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    Casey Cardwell
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    @niles

    Locale: On the Dirt in Oregon

    I've been meaning to do this for a long time now, but I finally got around to figuring out how to make a jacket. I bought a book on pattern making ("How to make sewing patterns"), made a sort of manikin, and went to town. Here's a picture of the jacket pattern put together with 1.9oz Silnylon.

    The Jacket

    And a close-up of the hood:

    The Hood

    The hood stores away into the collar, but it make the collar pretty bulky for such a thin jacket.

    This is just a test piece right now, because I'm thinking I'd like to make the final project out of some Supplex that I've got. Do you think supplex is a good choice for this pattern?

    For anyone who's interested, using a home-made manikin for creating and fitting your own patterns is awesome. Here's a picture of my manikin with a pullover I was making:

    Manikin

    It's just a t-shirt wrapped in duct tape and filled with fabric. To make one, simply get someone to wrap you in duct tape, cut the whole thing off, tape it back together, and then stuff it. Voila, an exact duplicate of you.

    Any advice on the jacket or ideas for the final project would be much appreciated.

    Thanks

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    David Gilbert
    Member

    @david0815

    hej,

    your jacket is looking really good for your first jacket project.

    IMO Silnylon isn´t an appropriate material for a jacket (aside SUL-rainsheds) because it´s not breathable.
    Supplex would be better (breathable), but not that waterproof.

    David

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