The Ghillie Kit is something I recommend every ghillie suit user to do at least once. It gave me a real appreciation for how these suits are constructed. It came with enough netting to make the full length Ghillie Poncho, but I modified the plan and make a jacket and pants. The jacket was really the same as the tracker poncho and the remaining netting made the pants.
I really liked to be able to pick the colors that suit my terrain best. I used lots of tan, a little brown and some light olive and a little regular olive. The combination works great for the dry sage speckled foot hills to the badlands. It also works well in just about any grassy area, even under green grass is the dead dry grass from last year, so the tan blends nicely.
It took all of 6 hours to finish my ghillie suit. It probably would have taken a lot longer, but I recruited my brother to give me a hand. When I was done, I was very pleased with the color. I noticed that the Jute fibers in my kits have a much smoother texture than the fibers on my purchased suits. I used a small brass wire brush to “fluff” things up a bit. This helps to break up the human profile.
My improvised plan worked well but because I clearly am not a taylor, the fit is less than ideal. I can appreciate that there is some design that goes into the full purchased suits and the fit is much better. I did however get the exact color pattern I was looking for.
My impression, the Ghillie Suit Kit gives you exactly what it says. Assembly was really easy, though a bit tedious. If you require custom colors, this is probably the best way to get what you are looking for.