Apr 3, 2012 at 8:51 am #1288238
I am making a cuben rain kilt. Does anyone have a suggestion on how a drawstring would install. I am new to MYOG and would appreciate any help/suggestions. Thank you.Apr 3, 2012 at 9:21 am #1863027
Read Jay Ham's article on MYOG stuff sacks and adapt his instructions for the drawstring channel in the stuff sack to your kilt project.
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I would assume that you just won't close up the bottom or sew up the side seam to create your kilt.
I hope that this helps.
NewtonApr 3, 2012 at 2:00 pm #1863170
Thank you Newton,
I do understand the channel and have made some stuff sacks.
My problem is that the kilt is not a tube but a wrap. Would I permanently tie off one side and then have the other side pull through an eyelet on the front secured with a line?
Thanks againApr 3, 2012 at 2:28 pm #1863182
Sew the kilt as though you did not have a drawstring, but with an extra 1 1/2" to 2" at the top. Once everything is sewn, mark where to add a grommet and add it. Fold over the top for a channel and sew. Use a bodkin and run a cord through the channel.Apr 3, 2012 at 3:17 pm #1863212
+1 for Michael's idea.
FWIW I did an image search and found this…
…the drawstring appears to exit in the front using a cord lock to maintain the adjustment. From what I see in the picture the over wrapped portion is secured with a length of velcro or omni tape.
Post pictures here when you are done. ;-)
NewtonApr 3, 2012 at 3:28 pm #1863221
Newton, you need to add a pocket to that thing. The pocket would need to be large enough to store gumbo recipes.
–B.G.–Apr 3, 2012 at 3:35 pm #1863224
That picture helped a lot. I think I can make something happen from this info. I will post pictures when I am done. Along with the rain jacket On am very close to finishing. I am getting kind of hooked on this MYOG thing.
Thank you allApr 3, 2012 at 5:30 pm #1863272
Basic training down here must have really made an impression on you Bob!
What I don't understand is where you developed this interest in Gumbo. S O S and water don't taste like any gumbo I ever ate! LOL
You must have sweet talked your way into a 3 day pass out at West End. ;-?
James please pardon our thread drift. ;-)Apr 3, 2012 at 6:52 pm #1863311
"Basic training down here must have really made an impression on you Bob!"
Not Basic. I was there for Advanced Infantry Training. Before then, I had no idea what gumbo was. Well, actually, I still don't know what's in it, except that the rattlesnake meat is always served separately. S O S is quite different. Everybody who ever served in the Army learned what it was.
–B.G.–Apr 3, 2012 at 7:06 pm #1863316
Brought yo'self down here Sha and we'll show you how it be done!
Roux first, den erytin else.
L O L
NewtonApr 3, 2012 at 7:49 pm #1863340
Newton, you've lived there for so long that your middle name is probably Boudreaux.
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