Does anybody else make their own show clothes?
I love sewing so it was a natural to start making show clothes. I love the beautiful fabrics, crystals, beads, etc. I make my chaps too and have found a treasure trove of crystal conchos for the back belt.
I'm not the greatest of tailors but I do enjoy it. I love the creative process of seeing a fabric, figuring out how best to use it, how to embellish it. I'm too fiercely independent to pay gobs of money for someone else to make them.
I'm about to start work on a jacket using a shimmery gold and cream paisley brocade with just a hint of browns and reddish-rust.
I have a t-shirt that says "I ride western for the show clothes". :D Love all the bling!