Thursday, April 17, 2014

I made Skirt Guards

I was looking for skirt guards that would work on Sylvia but all I could find were solid type ones so I decided to make my own. It took me a week to figure out the pattern, but in the end I did it! They are a beautiful sparkling black mesh.
Before installation.
I didn't want to drill holes in her fenders to keep them on so I made it so they tie on over the fender. I forgot to make the chain guard side smaller so there is a bit of bunching, but I think it looks good.
A nice mesh to keep your clothes safe.
Since the yarn is cotton I'm not sure how long this set will last. It will give me time to work out a better pattern for the next set. I really love the way the shiny ribbon sparkles in the sun, it's an added bit of bling to my super practical bicycle.
I also made myself a snood that I am loving from the left over yarn and it's super comfortable, but that'a a post for another day.

They go great under my Wald baskets.

3 comments:

  1. Great idea! Serving their purpose without adding much weight either. Very creative!

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  2. I have never seen such a thing before!

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  3. Thanks! They are popular in Europe where more people ride in normal clothes. Sadly it's hard to find them here.

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