Friday, September 10, 2010

Easy Cheer Costume

I was asked to make some toddler sized cheerleader uniforms.  I searched for what would be the easiest and fastest way for me to make them.  I ended up using this pattern.

I made this sample using the size 3.  I added about 1 1/5 in. to the bodice pieces and shortened the skirt pattern pieces.  When it was time to attatch the skirt I decided to pleat the skirt to give it that cheerleading look.

I just pinned it to fit and eye-balled my pleats. Once I had it pinned I stitched it into place.

I added a white stripe at the bottom and a white chest stripe so it could be embroidered with the team name.

This pattern was easy to adapt, however it ran big as usual !! This was supposed to be a size 3 but will now be a 4.  Do you have that problem when using patterns?!? - it is quite frustrating.  Have a great weekend!


  1. kid patterns ALWAYS run big - I often make a size 2 for my 4 year old and just add a litte length

  2. The dress is cute. It looks great with the 2 colours.

  3. It looks great! When I was a younger I was a cheerleader for Halloween and my mom just died making the pleated skirt. Too bad she didn't get to see this first. :) Great job!

    Amie @

  4. Cute! And yes, I always had sizing problems with kid's patterns. Yours turned out great!

  5. SO cute, I'll have to point my BROTHER-in-law your direction because he is the one who sews in the family and my niece is a cheer freak! ;0)

  6. this turned out really great. Looks very nice! It's been several years since I used kids patterns, but I do remember always having sizing issues. Better too big than too small, it's easier to take it in than to add to it.

    Visiting from Bunch of Scrap's link party.

    Rachelle S.

  7. You did a great job. It looks like your daughter loves it.

  8. So Cute! What a cute model too!
    You should come link this up at my Making It With Allie Party!