Real horses need a lot of care. They wear special coats called Blankets and Leg Wraps to protect and warm their delicate legs. This pattern by Dollhouse Designs will create realistic looking (and great fitting) horsey apparel for your 20" Adult & 13" Foal (Baby) toy horses made by: American Girl®, Our Generation® and My Life®.
These sew up quickly in lightweight denim, cottons, wool, flannel, or other types of woven fabrics. Equines are also known to love dressing up occasionally in special finery, so lace, jewels, and silk flowers may be added to a young heart’s content.
This PDF sewing pattern includes accessories in 5 sizes to fit 3 major brands of toy horses (American Girl® - Our Generation® & My Life®). The leg wraps are shaped specifically for front and back legs. The blankets feature a strap closure underneath the horse's belly. There are a variety of ways shown to make your creation unique.
Recommended Fabrics: Woven fabric or large remnant- Cotton, Eyelet, Lightweight Denim & Chambray, Flannel, Quilters, etc. plus Lining Fabric for some views
Blanket – 20” Horse -1/3 yard Woven fabric or large remnant- Cotton, Eyelet, Lightweight Denim & Chambray, Flannel, Quilters, etc.
Blanket – 13” Foal -1/4 yard or Remnant of fabrics listed above
Leg Wraps – Remnant of Woven fabric
Lining – 1/3 yard or Remnant of very lightweight silky lining fabric or lightweight cotton
Bias Tape or Trim – Blanket - 2 yards for full size 20” horses; 1 ½ yards for 13” horses
Closures - As desired. I recommend thin, non- snagging hook and loop tape
Ribbon, Embroidered Ribbon, Lace, Gathered Trims, etc. as desired for embellishment
Skill Level: Easy
What You Get: One 38 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions and full size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.Download, Print, Sew!
Instructions were easy to follow, pictures aided completion I made 2 in time for Christmas, granddaughter thrilled
Reasonable price, excellent directions, but...39 pages! YIKES! I have to admit that although I think Pixie Faire has some lovely patterns, the amount of paper and ink needed to print one is over the top! In this case, the pattern included pieces for both 18" and 13" horses. (It only states 18" horse in the title and that is the size I needed) I actually found the basic horse blanket pattern for free, 2 pages to print, but I needed a pattern for the foal, so I took a deep breathe ((I've bought from them before) and went with Pixie Faire. There is a lot of information I won't use besides the 13" pattern. How to do this variation and that variation, etc. I appreciate the fact that they are so detailed for a beginner, but perhaps they can offer an option for advanced sewers. As I said, the patterns are great, but I have created some clothes by just getting ideas from the pictures and a basic pattern of my own. They have a wonderful staff if you have questions!
Never thought I'd need this pattern, but found a charity request slip for an Our Generation horse for Christmas. And even s horse needs clothes! The pattern was super easy and made a practical garment with finished seams. I used prequilted Christmas-y fabric for a winter blanket, and Daisy cotton for summer. I didn't have time to make the leg warmers. The pattern makers did a good job.