The cover itself was not an exact match, as I didn't have a picture of the cruiser bike. The back of the seat is a little more forward than I envisioned. Nevertheless, the basic measurements my wonderful client supplied were just right, and the cover fit the bike!
I also put a drawstring in the bottom seam, but I think that the tarp is a bit too thick to tighten with a draw string.
I also lined the tarp with flannel sheeting, glued in place with Vynabond. The flannel lining is so that it does not scratch the bike. If I were to do it again I'd only put flannel in places where the tarp touched the bike.
I was also scared the whole way through! However, I knew enough about drafting patterns and working the material to know that I could accomplish it. I just hadn't implemented it. It was a good mental exercise to fight those fears and get the job done.
By serendipity, the word "Winter" is visible on the side of the motorcycle cover. Bonus!
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