Sep 16, 2009 at 10:18 am #1239391
I am looking for a pattern to make rain suits. I haven't found what I am really wanting, full zipper w/hood jacket, velcro closure sleeves. Pants to match.
Anyone make their own rain suit?
And if you did, what material did you use?
Z.Sep 16, 2009 at 10:58 am #1528065Sep 17, 2009 at 7:30 am #1528273
Troy AmmonsBPL Member
Couple here you could probably use.Sep 17, 2009 at 7:59 am #1528284
@laufbursche-deLocale: Cologne/ Germany
Green pepper is an good idea.
I've used this one for a MYOG rainsuit.
Green peeper: GP134
It works very fine for me.
Here the results based on this pattern:
All the best
MateuszSep 17, 2009 at 8:49 am #1528300
Is 1.3 oz silnylon any good for a rain suit? Does it soak through in a rain suit? Since it doesn't breath, does making the suit loose for ventilation work?
What are the options for UL water proof breathable fabric for MYOG these days?
Other [free] options for patterns would be Roger Caffins articles here on BPL on shell top and trousers (go to articles, MYOG).
To add a hood to the top look at:
http://thru-hiker.com/projects/hood_pattern.phpSep 17, 2009 at 9:14 am #1528309
Walter great questions…..
I too wonder what would be the "best choice" material to make the rain suit.
I just started a 9 week sewing class, so I can learn the procedures of using a sewing machine and I want to make rains suits for the family.
So, any and all assistance here would be well appreciated.
Z.Sep 17, 2009 at 9:50 am #1528318
Tom, if you're going to be making rain suits for the whole family, separate patterns for each person gets expensive. Some patterns are printed with all sizes on one paper pattern. Buy these, cut out the biggest pattern and transfer to cheap cloth or paper, then cut out next smallest, etc.
Another source is clothing that you have that's worn out; disassemble it and use as a pattern.Sep 17, 2009 at 10:00 am #1528325
I haven't ordered the pattern yet, but will soon. One of my sons is same size as I am, so that helps. It is the younger boy that will be tough, since he will out grow the suit in short order.
For my wife and I, I thought I would make individual patterens to keep, and re-use if the suits wear out or need alterations.
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