Feb 23, 2009 at 5:36 pm #1234285
Patrick MatteBPL Member
@jpmatteLocale: N. Georgia
Can anyone recommend an available pattern for a shell,with full zipper and hood?
I've been looking and come up with everything but….Thank you in advance.
PatrickFeb 23, 2009 at 6:52 pm #1480199
Huzefa SiamwalaBPL Member
@huzefaFeb 28, 2009 at 5:35 pm #1481605
Isaiah LadermanBPL Member
I used Backpackinglight's shell pattern to make a jacket with a waterproof zipper out of eVENT. I also made chaps. The jacket is heavier than I'd like, due to the very stiff waterproof zipper. The chaps are shorter and simpler than most: just crotch-length tubes, with ties to hold them up to my belt. The chaps are really light and convenient, and I made the jacket long enough to cover them. Both are really compact.Feb 28, 2009 at 7:29 pm #1481630
Devin MontgomeryBPL Member
@dsmontgomeryLocale: one snowball away from big trouble
What truck did the eVent fall off of?Mar 1, 2009 at 7:02 am #1481690
@mountainhickLocale: Rocky mountains
Indeed, where can one get eVent for MYOG?Mar 3, 2009 at 2:52 pm #1482399
I recently completed making a windshell. I didn't want a hood – preferring a hat instead. I searched for a suitable pattern because I really wanted a raglan style sleeve, with a full zip front. In the end I found some free patterns at shelby.fi.
I was able to adapt their Vuokatti shirt for what I wanted. Their shirt was made in knit fabric, and I was using Pertex, so I went up a size from what I would normally wear and made a prototype first out of synthetic lining fabric – scraps I had leftover from making some other clothing. I added a full-length zip down the front. I made a couple of adjustments to the body shape, and was very happy with how it worked out.
I then embarked on the Pertex version, using my adapted pattern. The Pertex was really nice to sew with, making lovely crisp seams.
You can see my finished product at my blog:
It weighs 93 grams with its little stuff sac and 89 grams without. Very happy with the results.
I'd also like to thank Roger Caffin for sending me a pic of the Backpacking Light shell top that he designed (accessible only to subscribers) so I could evaluate whether it was what I wanted before subscribing. On this occasion it wasn't, but I am grateful to Roger for taking the time to send it to me.Mar 3, 2009 at 5:34 pm #1482450
@maynard76Locale: New England
That wind shirt looks sweet!Mar 3, 2009 at 6:08 pm #1482458
Nia SchmaldBPL Member
Nice job Yvette! I've also been looking for a raglan sleeve pattern to make a vapor barrier. I've been trying to figure out how to modify Roger's pattern, but this looks just about perfect. I just need to add pockets, a half zip and a hood, and learn to sew.Mar 3, 2009 at 9:37 pm #1482524
@rcaffinLocale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
since my pattern is anything but raglan, Yvette's approach is much better if raglan is what you want..
CheersMar 3, 2009 at 10:51 pm #1482534
I think this is a project I might be able to handle! SO far I have only sewn a baffled down quilt and a poncho tarp. I really want a simple windshirt and I think this is the ticket! You rock!
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