Ohhh, the intoxicating sights and smells of spring. With spring in the Pacific Northwest comes more rain, bikes and skirts. For me, I found myself inspired to make a knee-high spat AND for the wee one, a dino-themed spat; both with classic snaps up the side. I used a technical fabric for the outer that is breathable & waterproof with a Lycra lining that wicks moisture. A lil elastic at the top helps keep the spats in place and reflective piping increases visibility. I have also played around with laminated cotton, vintage fabrics, wool, and tweed. Check them out! Available through my Etsy Shop.
I don't mind the rain, but I do mind the muck. The beauty of a spat, they protect you from that muck and peal off easily enough to reveal dry and clean boot, leg, pant or legging. The knee-high spats are super cute with skirts.
Next in the works... rain poncho that is bicycle friendly. Become a fan on Facebook to keep up with this one-woman show and what fantastical and practical handmade clothing I am making.