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Have just received my dd ja leotard and it's really wide, I think even with the belt on it's going to look very pulled in at the waist. Can anyone tell me how strict they are with the fit of it? As I think the size down will be far to short in the body for her! Maybe I should order the smaller one to compare.

 

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Why not wash it on a hot wash and tumble dry - it may shrink a little?

or you could just take it in up the side seams with a sewing machine.

When my DD was in the JA's (6 years ago) I remember seeing all shapes and sizes, one parent even lined her daughter's leotard because it was a wee bit see -through.

Best wishes, enjoy the experience.

Jx

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Was it the size 2 or size 1 that you ordered? My eldest daughter who is petite wore the size 1 for year 5 and 6 and there was still room for her to grow. I have just bought the size 1 for my younger daughter who is going into year 4 and don't expect to have to buy her another size until she hopefully joins mids!!! I remember trying the size 0 but it is very short in the body. All of the girls in my daughters class last year wore the size 1. Hope that helps a little!!!

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Agreed, the sizes are a little strange! My DD wears the JA size 1 and is going into yr 6. Her normal leotards are still a zero but the JA zero was so short.

Some of the Jas wear their leotards with lots of growing room shall we say!! I prefer to have a good fit as hate seeing baggy leotards!

They do shrink a little with washing and if its too short in the body this would be uncomfortable to dance in so be a little careful there!!!

Good Luck x

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Hi

My DD is going into year 6 (first time JA) and I bought her size 2 and its pretty baggy. I was worried the size one would be too small. It is baggy under the armpits and crotch. But I didn't want to squeeze her ito a smaller one and it show her bits! And she'll probably grow! She's 10 but only 127cm tall and in size 8-9 clothes. Making the national skirt was the hardest part but it's done now!!!

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Hi

My DD is going into year 6 (first time JA) and I bought her size 2 and its pretty baggy. I was worried the size one would be too small. It is baggy under the armpits and crotch. But I didn't want to squeeze her ito a smaller one and it show her bits! And she'll probably grow! She's 10 but only 127cm tall and in size 8-9 clothes. Making the national skirt was the hardest part but it's done now!!!

The size 1 maybe better for your daughter. My DD was 135cm last September when she started and the size 1 fit nicely. I have just ordered the size 2 as the size 1 was getting too short on the body for her and there appears to be a big difference in size. I think we will have to take it in at the seams as it is quite wide!!

Ax

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Hi Amber21

Are you at Leeds going into year 6 too? Your daughter is tall at 135cm! Although I know my 10 year old is very small at 127! Oh well, I'm sure she'll grow into her size 2 leotard! Maybe they'll be someone there with a tight looking size 1 leotard and they can swop!!

Hi Eloise_please

Lol!! Thats how tall she was last year starting in year 4!! Yes she is tall for her age even taller now going into year 5!! I would offer you her size 1 but in comparison to the new ones it looks quite worn so wouldnt even give it away now! I have just stitched the sides of her new leotard and it fits quite nicely now. Good luck with your year 6 it will be an exciting time for you and your DD!!

Ax

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if you haven't got an overlocker you should stitch stretchy material using a ball-point needle and a zig-zag stitch. Although it sounds strange the zig-zag stitch works perfectly well allowing the material to stretch without the stitching breaking as it would with a straight stitch. I used this method to make leotard-type costumes before I got an overlocker.

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How did you stitch it? I don't think my sewing machine will cope with stretchy fabric?

Hi good idea re size 1! The suppliers are okay re exchanging as I orginially ordered a size 0 and returned for size 1. Probably best to call them maybe quicker. I just stitched the seams by turning inside out and using white thread and needle stitched by hand a normal stitch about an inch in on each side following the line of the leotard, it just lies beside seams when turned the right way round. Looks okay now.

Ax

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Have fun at your first JA classes everyone :) I have such fond memories of starting JAs with my ds and dd - very exciting time. And I made some really good friends over our time - make sure you chat to the other parents (although try to avoid the ones who think their child's the next Fonteyn/Nureyev ;) ).

 

I wish we'd had Facebook then, as I've lost touch with a couple of parents from the class who I used to chat to a lot and I can't remember their surname to try and find them!!

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