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This download provides the front and back cover of the pattern, instructions for the Bloomers and Gaiters, 3 A0 size pattern pages meant to the taken to a local printer with a large format printer, and 60 tiled pages that can be printed on a home printer.
Laughing Moon Mercantile #152 Ladies' Sporting or Bicycle Bloomers or Split Skirt with Gaiters and optional pocket- (Please note the bloomers and gaiters in this pattern are also part of LMM#110 pattern first published in the year 2002. The bloomers have been split out, some larger sizes added, and provided here as #152 as well as the gaiters from the same pattern, where they are still available.) Ladies' outerwear bloomers (not underwear) meant to be worn in the late 19th and early 20th century for sporting activities such as exercise in a gymnasium, bicycling, skating, hiking, hunting, or fishing. The front and back construction is the same with an inverted box pleat at center front and back with another pleat at the sides of the box pleat. The rest of the tops of the bloomers are gathered into the waistband. The waistband can be attached so the opening is at the side or if desired at the back. Period closure is at the side with a placket that buttons closed or can be fastened with skirt hooks and eyes. Modern can be a zipper closure but detailed instructions are not included for that option. There is an optional inseam pocket that can be added to the opposite side of the closure. The bloomers are gathered into knee bands that can have elastic inside for a close fit to the leg below the knee. If desired the leg bands can be left off to finish the garment as culottes or a divided skirt. The gaiters are side opening at the outside of the leg and are closed with buttons or buckles. The gaiters are meant to fit tight at the calf and loose at the ankle. More information is on the back cover and inside the pattern.