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Now with size layers.
This is not a printed pattern.  This is a digital download.  You will receive a link immediately upon ordering sent to the email used to order.  You will receive several letter size files:  How to print, the front and back cover, the pattern tiled in color, and the sewing instructions.  You will receive two files in A0 size:  The entire pattern in colored solid lines, and the entire pattern in black and white dashed lines with size layers.  This means you can print just the size(s) you want either by using a copy shop for a full size print or tiling it yourself and printing it on your home printer.  You can tile it yourself by using the "poster" option in Adobe Acrobat.  Here is a link to the help pages in Adobe for the poster option.

Laughing Moon Mercantile #152

Ladies' Sporting or Bicycle Bloomers or Split Skirt with Gaiters and optional pocket-

Sizes 4-36 with size layers
(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)  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.

152 Sporting or Bicycle Bloomers with Gaiters

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