My wife and I are just getting back into cycling (actually closer to bike riding right now) for 2 reasons. First because we like to ride and second because we both need more exercise. We fit in this group (Clydesdales/Athenas) for now.
We have been looking at all the pretty colored jerseys for cyclists. Most of the jerseys we have found so far are made for men with a smaller waist than chest (which I don’t have yet) or for very slender women (which my wife isn’t now).
So, we are working on making our own that fit us. We bought the only cycling jersey pattern we could find and are modifying it to fit me. We developed a pattern for my wife from a paddling jersey she has.
The patterns are almost done. Now for material. We have seen Spandex/Lycra advertised as being good for cycling jerseys.
Questions: Has anyone else made their own jerseys/patterns? What material did you use? Are we going to run into some problems with Spandex/Lycra? Where can we get “Coolmax” by the yard (which is what we believe many ready made jerseys are made of)? Can we make hot weather jerseys out of cotton?