Children’s Ballet Bundle

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Make your little dancer a custom, handmade dance outfit with the Children’s Ballet Bundle of sewing patterns. The Children’s Ballet Bundle includes the Pancake Tutu and Ballet Leotard; Ballet Wrap Skirt; Leg Warmers; and Ballet Wrap Top sewing patterns to make the dance outfit of their dreams.

Instant download digital sewing patterns. Includes sizes 12mo-12yrs.

Features & Options

Options

Pancake Tutu and Ballet Leotard –

• Optional Scoop Back and built up straps
• Optional – Straight back with separate straps
• Optional – Straight back with Tutu
• The optional tutu is made up of tiers of netting to create the pancake shape and is gathered into the waist of the leotard.

Ballet Wrap Skirt –

• Above Knee Length
• Mid-thigh Length
• Semi-circle without any side seams
• Bound waist fastened together with a hook and eye
• Dipped hem

Ballet Wrap Top –

• Three-quarter length sleeves
• V-neck at front with a bound back neckline
• Front wraps right over left, with a tie thread through the side seam wrapping around and tying together.

Ballet Leg Warmers –

• Optional clear elastic to the bands for additional support
• Mid-thigh Length
• Quick and easy one seam knit
• Band at top and bottom

Features
• Beginner friendly
• Packed with pro tips and expert advice
• Includes full size, print-at-home pattern pieces
• Includes step-by-step tutorial with photos
• Instant-download digital sewing pattern

Sizing
Pancake Tutu and Ballet Leotard:
Ballet Wrap Skirt: 
Ballet Wrap Top: 
Ballet Leg Warmers: 
Supplies

Pancake Tutu and Ballet Leotard:

Main- The leotard has been designed for 4-way stretch swim fabrics with 40-50% stretch to create a snug fit. Lycra gives extra stretch and has excellent recovery. Great choices are cotton lycra, nylon lycra, or jersey polyester lycra. increasing the amount of lycra/elastane will provide a tighter, more compression feel to the fit.

Lining – These are typically similar to dance lycra fabrics. They are often a little lighter in weight and have more stretch - a good example is halenka lining which is soft and stretchy, however, it can be transparent. You can also use a regular dance fabric instead of a dance lining as this offers more support.

Tutu Fabric- You will need a stiff poly netting to create the pancake tutu, with minimum width of 78 inches/200 cm.

* If you are using a narrower fabric, a directional print, or a fabric with nap you may need more.

You will also need: 

  • 3/4 inch wide Elastic:
    • Leg opening - approximately 1 yard will be sufficient for all sizes
    • Neck and armscye - 1 1/2 yards will be sufficient for all sizes
    • Strait back OPTION - 1/2 yards will be sufficient for all sizes
  • Thread to match

Tools

  • Sewing machine
  • Pins
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure or ruler
  • Serger/overlocker optional but not required.

Browse suitable fabrics here:

Ballet Wrap Top:

Main & Lining - Your fabric needs to be a stretch/knit fabric with a 2 way stretch. The finer the fabric, the more drape it will have. Great examples are single or double brushed poly, cotton lycra, poly rayon spandex, sweater knit, tri blend, cupro, viscose/rayon elastane, rib knit, modal jersey.

 

* If you are using a narrower fabric, a directional print, or a fabric with nap you may need more.

You will also need: 

  • OPTIONAL Clear elastic - approximately 1 yard will be sufficient for all sizes. This can be added into the front neckline
  • Thread to match

Tools

  • Sewing machine
  • Pins
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure or ruler
  • Serger/overlocker optional but not required.

Browse suitable fabrics here:

Ballet Wrap Skirt:

Fabric- This skirt is designed for a soft drapey fabric that doesn't need hemming. A chiffon, power mesh or polyester mesh will create a lovely flowy look.

* If you are using a narrower fabric, a directional print, or a fabric with nap you may need more.

You will also need: 

  • 2x 1/4 inch Hook and Eyes
  • Thread to match

Tools

  • Sewing machine
  • Pins or clips
  • Scissors
  • Cutting mat
  • Tape measure
  • Serger/overlocker optional but not required.

Browse suitable fabrics here:

Ballet Leg Warmers:

Fabric- Your fabric needs to be a stretch/knit fabric with a slight 2-way stretch. Great examples are textured knit, double brushed poly, athletic knit, french terry, cotton lycra, and Liverpool.

It will need to have at least 20% stretch with good recovery to fit as it's designed. To check how much stretch your fabric has, take a piece of fabric, and pull along its stretch, if it allows you to stretch it at least 20% longer than its original length, then it has at least 20% stretch. I.e. A 2-inch piece of unstretched fabric should be able to be stretched to 2.4 inches.

 

* If you are using a narrower fabric, a directional print, or a fabric with nap you may need more.

You will also need: 

  • OPTIONAL Clear elastic with a minimum width of 1/4 inches. Approximately 1 yard will be sufficient for all sizes.
  • Thread to match

Tools

  • Sewing machine
  • Pins or clips
  • Scissors
  • Cutting mat
  • Tape measure
  • Serger/overlocker optional but not required.

Please see PDF downloads or visit the individual pattern pages right here on the site for specific pattern requirements.

A serger or overlocker is optional but not required.
FAQs

FAQs

How do PDF/ digital patterns work? Simply download, print, and sew. You’ll need a free Adobe Acrobat reader program and any home printer (or a nearby copy shop for A0 printing). Once you’ve printed the pieces, tape or glue them together. You’ll find an easy-to-follow how-to guide inside the pattern instructions, plus support in our Facebook group.

The trim-free pattern comes in A4 or US letter printable sizes and includes full pattern pieces and a detailed tutorial to guide you every step of the way. An A0 format (pattern pieces only) is also included should you wish to have your pattern printed professionally. PDF Layers allow you to select and print only the size/s you want/ need.

When will I get my patterns? You’ll receive a link to download your patterns immediately after purchase. If you haven’t received it, please check your spam/ junk folder. You can also find your patterns in your ‘My Account’ area..

What if I need help while sewing? Join our Facebook group and ask any and all the questions you have! We have a team of admins who know our patterns inside-out and are here to help at any point throughout your RP sewing experience. This wonderful community is friendly, knowledgeable, and always willing to help! You can share photos of your RP sews, enter giveaways, get sales information, and new-release updates.

“I have always wanted to make a crossover for my ballerina, this one has great instructions and this finished product fit beautifully ”

Stephanie Carnovale