Baby Girl is literally jumping for joy over her new Paw Patrol Leotard! I used the Girls Juliet leotard sewing pattern by Petite Stitchery. You can check a few other versions of the Juliet Leotard I made for its release here. The Juliet Leotard is also available for babies and women.
This Paw Patrol leotard features Everest, which she likes, however her true love is Skye! I bought this Everest custom panel from a new favorite shop Whimsy Baby Customs. I found them when looking for Paw Patrol fabric for Baby Girl. Their Paw Patrol preoders were already over by the time I found them, so I originally missed out on the pink Skye panel. I did, however, manage to score a Skye panel in white and one in navy! She wore the navy Skye Panel for her first day of mini preschool. They just placed their a few more pink Skye panels up for retail! I bought two!! You can find them here! You can find all of their Paw Patrol fabric here by searching the word Pup.
The above picture is her trying to pose for a picture! She is so funny! I love it!
Baby Girl has a birthday coming up at her Gymnastics studio, so the Everest Paw Patrol leotard is just a trial run for her birthday party. I wanted to make sure it would work. I was able to make a 3T leotard out of the child size panel from Whimsy Baby Customs using the Juliet leotard sewing pattern. I am not sure you could make a larger size without having to color block. Baby Girl is actually a 2T size in the Juliet leotard, however, I really wanted her to fit into the leotard for a longer period of time.
Gymnastics is also a true love for Baby Girl. Baby Girl started climbing on things before she could even walk. She is definitely my “brave” child. She also has a foot that turns it a bit, so I put her in gymnastics last August to help with her foot and to give her an outlet for her daredevil fun. I never imagined she would love it so much. She recently just moved up to the “Big Kids” class a little early for her age. She did amazing moving up, as she listened to them, better than she listens to me. LOL!
We also attend a Mommy and Me gymnastics class at our gym together. At our gym, they have a progressive gymnastics class starting soon, however you have to be 3 to start. Her gymnastics coach at the gym approved her to start a tad early, as she is ready. So, she will have two gymnastics classes each week for the next few months, plus a Mommy and Me class. She would do gymnastics every day if she could. I am happy we found something she truly enjoys.
Pike Jump! (or Seat Drop)
It will be interesting to see if she continues to enjoy gymnastics. Her coach at our gym, would love to steal her for the gym where she works and eventually join their preteam. I am not interested in putting any extra pressure on Baby Girl at this point. If that is the route she eventually chooses, then we will consider it then. Although, she is highly competitive.
I asked Baby Girl to put her hands on her hips and this is what she gave me. She must have heard head instead of hips. LOL!
So let’s talk fabric. The front of the Paw Patrol Leotard is an Everest cotton lycra child panel from Whimsy Baby Customs. You can find it here. They have both a US website and a Canadian website. They will happily transfer inventory between the two websites if needed. I lined the front with a single brushed polyester in pink.
Hands actually on hips.
The sleeves are a solid super soft mint dbp from Knitpop. I learned not to use the triple stitch when trying to baste down the ruffles. It kept pushing away the ruffles. However, the lighting bolt stitch worked much better with basting down the ruffles. The back was a little more difficult to decided on a color.
On hand, I did not have a pink fabric that matched perfectly or even close enough to matching. So I decided to give a color blocked look with some solid ivory dbp, also from Knitpop. I used left over fabric from the Everest panel for the leg bands.
I think this was a great trial run for her birthday outfit. I originally wanted to use this 4 way stretch sequin fabric to make her a birthday outfit, however after how she reacted to the last sequin dress I made her last month, I decided against it. I think she will love her Skye Leotard even more!
Does your little one love Paw Patrol too? Who is their favorite character?