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    In the show ring, I like to stand out so people will notice my riding (sometimes that's good, other times... not so much) the way I have always wanted to do this is through show coats. Not some crazy, custom made expensive one, but the ones that you make yourself. (As in, buy some cloth from the store and a showcoat pattern, sit down to a sewing machine, and viola a show coat) (after a few hours of labor). What I'm looking for is peoples ideas/photos of really awesome/nicely colored showcoats. Things that will make people be like "wow, that coat it awesome!" And make the judges say "oh, you are that girl with the pretty coat! I remember you." Here are some of my ideas...
    BlueGreen with blue pinstriped showshirt
    plum coat, ??? Shirt

    Etc, etc. This is just another random thought I had, but I thought it would make a good thread. Show/tell me the beautiful, the crazy, the "wtf was that person thinking?!?!?!" (Although of course I would never make the last two of those categories...)
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    This is kind of a spinoff of the thread about the pepto-bismol-pink coat

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    • #3
      I personally have a coat that is a really deep plum/burgundy with a sheen that makes it look black in certain light... I've never quite had the guts to wear it though
      "There are times when you can trust a horse, times when you can't, and times when you have to."

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        Originally posted by SugarAndSpite View Post
        I personally have a coat that is a really deep plum/burgundy with a sheen that makes it look black in certain light... I've never quite had the guts to wear it though
        I would wear thatyes::

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        • #5
          Do you have any pictures of stuff you have made before? I am very interested to see some of your creations- I cannot sew for my life so... Of the rack for me it is.
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          • #6
            I'm personally getting a black & pink pinstripe shirt made to go with my black coat & a very shiny white eq shirt.

            I've always wanted a tan coat with leopard lining.....

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              I haven't actually made anything yet, but I'm going to order some patterns from Sew and Saddle up (unless anyone knows of another company that's better) then hit the fabric store and my sewing machine. I saw in another thread a picture of someone who had a tan/dark brown plaid show coat and a pink shirt. So pretty! I guess that's what started this whole show coat thing for me.

              ... not to sound shallow or anything

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              • #8
                It wasn't too crazy, but I had this gorgeous lighter brown coat that I paired with a deep red colored shirt. I absolutely loved the combo.

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                  Originally posted by kmwines01 View Post
                  It wasn't too crazy, but I had this gorgeous lighter brown coat that I paired with a deep red colored shirt. I absolutely loved the combo.
                  Sounds really pretty!

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                  • #10
                    Do you have the website for the patterns?

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                      The website is www.suitability.com

                      But I just realized that my mom wont let me do this. There goes my dream (kind of) *whoosh* out the window... but it is still fun to think about what you would make, given the chance (if I were older I would just go get the pattern, but I am a very young teenager so I cant just do that...) actually, I think I'm going to try to find a free pattern and make one out of really cheap fabric so that she knows I can (unless it turns out awful), then ill go get some better cloth.

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                      • #12
                        it's hard to tell from this picture (I can't find a better one) but this is my favorite coat! It's a light brown but has blue and maroon threads. I've worn it with a deep blue shirt, dark brown, and a purple striped shirt.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by SugarAndSpite View Post
                          I personally have a coat that is a really deep plum/burgundy with a sheen that makes it look black in certain light... I've never quite had the guts to wear it though
                          Where did you get that? I'd love to have one of those!

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                          • #14
                            I would so make myself a cool jumper coat if I could find a pattern. And ride well enough to "earn" it.
                            A proud friend of bar.ka.

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                              #15
                              Suit ability has awesome patterns, in just about every discipline! (The H/J coat for $16... *not advertising, just saying*...)

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                              • #16
                                Well, I didn't make an english show coat, but I bought a pattern from Suitability and had a western rail shirt made from it by my bf's mom. Their patterns are so easy to use! Highly recommend it!
                                Who say's your best friend has to be human?

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                                  Really? What are some things I could say to my mom to convince her to let me get the pattern and some cloth? I already have a show coat, but it is getting a bit too small...

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                                  • #18
                                    "hey mom, if it turns out nicely, maybe I can make a few to sell and make some money." You might be able to go to a regular fabric store and find a pattern for a coat that could work for your purposes. Good luck!

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by skippy60 View Post
                                      Really? What are some things I could say to my mom to convince her to let me get the pattern and some cloth? I already have a show coat, but it is getting a bit too small...
                                      How much sewing practice do you have? Making a nicely fitting jacket requires a lot of precision and tailoring which can get pretty tricky.

                                      Maybe you could start with something less ambitious that requires less expensive materials. (Show shirt, maybe?) And if that turns out well, your Mom is probably more likely to allow you to make the investment in the materials required for a coat.

                                      Or, if you have very little sewing experience (especially on a machine), pyjamas are always a good place to start!
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                                      • #20
                                        I want to echo the post above. Sewing a good-looking hunt coat is not a project for a beginner. I don't want to discourage you, OP, because sewing well is a wonderful skill that you will benefit from your entire life. But start with some easier projects before you tackle the hunt coat. The recommendation of pajamas is a good one, because if you goof up, it won't really matter. Then maybe you could make something for your horse like a bridle bag or a baby pad.

                                        Good luck!
                                        I heard a neigh. Oh, such a brisk and melodious neigh as that was! My very heart leaped with delight at the sound. --Nathaniel Hawthorne

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