New Collection - The Anne One-Piece Cheerleading Uniform

Jalie 3466 - Anne One-Piece Cheerleading Uniform
(in mystique with skort option)

You spoke, we listened.

One of the most frequently asked questions is:
 "Do you have any cheer patterns?"
Some people were looking for tops, bodysuits with shorts, skirts or bodysuits with skirt. We noticed that people were struggling most with one-piece uniforms so we decided to make a pattern for everyone out there who has been hacking/combining/altering patterns for cheerleading squads and dancers, to make their lives easier :)


Jalie 3466 - Anne One-Piece Cheerleading Uniform
(in a regular spandex with shorts option)

The Name

While we were testing the pattern, I saw cheer photos of Taylor, my friend Stacy's daughter on my Instagram feed. I have been following Stacy's blog for many years. She is a long time Jalie fan, one of the first bloggers who ever wrote about us. She is always there for us whenever we need her opinion or advice on something. Too sad Wichita, Kansas is too far from Quebec to go for coffee together while our kids are at school :)

I offered to name the pattern after her daughter who just graduated from high school where she was a cheerleader. Anne is her middle name and I thought it was perfect for this pattern.

Photo by Shelli Compton (SC Photography)

The Design


  • Designed for stretch fabrics
  • Interesting seams for unlimited color blocking options.
  • Empire waist seam for those would you like to use mesh for the middle section or to make a cropped top
  • Optional appliqués for those who master the art of color matching :) The appliqué technique is similar to the one we use on our 3241 gymnastics leotard pattern.
  • An optional skirt panel you can add to the front for a "skort uniform". Skirt in the front, short in the back. No more skirts riding up!



Éléonore does not really know what cheerleading is, but as soon as she saw a red/navy/gold prototype, she shouted "IT'S THE NEW WONDER WOMAN COSTUME!"



The little triangle weapons at the cuffs are not included in the pattern. Hers are custom made because she kept stealing our point turners... Éléonore likes strong female superheroes with cool, practical outfits for kicking, jumping and running. No bling bling, no pink, no rainbows. She rocks.




But wait, there's more!

Another popular request is:
"How to I add shorts to the ____ skating dress bodice?" 
Great news! The pattern is compatible at the waist with our new skating dress pattern (next sneak peek). This means that you can make this bodice with a skirt or briefs and you can use the shorts/skort with the skating dress bodice! Stay tuned!

Comments

Anonymous said…
Sounds great! I am one of those seamstresses who takes bits and pieces from multiple patterns to mesh them -- usually successfully -- into the look I want or need. Love that this waist is compatible. Love the sweetheart neckline of the new skating dress with the sheer option. Looks like it will work great with dance costumes, too.

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