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|Green Pepper: 401 (Women's Bicycle racing Jersey) - Type:Activewear |
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|ETA 6/7/13 I Made a new Jersey, Lime Green and Gray with purple stitching. I had enough fabric to make two, one for me and one for DD, she recently rode 50 miles in Sausalito in the Bay area. |
Fabric used is wicking fabric from Vogue Fabrics in Chicago
Cycling Jersey back
Cycling Jersey detail
Pattern Description: Women's bicycle racing jersey
Pattern Sizing: sizes 6 to 16 I made size 10
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? Very simple
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I liked the opportunity to use a variety of fabrics with the way it is seamed.
Fabric Used: My first go with this top was for my DD I used a border print fabric jersey I had in my stash. After making one I ordered Wickaway fabric from
Fabricline.com @ $12/yd
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I changed the zipper to a invisible one some and a regular zipper on others. I seamed the center adding seam allowance instead of how they have you put the zipper in, not to say it's not a good way I will probably do it that way too, which is to cut along the front creating a bottom stop that you clip for the zipper.
I lengthened size 10 by three inches for DD, she is 5 foot 7 inches
Would you sew it again? yes over and over
Would you recommend it to others? yes it made a real nice jersey for bike riding.
Conclusion: I coverstitched using the wrong side of the stitch on top of the jersey. First I serged then coverstitched
Anyone can make this even without a coverstitch there are 6 pieces as follows: Front, Side, Back, Pocket, Collar and Sleeve. Putting the collar on is the same as putting one on a Henley shirt. Do you need wicking fabric? No, testing the different fabrics the wicking was nice to have. If your an avid bicyclist going the distance you will want to invest in nicer fabric along with all the other paraphernalia that goes with biking... making a jersey will be a savings. Most Wicking fabrics are solid, you can combine having the wicking be the front panel and the sides a print.
Jersey for DD on me
DD wearing in the hills of SF
back pocket on this jersey
My jersey This Jersey had the good wicking fabric
my back pocket
Long sleeve version for DD she did not get this one yet, when she visits in August she will have a long sleeve one for the cold SF weather.
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