A tight-fitting top made for gymnastics, dance, swimming, athletics, and more is the Olympia Sports Top!
The pattern includes two cropped styles plus a full length option. Choose between straight straps or a racer back, and a straight or V front. This pattern is best suited to those with some sewing experience.
Main and binding: Light to medium weight knit swim Lycra. Alternatively, you can use cotton/Lycra or athletic jersey provided the fabric contains at least 5% Lycra and has excellent stretch and return. The fabric should have a minimum of 70% horizontal and 50% vertical stretch.
Lining (optional): Power mesh.
Fabrics with 50% stretch are recommended. 4 way stretch is best but 2 way stretch will work.
Pattern Format: This is a PDF pattern. Included in your download is an A4 file for at home printing, an A0 File for Copy Shop Printing, Projector files and detailed instruction files.
- 6 mm (1/4″) elastic for the straps; double-sided wash-away tape (optional)
- Enclosed elastic band: 25 mm (1″) elastic
- Exposed elastic band: 25 – 38 mm (1″ – 1 1/2″) soft/plush elastic (If you are making a swim top, you must use swim elastic.)