Model: Stretch Top Pattern
Category: Western Show Apparel
Purchase: I bought the pattern for the stretch top pattern direct from suitability, on their website, for $8.00.
Likes: Making my kids show clothes saves me a lot of money every year. They usually get a few wears out of them before they grow into the next size. 3 girls, 2 (the twins) are 7 years old and the other is 8. These patterns are perfect and no one needs to know that they were homemade. They look right out of a catalog. What is also nice is that the girls can see a top in a store or catalog for $75 and I can do it myself for a lot less money, they are still happy.
Dislikes: It took me a while before I got good at sewing, especially the speciality fabrics like suede and lycra. I messed up the first few but now I am a pro. It is time consuming too. You need to be very patient.
Quality: Only as good as you make it.
Summary: Having three girls that seem to grow every day gets expensive. Not only do they grow out of their normal clothes, all three ride, and show, and that gets expensive. Another mom got me onto making their riding gear and I am glad she did. I'd have to estimate that I have saved thousands over the years. And what I save can be put towards other necessities.
Author: Janice, WV
Usefulness Rating: 2.5 out of 5.
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