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Riding habit based on historic pattern

Added Oct 26, 2012

by pascaleclaudine

Baden, Switzerland






This is a riding habit based on a historic pattern I received from a friend. Sizes were quite different in 1888, so I had to alter the pattern quite a lot. It consists of a jacket and a so called security skirt. While sitting on horseback, it looks like a regular skirt, but the trick is that it is open in the back so that you don’t sit on any fabric but the one of your trouser you wear underneath. As soon as you dismount, you wrap the skirt around you so it looks like a very long pencil skirt.

Material Notes

Cotton, denim.




Garment Type

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    Aug 18, 2013, 12.29 AMby Fantasywriter

    I love the vintage pattern and the result with your alterations. It’s all beautiful. Your horse is gorgeous, too!

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    Aug 5, 2013, 07.50 AMby martinK

    great work!!! I love historical patterns

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    Aug 5, 2013, 07.21 AMby flowergirl22

    amazing,, i have not tried sidesaddle with a skirt,, its bad enough with normal trousers,, amazing outfit..cute horse

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    Aug 4, 2013, 09.04 PMby bjr99

    You did a fantastic job. I would love to see the pattern pieces for this outfit.

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    Aug 4, 2013, 07.31 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    So intersting and nice! You’ve got a real adventurous spirit in crafting:)

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    Aug 4, 2013, 04.58 PMby Mary Athey

    wow!! this is fabulous on you. the photo’s are lovely as well x

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