Our English equestrian tea party birthday was full of all sorts of fun riding details, and the birthday girl even got into the fashion of it with a pair of custom jodhpurs (riding pants) that matched the party perfectly.
The patches on official jodhpurs are meant to provide extra reinforcement and padding on the inner leg, where riders exert pressure and rub against the horse. For our party, we adopted the style and look, but made our own pair of jodhpurs to perfectly match the rest of the party.
Materials for Making English Equestrian Style Jodhpur Pants:
- pair of inexpensive leggings
- fabric of your choice
- scissors or rotary cutter and mat
- fusible iron on webbing
Start by ironing the fusible webbing on the back (wrong) side of your fabric. Cut out symmetrical patches for the inside of the pant leg. The patches should look a lot like the basic shape of an iron, and I actually used my iron as my guide for cutting these! I did trim the sides in a bit, but the basic shape came from my traced iron.
Peel off the paper backing from the fusible webbing, and iron on to the inside seam of the leggings or slim pants.
And that's it! Instant equestrian style! Told you it was easy.