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VICTORIAN WOMEN’S
CONVERTIBLE CYCLE WEAR
SEWING PATTERNS

#1 PULLEY CYCLING SKIRT

This cycling costume pattern is inspired by Alice Bygrave’s 1895 patent #17,145. It is a long A-line skirt with an innovative pulley system sewn into the front and rear central seams. The concealed mechanism is made of stitched channels, threaded cords, weighted hems and button holes. The wearer activates the pulley system and converts the skirt by pulling cords at the waist, which adjusts the skirt to the required height.

This pattern is approx. UK 12 (minimal instructions provided)
To assemble pattern, print pages at ‘actual size’, follow layout, match triangles at edges, tape and cut out
Requirements: 2.5m fabric, 4 x 1.5m woven cord, 4m bias tape, 4 small weights and 4 buttons
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PDF Pattern – #1 Pulley Skirt [5mb]
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