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Here is a project that I have been working on lately which is a Cobra hood style Ghillie, which was inspired by Dobey's Tactical Tailor Mamba suite Ghillie post. Due to living in south Florida it gets real hot during the summer so I wanted something that was light and breathable using mesh material for the base. Once I'm done sewing all the elastic band on front, back, sleeves, and hood I will dye everything OD green. Then at that point I will destring the burlap and dye it all diffrent colors.

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-Mesh fabric from local fabric store.
-Ritz Dye Light Green, Dark green, Brown, and Black.
-Paracord & Elastic band.
-14 inch Zipper
-3 yards of burlap

I hate to double post but I want to show some more photos in the next post.

I have a question for any one who has the recipe for OD green using Ritz dye? From what I read online its half dark green and tablespoon of brown. Does this sound about right?
 

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Update 1# Additional Photos

Here are some photos of the hood. (Image5,6,7)

Front panel which I will soon add the 14 inch zipper for easy removal. (Image2,8)

Finished Back panel also hemmed the bottom for a clean cut. (Image3,4)

Please look at the attachment file names for reference: Example Image5.jpeg...
 

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This is sick! Light weight, breathable and it works. Nice work fdkrew
 

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Squad Military camouflage Cargo pants Military uniform Camouflage

This is how I want it to look like.
 

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Thanks for the heads up. At this point I'm already past the point of return. I guess worst case I could always spray paint the fabric. As long it's a light green tint I will be satisfied.
 

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Here is another update which I have finished sewing up the arm sleeves. Kept the spacing every 2 inches going vertical and 4 inches going horizontal. Last piece of this cobra hood is the hood which I will try to find some time over this holiday break. Computer Personal computer Laptop Output device Space bar
Table Computer Personal computer Laptop Textile
 

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Another Update, more to come.

Update:

Finally had some time to finish sewing everything up and start dying. I flipped everything inside out and started sewing once side of the sleeves until i made it around to the other side. Then I attached the hood last. I did not want to let all that dye go to waste so I figure I would dye all my burlap in some different shades. I also need to buy more burlap I dont think I have enough. I want to dye some light browns and dark brown on my next dye batch followed by black.

You might need some polyester dyes as most mesh fabrics and elastics aren't made from natural fibers.

Looking tight so far!
Grande, I made the attempt to try dying it to see if it would stick and you where correct the dye did not dye well. Once I started washing it the dark green just washed out. I think I will order some polyester dye online some where.

Questions for you guys:
1.Are my colors to dark for my burlap? Current colors of interest are Dark greens, green, brown, dark brown, black and tan. Thinking of some lime green color.

2. Do you think that the ghillie base is to light?

Update: I placed an order on Amazon for some polyester dye called "Jacquard iDye Synthetic Polyester Fiber Fabric Dye Green & Brown". Once I receive this I will try again to get this ghillie to olive drab color. I plan on using mainly green with a small amount of brown to get close to OD (olive drab) color.
 

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iDye Poly for Polyester Fabric

Update:

Just received the polyester fabric dye just the other day called "iDye Poly" which I'm happy that I was finally able to dye the ghillie base green. I did hand wash the ghillie which took a lot of the bright green away as I did not want that coming off on my uniform when I sweet under the ghillie. I did not take after pictures, so you will have to wait until I start attaching burlap on next update.

I also purchased more burlap and dyed them different shades of brown. I took the lazy method of not de-string the burlap as my time was running out to finish dye everything. My pego wife and daughter where napping so could not take all day, had to use my time wisely. I'm also going to offload half of my burlap to my friend to help de-string the burlap to speed things up. I plan on giving some of my burlap to him and help with his ghillie jack as soon as I'm done making mine. I plan on just using a BDU and sew in a paracord square grid. At this point looking back, I think if I would took the route of just getting a BDU instead of creating a ghillie base from scratch. It is very time intensive project, but I'm positive the outcome would be worth it and I get to share my experience with you guys too.
 

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Had some granny panties colored mesh that I dyed with same brand dye as you used, turned out great. Also dipped some paintball face masks into that stuff and boiled them for a while, hello camo colors!
For educational purposes do you have a photo of that? LOL
 

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Quick Update:
I started to add tan and light green burlap strands. Was able to only finish front/back and hood. I still have two shades of browns and dark green. I will also add colored burlap strips towards the end. More to come... Merry Christmas ASF!

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Front:
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looks good, It just needs to be stomped in the dirt and left there for a few days.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays
 

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I also have not started on attaching burlap to the arms either. Should I do short or long strands on the arms? Scared I might get caught in ruff bushes.
 
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