This morning, I met up with my friend Elizabeth at Heritage Bikes for a quick breakfast before continuing on to work. Bikes and coffee and friends is a lovely way to start the day!
While there, I met Sarah, one of Elizabeth’s high school friends visiting from Berkeley. She showed us her clever creation, a restrictive pencil skirt that she made bike-able by replacing the side seams with zippers and sewing in extra fabric.
The surprise pop of color is so fun!
At the office, you’re wearing a regular pencil skirt and then before getting on you bike at the end of the day, you unzip the sides and viola. Here’s a short demonstration video.
Sarah has a website, Skirts on a Bike, where you can download instructions on how to convert your own skirt. She plans to start selling kits complete with zippers and fabric in the future.
I have a few pencil skirts and dresses that I love but rarely wear due to not being able to ride my bike with them. I think it’s time to convert some skirts!
Has anyone else tried something like this?