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Medieval Horse Costume Pattern (With Rump Cover)
Medieval Horse Costume Pattern (With Rump Cover)

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Product Code: 9130

Description Fitting, fabric yardage, and notions
#9130: This costume pattern consists of a rump cover (similar to a quarter sheet), a chest piece, and rein covers. Three different trim options are given: a plain edge, an irregular angled edge, and a boxed edge. The rump cover goes over the saddle pad and under the saddle. The chest piece ties to the D-rings on the saddle. The rein covers slip over the reins. The costume is not meant to be used for vigorous or heavy-duty riding, such as jousting, nor is it necessarily historically accurate or authentic. The pattern can be a starting point for such uses, but the modifications then required are the responsibility of the costume maker.

Templates for thirteen different heraldic symbols are included: crown, medieval cross, castle, shield, dragon, leaf, crescent moon, cinqfoil, bee, bird, fleur de lis, axe, and arrow. These can be used as appliques or the designs can be applied using fabric paint.

The rump cover will fit horses with blanket sizes of roughly 60 to 84. The chest piece comes in one size only and will need to be reduced in size for smaller horses and ponies.

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Photo(s) of sewn item
For Dukat's costume we used fabrics from the bargain table at Jo-Ann Fabrics- a lilac cotton twill and a silvery fabric of unknown content. The edges of the crown appliques were turned under 1/4" and the appliques were then simply edgestitched to the rear corners of the rump cover. This costume is the boxed edge version.

Conan is wearing a trial costume, which is not exactly like the finished pattern, though it is similar to the irregular angled edge version. It was cobbled together from scraps of green cotton duck and another unidentified green fabric found on the bargain table at Jo-Ann's. The trim is blanket binding, which in our opinion did not work well at all since it had to be cut and folded in awkward ways to get around the angles. The crown appliques were cut from some old yellow Ultrex and since Ultrex doesn't ravel, we just stitched around the cut edges.