When I was in my early twenties, I sewed for The National Ballet Of Canada. My sister was a ballerina and like all dancers, needed a constant supply of dance wear. I sewed hundreds of leotards, unitards, leg warmers, knit bodysuits and the like. This pattern is completely original. I developed it to give the dancers a garment that had as few seams as possible, and it became my most popular item with the National Ballet. Adapted to doll size, it's perfect to hide the joints of ball jointed dolls, and creates a more uniform body line. I've used it countless times with slight variations to be worn 'as is' or under my Modern Kimono designs. It's also perfect to be worn under shorts, coats, and skirts, etc... BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY You'll get a better result if you sew this with a serger. However, you can sew it with a regular machine. To sew your unitard and stockings with a regular machine, make sure you have the proper needle for the fabric, and set your stitch length med-small and sew while applying slight pressure to your fabric so that the seam will stretch a little with the fabric. Most lycra does not fray, so I do not recommend using a zig-zag stitch as it will cause your seam to undulate. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS This pattern was designed for 16" Ellowyne Dolls but will fit dolls with similar measurements (which you can find on various websites) All of my patterns come with step by step photo instructions! You can print the pattern pieces on regular letter size paper and view the sewing steps on your computer, or print them out to use as a guide as you sew! I have over a hundred different patterns for many different dolls available on my website, please visit soon. I am truly happy that my patterns help others make a little extra "dolly funds" (or even a nice second income), that's what they're for! It's just that in these days of universal search engines and google rankings, these small designer credits DO add up and help bring new customers to my website for new pattern sales. So if you sell something made from my patterns, please give design credit to MHD Designs, thanks! Be sure to print the pattern pieces at 100%, without "scaling" or "fit to printable area" or anything like that!.