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I'm working on tanning some deer hides (and making videos about it. see below). Does anyone have a favorite pattern recommendation to sew a shirt? I know there are a lot online, but I thought I'd ask because I'm looking for something simple. I'm a beginner. Not into all the fringes and fancy stuff.



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Years ago, I was really into frontiersman rendezvous events and made a shirt by creating a pattern from scratch. It was more or less the one below. If I ever get a chance to get back into buckskinning, I think I would instead make something much more like the second picture. I'm inclined to practical usage these days rather than matching with any particular style.





As an aside, while I have no particular love of fringe, do be aware that it serves a purpose. These days it is mostly aesthetic, but in a working buckskin, it is actually doing a few things. The breaking up of the human form isn't useful outside of hunting, but the wicking away of moisture to aide in drying is another story entirely. Lots of extra surface area for drying it out after all.
 
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I found a pattern that I like on etsy.

It does include the fringe, but it's a simple thing to leave that off.

edit: I found it another place too, Crazy Crow Trading Post. They have a variety of mountain men patterns there.

 
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Dave Remmen wrote:I'm working on tanning some deer hides (and making videos about it. see below). Does anyone have a favorite pattern recommendation to sew a shirt? I know there are a lot online, but I thought I'd ask because I'm looking for something simple. I'm a beginner. Not into all the fringes and fancy stuff.



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I have only done the fleshing and tanning with the brain milkshake.  I haven't tried clothes but want to. I am no help here but I want to add that your video was hilarious. You're a true dork and it was great to watch. Good luck on your second soaking! Let us know how it turns out.
 
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D. Logan wrote: I think I would instead make something much more like the second picture.



D. Logan, thanks! Yeah that second picture is great. Definitely close to what I'm looking for :)

Joylynn, thanks. I'll check it out.

Jenny, I appreciate the kind words! Crossing my fingers that the tanning turns out well. So much work!


 
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Dave Remmen wrote:

D. Logan wrote: I think I would instead make something much more like the second picture.



D. Logan, thanks! Yeah that second picture is great. Definitely close to what I'm looking for :)



Making a shirt like that should be pretty simple. Find a cheap tee shirt or old one you don't care about any more and pull the seams out. Take the resulting pieces and either use them directly or make paper patterns using them and cut the buckskin accordingly. Just be careful to allow for the fact the material is going to be sewn differently and will stretch/react differently.

Whenever it gets released again, this might be of use to you as well. 2-Volume Buckskin Revolution
 
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