Originally Posted by vdeane
One issue with Azure though is that they don't use a leotard, and the dress size that fits me is made for a person shorter than I am. Normally this sizing issue isn't a problem with anything stretchy, but since there's no bottom, there's nothing to hold it down. Anything I can do there?
Hmmm...Well, I know you said you weren't confident in your sewing abilities, but two options come to mind that take into consideration your sewing inexperience:
1) The easiest solution would be to add some snaps to the inside of the "dress" along the seam where the white portion meets the skirt or on the inside of the "hip roll." Sew the other half of the snaps to a pair of white bloomers. Connect the sides of the snaps while wearing the costume to keep the dress down. This method might actually work better with Velcro, since you can sew/glue the Velcro around the whole circumference of the bloomers and the inside of the dress to keep the dress down in all areas rather than just the areas you have snaps. Problem is, Velcro might be a bit lumpy and it will give the dress and bloomers less stretch as well.
2) If you are feeling a bit more confident about your sewing abilities, you could buy some bloomers or a pair of white underwear made from a stretchy material and sew the dress hip roll to the top of the underwear/bloomers. This will keep the dress down uniformly but without the potential for lumps as with the Velcro. Then, cut the crotch in half, fold the new raw edges so that you have two new clean seams that won't fray, and add hook and eye snaps (like these http://www.hancockfabrics.com/Coat-H...viewprod .htm
) to each side so that the crotch will close like a bra would.
Hope this helps!