This sewing project has been swirling around in my mind for some time. I own three shirts that have been creeping up on me. They're too short for comfort, exposing too much skin, especially when leaning over the handlebars.
|Photo credits: Fashion 1900, Ali Express|
I've always been attracted to the old style bathing suits along with little girl dresses. One is too old fashioned and the other too cutesy and not quite my size. I was thinking about a marriage between the two. I also think graphic festooned bike jerseys are rather ugly. And those pockets in the rear? Too many layers; they make me sweat. Also, the middle is never flattering—at least on my body. On the other hand, I envisioned a mix of bike shorts adorned with a functional yet girly top. Recently, someone brought it to my attention that I might be after the peplum look. Yes, that's it!
|Peplum skirts. Photo credit: New York Fashion|
This running shirt, though the same fabric, turned out quite different. There is little flare to the skirt. I didn't like the puckering on the sewn edge either, so I added tape binding.
I have to laugh at this one. It's a cottony t-shirt that turned out way too wide. It's better suited for a pregnant lady. I'm in love with leopard print so I'll revisit this project again. The cuffs are pretty cute.
In practice I liked the blue shirt quite a bit. It feels light and airy, almost as if there isn't fabric below my waistline.
Have any of you ladies made cycling shirts?