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dragonflyinlove
« on: October 29, 2008 03:54:00 PM »

I want to make this:



But am unsure how to go about it, Where/what would I measure?

Any know of  any similar patterns for sale?

I have not been able to find any Equestrian themed patterns but it would be nice to not freeze my face off while training my horse this winter...

Thanks!
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SpottedFrog
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2008 06:51:14 AM »

That's pretty original, I've not seen patterns for anything like that either. (don't you mean helmet liner? Doesn't seem like it would do much good on top of your helmet.)

If you are reasonably good with patterns I'd look at Green Pepper (look at the McCall's site, it's an offshoot brand of theirs) & Kwik Sew for winter headgear & hat patterns, which you could bodge together to get a good helmet liner like that. Kwik Sew has an envelope set of ski accessories that might be a really good start.

Other than that it would simply be a lot of trial & error to get the shape right.
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imrahil
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2008 11:18:06 AM »

I like how it covers the ears! And you've seen my reflective stuff.. you could put some reflective tape on this!
If I were to make a similar one I'd measure around the bottom edge of the helmet and divide it into maybe four or six pieces. I'd also measure from the edge to the top. then I'd try it out in some cheapo fabric like a fleece blanket and pretty much wing it.For the face part I'd just start out with some big pieces and try it on, then cut them down as I go. Can't promise it'd look as good as in the picture though Wink I'm very much of a trial and error person, but if you're not I think you could find a pattern for those shiny helmet covers some people wear at race tracks.
I think I'd rather make a balaclava to wear under the helmet, mostly because it seems easier Cheesy But I'd love to see pics if you try this out!

I found this in a Swedish equestrian forum:
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w44/Tebazz/rida/DSC00501.jpg .maybe not exactly what you're aiming for, but it might give you something to start with Wink The girl who made this one measured half her helmet and cut two pieces of fabric.She used elastic in the bottom, and I think she added the red part after the elastic.
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staciey
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2008 04:59:36 PM »

I'm not sure if you want to buy a pattern, but you can get the exact same thing on Suitability.
http://www.suitability.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=8526
I bought some of their patterns before and they're pretty nice and easy to follow, and they ship quite fast.
I hope that helps!
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dragonflyinlove
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2008 06:30:08 PM »

I'm not sure if you want to buy a pattern, but you can get the exact same thing on Suitability.
http://www.suitability.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=8526
I bought some of their patterns before and they're pretty nice and easy to follow, and they ship quite fast.
I hope that helps!

That is exactly what I was looking for!!

Thank you so much!
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staciey
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2008 03:57:16 PM »

Yay! I'm glad!
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Obsessed Knitter
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2008 03:54:57 PM »

I second Suitability. I've heard great things about their patterns, and I've been meaning to make myself a couple of pairs of their breeches for the longest time now.
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dragonflyinlove
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2008 11:56:26 AM »

I second Suitability. I've heard great things about their patterns, and I've been meaning to make myself a couple of pairs of their breeches for the longest time now.

I am going to order it on my next paycheck and get to work!

I do not think I am brave enough to attempt breeches Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2008 02:50:19 PM »

I'm so glad I opened this topic! Cheesy   We need those winter covers!!  Please check back if any of you make breeches...I'd love to try as my girls are very thin and very long-legged, but am also a bit intimidated by the idea. Roll Eyes  Thanks, y'all!!
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