Let me just say this, you get better as you make more. B/c you get the hang of it, and you know what you like and need.
The 3/4" fish net was laid out for a rough cut to the jacket & pants dimensions.
You can use camo yarn, fishing line, dental floss, or military thread.
1. On the sides of the shirt, the netting should be cut about 1.5-2 inches out from the outside seams, to wrap around to the front.
2. On the front of the arms and shoulders, when you get done sewing the back part, flip the shirt over and cut the netting how i showed you in the diagram. This is to provide camo when you rise up.
3. On the pants, the netting should be cut 1.5-2 inches out from the outside seams, to wrap around to the front.
4. If you decide to keep the cargo pockets on the pants, refer to the daigram 6.
*cut the netting at the end of the pocket flap, and sew (red lines) like i have shown.
The hat, I use a boonie hat.
I cut a piece of netting like pictured in the diagram, and made sure it covered my shoulders (but not over my shoulders) and over where the netting starts at the jacket collar, hangs like 4" over that. (B/c you need it to overlap b/c of head movement, will cause the netting to rise and fall. You want it to overlap where you left off at the collar and shoulders at all times.) Or atleast make it so that the burlap hangs down over the points i just said.
Now when sewing the net to the hat, sew at the top perimeters, and every couple inches around the brim. Or just so the netting won't be moving around.
Sewing the netting was the most time consuming operation and the most boring. I sewed every square to the jacket & pants along the perimeters.
It's very important to keep in mind the 60/40 rule. 60% natural vegetation, 40% man made. A Ghillie should be sparsely covered with burlap for a couple of good reasons ....
1. You never know what your surroundings will look like.
2. Colors change with the seasons no matter where your at.
3. Sparsely covering your ghillie makes it smaller, more compact, & more mobile.
* Even though half the time its 60% man made, 40% natural vegetation...
You shouldn't just use jute or burlap. You combine them together, it add to the randomness.
Use anywhere from 4-12 strands when you tie it to the netting.
The main color of your ghillie suit will be the most dominant color in your area.
You should only use 3 colors, the rest is natural vegetation.
Try to mimic the area the best you can.
I have heard of people that tie torn up earth tone colored wash cloths every now and then on there ghillies. Canvas, mesh (which is very cool to mix in there), but nothing the shines or shines when it gets wet.
I've heard keep it simple, and i've heard make it as elaborate as you like.
If you dont have the time to tie the burlap/jute on outside in your area of use, then take pictures and bring back samples (leafs, sticks, different foliage). So you can die the burlap the right color, and tie the colored burlap on like they are in your area (pictures). Again mimic your area the best you possibly can.
Here are some places of interest to me, and have everything you need.
Great site, and they know what they are selling, I'd prefer you buy from them, if you need to buy anything.
Tactical Concealment Manufacturing Company
Out of these two below, just buy a kit or something. And make sure you can pick the colors if you buy a kit, dont buy the pre-selected ones. I dont know how great the colors match what they have shown on there website. I have never delt with them, but i've heard bad, and good comments about there colors.
It all comes down to, what colors are in your area. Don't get any colors that aren't!
If you have any questions about colors, PM me with a picture, or ask for my email, and i'll help you out. And questions on construction, just give me a PM.
But don't ask me how much it's gonna cost, b/c i think you can add and think for yourself.