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    I know this was posted before, but I can not find where it was. Otherwise I wouldn't post again.


    How many buckskin hides does it take to make a buckskin dress?


    Also, is there anyone who would make one for me if I supplied the deer hides? And how much?????



    Thanks
    MTA
    I didn't do it, honestly. I have burned all the proof.

  • #2
    I've had a lot of folks call me lately to have one made... I could make one.. but I have not done one before... until I have made one either for myself or my kid or even a small version on a doll I would not volunteer to do this...
    Don't worry that it's not good enough for anyone else to hear... just sing, sing a song.sigpic

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    • #3
      Well, I made 2 northern tradish dresses for my daughters' graduation. I used 2 for each 'dress part'. One big one for the top, and one on each side of the sleeve for fringe, for a total of 5. The tops weren't big enough really. On the next one I do, I'll shoot for 4 and make the top out of canvas cuz, it was really too heavy and sweaty anyway. :p

      If you want a one piece dress, I would say 6 also if they're deer size. Maybe 5 if they're larger mule deer size or if you can get elk (or caribou??). Cuz the sides of the hides need to be trimmed and you're kinda tall. Taller than me anyway. ;)

      I could make you one but the way my backlog is, it would be about 2 years. Sorry:(
      ...it is what it is...

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      • #4
        Tell ya what. I can send you a pic of mine - show you what I did. And I still think I have the 'pattern' I made it with around here. I could send that to you. These dresses are very forgiving so unless you're a very large person, the one I made could work for med - large. But remenber, mines a Southern Buckksin. We only add beaded accents.

        Once you get started on it, after all the prep work of stretching..laying it out for the best possible fit, you'll do fine. It's a bit daunting the first time, but you'll do fine.

        And you can always add to it, like side tabs, drops in the front and back. Truly make it your own.

        That's when the fun starts. The beading, the ideas, the colors. I love that. (Pssst - don't tell anyone I hot glued the rosettes on..hahahah.)

        Cutting the long fringe can be tuff tho. I used an exacto knife and yard stick to get a good straight line. Lay it out on the floor.
        But on the bottom, just regular scissors about every 1/4 inch worked just fine. But buy some new sharp scissors - just for this project. You'll be gladyou did.

        One more cool tip I found just by chance, is the spray you can get at leather and boot stores for suede. It protects it and the dirt seems to just brush right off. and the water beads up too. So kinda waterproofs it and prtects it without any dis-coloration and damage. Just my new 'find'. Spray it first on your mocs or legginns and see what you think.

        If you need help, PM me. I can walk you through it. Or if it gets too much, I might be able do one for you. I'd need your ideas, measurements, drawings and style you want tho.

        I know you can do it. And you feel more spiritually good bout doing yourself - making it your own.

        Contact me of you have questions. and concerns. i'll try to help
        Oh - One more thing, go to eBay to see whatthey got. Look up brantain skins, or deerskins. See what you find there.
        Ho-la!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Owlkillerwoman
          That's when the fun starts. The beading, the ideas, the colors. I love that. (Pssst - don't tell anyone I hot glued the rosettes on..hahahah.)
          ROFLMAO.. I saw that!
          Don't worry that it's not good enough for anyone else to hear... just sing, sing a song.sigpic

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          • #6
            Iwould be making a Southern Style. I have lower 48 native in me :) That would be cool. Thank you so much for your help! I feel more confident now.


            Bear-Thought I dropped off the side of the earth eh? :) I am still here, just working like 6 days aweek and 60 hour a week. My boy Turned 9 MONTHS OLD YESTERDAY!!!!!!
            I didn't do it, honestly. I have burned all the proof.

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            • #7
              Ahhhh!!! Mine turns six next tuesday!!! you definitly have to let me know if and when you are coming to anchorage.. I want to kiss that kids cheeks!!! He's soooooooooo cute!! I hear you about the working. I finally got 24 hours off last saturday night to sunday for mom's day... I lost both of my staff and have been working 24/7 for 3 or 4 weeks now.... since april 14th anyhow. But I got this weekend off so i can give my baby a nice little bday party!
              Don't worry that it's not good enough for anyone else to hear... just sing, sing a song.sigpic

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