Originally Posted by Atraielees
Hmm, ok...so then you recommend using a pattern for the leotard and skirt?
I've seen some ideas but it seems those patterns are disconnected...=/
Most skating patterns have the skirt sewn into the leotard. All one piece. I like it because it lets you get a better V shape in front. That is very hard to do if the skirt is not connected.
If you start with a store bought leotard for the base then yes, your leotard and skirt will be separate and only attached with a few stitches or button snaps or the like.