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VICTORIAN WOMEN’S
CONVERTIBLE CYCLE WEAR
SEWING PATTERNS

#5 SIDE-BUTTON CYCLING SKIRT

This cycling costume is inspired by Mary Ward’s 1897 patent #9605. A long A-line skirt is made up of two ‘aprons’ joined at the waist and sides via buttons and button-holes. The convertible system comprises two decorative straps sewn into the waistband that remain hidden until required. To convert the garment, the wearer uses the straps to tether the skirt at intervals via the side buttons, gathering it up out of the way of the wheels in a ruche manner.

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, 50cm contrast for straps, 14 buttons and decorative trim
PDF patterns are FREE to download
PRINTED patterns for sale at events (profits go to the London Bike Kitchen)
PDF Pattern – #5 Side-Button Skirt [4mb]
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