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HOW IS SEWING RIDING CLOTHES DIFFERENT FROM SEWING "REGULAR" CLOTHES?

It's not the sewing - it's the fitting. Many of today's fashions are loose-fitting and nonconstructed. Most riding apparel, especially show apparel, is close-fitting and has very rigid requirements for sleeve length, hem length, etc. Many of our patterns recommend making a test garment first. This is especially important if the garment is being sewn by someone who is not knowledgeable about riding apparel. Your best bet is to borrow the same garment in ready-to-wear to show to the seamstress. So whether you're doing the sewing or not, expect to spend some extra time getting the fit right.