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post #1 of 20 Old 09-01-2009, 05:52 AM Thread Starter
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Cool making a fun horse costume type thing

I do freelance modeling for some local photographers. My mom had an old wedding dress she was using for pieces to one of her art projects. The dress has a 10 foot train.
Today we measured it, cut it from the rest of the dress, hemmed it, and sewed it. I put it on her to see how it fit and safety pinned it to figure out where to put the buckles.
I'm going to add an underside tail strap to keep it on her back. I personally think it looks fancy and would be great for some of the more fancy type photo shoots photo fun. I think the flow would be great.
I showed it to my boyfriend and he pointed out it looks just like a wedding dress train, well it is but is it at all nice looking? I like it. It's not finished but I thought I'd share what it looks like so far.
Now I do have one small question.

I was thinking of using a regular blanket buckles, I was also debating on using velcro? Velcro would completely close it in the front where as a buckle would leave a small opening. I can't make up my mind what do you think? Velcro or buckle for the chest.


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post #2 of 20 Old 09-01-2009, 10:19 AM
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Aww! That is so cute!! I get my horses to wear hats all the time XD how strong is the trim? I'm thinking velrco might be better, if buckles might be too heavy.
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I was thinking Velcro too. It's folded, hemmed and reinforced just because of her size and what not. The fabric is surprisingly pretty durable but I guess it would have to be if it's being dragged down an aisle right given that I'm guessing it was used before I made it into this thing.
I'm thinking of marking where it's not too tight on her neck and velcro all the way down. Or should I leave some space at the bottom for it to flow back when she moves? Hmmmm.

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im not sure all of what you just said, but flowing is good, I like flowing. Lol.
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Sorry I was just saying. I wasn't sure if I wanted to velcro from her neck down to the very bottom of the front so it would be completely closed. Or If I wanted to basically velcro the just the middle in the front so it stays attached and leave the bottom and top of the front to flow with her motions.
Now that I think of it, flowing room would be best given her elongated strides.

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aww that is soo adorable!!! I think velcro would be best!

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oh but I like flowy!

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flowy it is!

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awww, I always make fancy dress costums for my horses when I do like charity eventss, if you want ny idea, ill send some photos. They are not birlliant. But ill show you. I have made a knights/queen/fairy-tinsaly things

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awww, I always make fancy dress costums for my horses when I do like charity eventss, if you want ny idea, ill send some photos. They are not birlliant. But ill show you. I have made a knights/queen/fairy-tinsaly things
I'd love to see some ideas!

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