|BurdaStyle Women's Rain Cape and Bike Seat Cover|
The first rains of the year have finally hit California. And while I am grateful for a few drops of water on our thirsty state, showing up soaking wet to work is never cause for joy.
Lucky for me, BurdaStyle just released some new rain-friendly patterns to make my bike to work a little more enticing. First up is the Women's Rain Cape, which has lots of room for breath-ability, and also a great hood. And to go with it is a great little Bike Seat Cover! After drafting my own once, it's so great to have a simple little pattern for it.
Of course, I may make some alterations to make the Rain Cape more bike-friendly. I'm thinking mine needs to be a bit longer to cover my knees, maybe with some snaps to hold it closed. More like this:
Some other designs I really like include:
- Leena.com's Rain Cape, although the pattern seems to come from a defunct program so it is no longer available.
- Iva Jean's Women'a Rain Cape, made in Seattle specifically for bikers!
- The Cleverhood, also made for bikers, but I don't want to draft my own pattern.
For whatever I sew, I will also be keeping Caroline's guest post on Sewaholic handy - she made the most beautiful waterproof jacket!