I've unofficially been asked to make a coworker a dog harness for her Akita. I don't know what style she wants or have many details yet.
I've never made a dog harness before so, as far as that's concerned I'd like to ask the more experienced on here what measurements I need and how to go about a pattern for it.
As for the leather, I don't have anything suitable for a harness at the moment and will have to order it. I also can't afford to order a whole side or something just for this harness. I'm fairly certain just the cost of ordering the leather will put her off the prospect. But, in the chance she is willing to front cost, what do I use?
I'm between English bridle and latigo. I've used neither of them but am a little familiar with their properties. Does anyone know a reasonably priced latigo or bridle leather? I saw the sipici brand on Maverick's website and am curious.
Finally, I'd hate to have a heavy leather lying around and not be able to use it after this. Would a lighter weight leather laminated together for the harness straps be a good alternative?
Believe me, if I had it my way I'd order a wickett and Craig side right now haha. Thanks in advance!