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Bike riding skirt (and top)

Added Jan 7, 2014

by freakusbzzz

Canberra, Australia






Since I’ve moved to Canberra I’ve been riding my bike everywhere so wearing a skirt is a rarity.

Since I hate “skorts”, I made this skirt so I can ride my bike and not have to worry about the wind blowing up my skirt and revealing too much.
It’s pleated at the top, and the lining is a pair of shorts underneath.

The top is some silvery white fabric from Mood, I’ve worn it three tines and already holes are starting to appear in the seams. The neckband took me ages but it’s the best one I’ve made so far. I use very thin fold over elastic (from Tessuti’s) as it is not too heavy.

Material Notes

stretch floral cotton from Denver fabrics
slivery white jersey from mood.




Garment Type
Cotton, Knits/Jersey

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    Apr 29, 2014, 11.47 AMby Deanna31

    Hi, I think you may have holes because your needle is blunt. Check if you have a burr on the end – run your finger over the tip and see if it snags on your skin.

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      May 2, 2014, 12.20 AMby freakusbzzz

      Hi, thanks for the comment, I worked out what it was, my sewing machine needles were fine, it was the overlocker needles!

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      May 2, 2014, 03.05 AMby Deanna31

      Oh no!!

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    Jan 7, 2014, 07.17 AMby cathysews

    Hi, I love your skirt. Gorgeous print.

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    Jan 7, 2014, 07.14 AMby RedDynamica

    jersey & stretch is both suppose to be ballpoint needles. then I don’t know why you have holes falling in…

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    Jan 7, 2014, 06.55 AMby RedDynamica

    hi there! this is a lovely idea – I would love to make me one of these! the holes in the seams after 3 washes, normally indicates a sharp/universal needle was used instead of a ballpoint needle. but still a fabulous job on both!

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      Jan 7, 2014, 07.11 AMby freakusbzzz

      Thanks.. I am almost certain I used a jersey needle.
      Is ballpoint best instead of jersey?

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