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Convert A Skirt & Bike to Work

from Sarah Anne
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Convert A Skirt & Bike to Work
Convert A Skirt & Bike to Work

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • use your sewing machine
  • hem
  • pin fabric together
  • you will sew in zippers, but I will walk you through this with detailed photos so it is ok if you haven't done this already

Pattern Description:

I first became a bike commuter two years ago when I moved to California. My husband and I decided not to buy a car, instead choosing to bike to work. Unfortunately, this limited my wardrobe to pants and wide skirts. The classic short, straight skirt was out. But I wanted it in! Thus I devised zippered flaps and developed this pattern - and tips - to share with the women commuters of the world. Super special biking apparel does not need to be purchased: with a few alterations, you can wear what you already own, making your green commute even more economical!

see it in action on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlpHhPWT4O4

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • s/m/l - whatever the skirt you chose to convert


  • 1 skirt to convert
  • 1 fat quarter of fabric
  • 2 nine inch zippers
  • thread
  • sewing machine

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