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1770 W. Berteau Avenue, Suite #409

Chicago, IL 60613




© 2013-2018 Halsey Onstage, LLC.

STRETCH, SPANDEX, LYCRA - Drafting and Assembly


Join Travis Halsey, costume designer at Chicago's Halsey Onstage, to learn how to make a basic leotard that is great for dancers or athletes! Travis will demonstrate how to enlarge from a 1/3 scale pattern, adjust the neck line, change the shape of the leg line and basic assembly. He will give you great tips, and you will receive our entire set of 1/3rd scale leotard bases, a $75 VALUE! This is an amazing system to learn and a great set of patterns to use forever! He will teach radial projection to enlarge your pattern. It's a great technique as you can create infinite patterns in miniature and then easily enlarge them.

Once we have done the basic leo in the class we will move on to more advanced modifications.

We will explore drafting sleeves and adding shorts and skirts to your custom-drafted leotards. 

If you are not comfortable working , or patterning in stretch this class is perfect for you.

Excellent for beginners.  Or come and iprove your current skills.


We will provide basic lycra and all patterning equimpment.  We have several home and industrial sergers to share.  A home machine will be handy also.  If you do not wish to travel with a home machine, we have berninas to rent for 25$ for the duration of the class.

If there is a specific look or color you would like fabric wise, blease bring you own goods.  We are happy to advise on fabric selections.