there is only so much you can do with the bike, so i wanted something wearable. unfortunately, the wearable options are either very ugly or quite expensive.
so i made my own vest from reflective fabric that is a little bit more fashionable and not as expensive.
sorry about the not-so good nightshots!
Step 1: Drawing
Step 2: What you need
- matching grey fabric (you only need very little, some scrap piece is enough)
- yarn, pins, scisssors
- tapemeasure, ruler
- pens, paper
- dress form (if available)
Step 3: Cut the strips of reflective fabric
cut the strips. now you have nice reflective linguine!
you can see the how different the reflective material looks when reflecting or not reflecting light on the pictures - one was taken with a flash, one without.
Step 4: The shoulder part
add 1,5 cm of seam allowance on all sides.
maybe you might have to adjust the pattern a little if you are much smaller or taller than i am (i'm 1,67 meters tall).
on one of the shoulder part pieces make little marks 1 cm apart on the sides where the strips will later go. (see picture). you only need to do this on one of the parts of the fabric.