Skirt as outerwear

Custom-tailored skirt that can easily be put on while sitting – suitable outer garment for people who use wheelchairs

User wearing a long skirt. Photo: Katharina Ratzka
User wearing a long skirt. Photo: Katharina Ratzka

Description
A custom-tailored skirt with zipper on the front that can easily be put on and taken off while sitting. Fabric loops are sewn onto both sides of the zipper on the outside. The user holds these loops when she closes the zipper (see photo 2). The skirt can be made in different lengths and fabrics. For example, the tipster has one skirt in a water repellent fabric for walks.

For more information, please contact the user through spinalistips@spinalis.se

Users comments
The user freezes easily, especially when traveling with the transportation service, or when she is out on walks with her electric wheelchair. She looked for a long time for a garment that is warm and easy to put on. She couldn’t find anything that fit. Even clothes specially designed for people who use wheelchairs were too large and had too much unnecessary fabric.
So she designed this model and is very happy with it.

Paid for by
The user

Whose idea
The user

Editors comments
Please see www.textilochtips.wordpress.com (last checked March 2017) to find more patterns for clothing for persons with disabilities.

This tip is from 2011

User holds fabric loops to close zipper. Photo: Katharina Ratzka
User holds fabric loops to close zipper. Photo: Katharina Ratzka
User puts on skirt. Photo: Katharina Ratzka
User puts on skirt. Photo: Katharina Ratzka

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Tipsare: Anonym 19

Together with her husband the person livs in a house in the countryside. She is retired. Since 1998 she has a C6 spinal cord injury. She has personal assistance 13 hours a day.