuit, depending on what look you need for your chosen cosplay. Most or all of them will include some fraction of spandex, a rubbery fiber that can stretch to three times its length, blended with another material like nylon or polyester. Spandex fabrics are available to suit any number of styles, with shiny, glossy, matte, metallic, glittery, or holographic finishes. You can find prints, sequins, embossing, cutouts, and distressed effects too. Pick a lightweight spandex for easy wear, or a heavier weight for more coverage, depending on what’s most comfortable for you. Let’s take a tour of the options!

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Bodysuit Sewalong: Measuring and Fitting Your Pattern

M7217 Sewalong: Choosing a size and fitting your pattern

Hi everybody! Today’s sewalong topic is choosing your size and fitting the pattern, which is an essential step before you cut into your fabric. Stretch knit fabrics do take some of the pressure off when it comes to fitting, since the stretch accommodates a wider range of sizes than a non-stretch fabric would, but it’s still important to measure your pattern before you begin to avoid any surprises.

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