I joined the annual Tweed Run on the weekend. It is one of the best dressed cycle rides in London. The irony of having to make a completely separate tweedy outfit for the event, despite being surrounded by many tweedy lovely garments, was not lost on me. The reason for this was that none of these costumes worked on a high wheel – a penny – which requires a more fitting garment so as not to tangle in the wheel.
I hacked the 1890s bloomer pattern until the front and inner leg were streamlined and the bulk of the fabric was pleated around the side of the knee. It worked and it was a fantastic day out!