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VICTORIAN WOMEN’S
CONVERTIBLE CYCLE WEAR
SEWING PATTERNS

#4 CYCLING SKIRT / CAPE

This cycling costume is inspired by Mary and Sarah Pease’s 1896 patent #13,832. It is one of the more radical designs of the time because the skirt completely comes away from the body. A full circle skirt converts into a cape – the waistband turns into a stylish high ruche collar. A gathering ribbon secures it at the waist and collar. If made in a light fabric, the skirt/cape can be rolled up and attached to the handlebars.

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: 5m fabric, 1.5m cord or ribbon, 10m bias tape and 2-8 buttons
PDF patterns are FREE to download
PRINTED patterns for sale at events (profits go to the London Bike Kitchen)
PDF Pattern – #4 Skirt / Cape [9mb]
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