Ok, so I’m going to go ahead and warn you that the after on this one isn’t super fashionable. That’s because this week’s garment is a reflective vest, which are items that are simply incapable of being super cute looking.
As I mentioned in my last post, I am intending to ride my awesome new bike to my dance rehearsals whenever I can. But most of my dance rehearsals end after dark, which means I will be doing some night riding. Now, while there are quite a few bike lanes around here, that doesn’t mean that there are all that many people who actually bike after dark on a regular basis, which means drivers aren’t exactly used to looking for us. And I want to be safe (not that cars are really that safe to be around even if you’re in another car, but still, it’s definitely more vulnerable to be on a bike). I have some lights for my bike for after dark use, and I also plan to wear a reflective vest.
I bought this reflective vest at Target, but it’s just TOO hideous and dorky looking for me to ever wear it out of the house, ever. Plus, I’d really rather not pull it over my head awkwardly. Without further ado, here it is:
So, I set to making it at least kind of shaped like a human being. First thing I did was remove the ugly side ties that made it one size fits all.
Next, I sewed the sides together. The size of the vest was about right for me to just close the sides. If you were bigger than me, you could easily just insert some fabric of your choice in between the bias tape instead.