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#1 dacazo

Posted 03 June 2009 - 03:51 PM


My daughter was placed into a halo neck brace almost 3 weeks ago, and I desperately need some ideas for clothes for her to wear.  She is 9 years old and will be returning to school soon.  The brace is the type where there is a ring around the head and screws into the skull with rods coming down to a body brace.  She will be in this brace for almost a year due to her need to have multiple operations to stabilise her neck.

I live near Brisbane, but I would appreciate any websites, photos, patterns, proto-types etc or suggestions of dressmakers etc that i could utilise to either make or modify clothing for her. The only one I have found so far was based in the USA. Or even suggestions where I could buy cheaper shirts, jumpers etc that won't cost the earth so when I cut them up to modify them around a brace I am not taking out a second mortgage!

Hoping for some speedy replies!

Thanks heaps

ETA - I can sew reasonably well, just concerned about the time frame to make them Tounge1.gif

Edited by dacazo, 03 June 2009 - 03:55 PM.

#2 dacazo

Posted 03 June 2009 - 04:50 PM

Whoops  wub.gif  realised I added this topic in the wrong forum - but would be grateful to hear from anyone who has had to wear a halo fixation for a neck injury.


#3 s-m

Posted 15 June 2009 - 11:03 AM

Hi sorry I can't help with any clothing ideas but wanted to send my thoughts to your DD for her surgery and recoveries.


#4 ScubaJen

Posted 27 September 2009 - 11:58 PM

Hi there,

My mom is in a halo brace currently and I have been fixing her clothes for her.  I have been buying inexpensive sweatshirts & cutting and sewing them.

Have you found a place to get clothes for your daughter?

How old is your daughter and about what size clothing does she wear?

If I can help I would be happy to.

Good luck,


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