The “Hepburn Bicycle” Ensemble
Fabric: Gauze for Shirt and Checked Cotton for Petal Pushers & Head Scarf
Pattern: McCall’s M5357 and Self Drafted Head Scarf
Notions: Thread, Vintage Buttons Buttons & Bias Tape
Time to Complete: 6.5 Hours
First Worn: Harlem Piers Bicycle Path, NYC
Wear Again? Yes
Total Price: $6 for Checked Cotton, Rest from Stash
I recently started to ride my bike to work. I’m lucky to have a beautiful bike path that runs close to the water around the edge of manhattan. Seriously, riding home I get a view of the George Washington Bridge and the Hudson River. Reality check for me was that I had no cute outfits to ride the bike in so I took my inspiration from my favorite spunky girl – Hepburn, the Queen of Style!
I bought this blue checked cotton years ago, it was in the remnant bin – to good of a bargain to walk away from. It’s soft and light weight, perfect for a bike ride. You wouldn’t know it from my past post but I live in head scarfs, mostly because when I’m busy I liked to keep my hair off my face. I’ve bought quite few and I thought lets draft my own so I can style from head to toe.
This pattern was truly easy, the shirt was 4 pieces, the pants was 3 pieces but I added the vintage buttons to the shirt and bias tape to the pants to spice it up.
The photo shoot was 5 minutes from my front door, the path is much more crowded on the weekends so we pulled over to the side of the bike path to keep it safe.