Libra is a Bodysuit with long sleeves, 3/4 sleeves or short sleeves, and a front scooped neckline. The back features an optional circle cut out with removable ribbon bow.This bodysuit should be made in a thicker jersey (ribbed jersey is a very good choice as well as stretch velvet). The fabric should have 2-ways stretch. Two shortening/lengthening lines allow to adjust both the waist-back length and crotch length.
2 to 16 – tested up to size 14
3/5 – average. You need to be familiar with reading a sewing pattern, and to sew jersey (note: thick jersey is much easier to sew than thin slippery jersey).
Thick jersey (ribbed jersey is ideal), stretch velvet… All stretch fabrics with at least 75% stretch (you need to be able to easily stretch 4’’ (10cm) of fabric to at least 6.9’’ (17.5cm).
With 60’’ wide fabrics: 1.20 yards for all versions it no length adjustment is needed. If you need to lengthen the bodysuit (back waist length and/or crotch length), take 1.7 yards. With 44’’ wide fabrics, you will need 2.20 yards for all versions.
You will need:
Matching thread for your fabric, a needle suited to your fabric type (make sure it is new or in good condition so as not to scratch the fabric). 0.39’’ (1cm) wide elastic: 3.3 yards (3m) for sizes 2 to 8, 3.8 yards (3.5m) for a size 10 to 16, 3 small snaps to open and close the bodysuit at the crotch, and 1.09 yard (1m) of ribbon for the bow tie in the back.
This pattern is offered in sizes 2 to 16 according to the body measurements below.
The French Poetry Libra pattern is sold in PDF and can be downloaded right after purchase in US letter or A4 (print at home) or A0 (copy shop). Number of pages: 1 in A0, 15 in A4, 17 in US letter. Illustrated sewing instructions are also provided in PDF to guide you in tiling the A4 PDF pieces, cutting the fabric and sewing the pattern. A 0.24” (6mm) seam allowance is included. This pattern and its sewing directions are in English. For the French version, please buy from the French website.