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 GardenGeek's soft part WIP

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Re: GardenGeek's soft part WIP
« Reply #15 on: Feb 26, 2016, 02:12 AM »
That is incredibly sweet of you! I didn't mean to make you feel bad either. Sorry. I always forget text lacks inflection, heh :-[

I'm planning on theater design as a major, and I did costumes for the drama program at my previous college, but it was Elizabethan wear that I specialized in (and those bodices are EXTREMELY flat), not mannequin-less princess seams. That's all. It's simply lack of experience. Hence my frustration with the silly pattern I have. LOL. And pattern drafting is tough working by yourself.

This ought to be very helpful. I've always worked best seeing the thing in front of me. This is pretty darn close! Thank you vod. I'll keep you apprised of my progress ;)

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Re: GardenGeek's soft part WIP
« Reply #16 on: Feb 26, 2016, 05:28 AM »
lol, that reads much like my guide to vests would. You've used the exact same pattern I do, and I also fit them by eye rather than measurement.

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Re: GardenGeek's soft part WIP
« Reply #17 on: Feb 26, 2016, 08:02 AM »
This is looking fantastic! I love your vest so much!

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Re: GardenGeek's soft part WIP
« Reply #18 on: Feb 28, 2016, 04:52 AM »

I'm planning on theater design as a major, and I did costumes for the drama program at my previous college, but it was Elizabethan wear that I specialized in (and those bodices are EXTREMELY flat), not mannequin-less princess seams. That's all. It's simply lack of experience. Hence my frustration with the silly pattern I have. LOL. And pattern drafting is tough working by yourself.

This ought to be very helpful. I've always worked best seeing the thing in front of me. This is pretty darn close! Thank you vod. I'll keep you apprised of my progress ;)

I hope it's helpful- I wish I could follow a pattern- and have the patience for really extensive costuming- but I like winging it too much, and I cut a lot of corners :p I like making it work any way I can, with what I have on hand.

lol, that reads much like my guide to vests would. You've used the exact same pattern I do, and I also fit them by eye rather than measurement.

It seems to make more sense to me :) My manaquin is set to my size, but nothing fits the same on Diane as it does on me so I spend a lot of time in front of the mirror accidentally poking myself with pins.  I'm glad someone else works the same way I do!

This is looking fantastic! I love your vest so much!
Thanks Corriban! This is the second time I've made it- the first time was a total wash so I cut it up to make this one :)

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Spending the weekend at my dads on the mainland (and going to an AP) and brought along some projects, including my belt- and managed to get my pouches almost done! I just need to get a decorative closure for them- and attach them to the belt. Going to pick up a alcohol ink set tomorrow to age my rivets as well.




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Re: GardenGeek's soft part WIP
« Reply #19 on: Mar 01, 2016, 09:17 PM »
Bias... iron in... Is that English? Just kidding, beautiful work and I love the recycled chair bit: classic. ;)

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Re: GardenGeek's soft part WIP
« Reply #20 on: Mar 02, 2016, 05:41 AM »
What cute little pouches!! I really like the metal hardware with the three big circles (the closure I assume?), and I was just wondering where you got it?

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Re: GardenGeek's soft part WIP
« Reply #21 on: Mar 02, 2016, 11:25 AM »
The closures are magnetic purse clasps- available at Michaels or Joanns in sets of two. I covered them with leather strips last night, and will have an ornamental closure overtop.  A fellow mando  riveted my pouches on last night too- I'm pretty excited to say my belt is 90% done :)


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What cute little pouches!! I really like the metal hardware with the three big circles (the closure I assume?), and I was just wondering where you got it?
Sorry I just read this again! I got the big metal closure with the circles at fabricland :) it just felt swarzy to me :)

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Re: GardenGeek's soft part WIP
« Reply #22 on: Mar 09, 2016, 04:59 PM »
Very, very WOW!  You do amazing work. I can't wait to see your kit in troop form.

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Re: GardenGeek's soft part WIP
« Reply #23 on: Mar 12, 2016, 01:31 PM »
Very, very WOW!  You do amazing work. I can't wait to see your kit in troop form.

Ditto!

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Re: GardenGeek's soft part WIP
« Reply #24 on: Mar 15, 2016, 03:14 PM »
Figure I better get in on this to watch for progress 8)

It's coming along amazing so far there, GG! I'm loving that belt! ;D I'm excited to see what's coming next!

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Re: GardenGeek's soft part WIP
« Reply #25 on: Mar 19, 2016, 03:45 PM »
Im trying to understand how you did your vest but i cant figure it out :( I dont really understand how you got the shape for the back part (like, the V?? that just looks neat) or really how you did the sides :') I wanna try to do mine like this

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Re: GardenGeek's soft part WIP
« Reply #26 on: Mar 19, 2016, 08:35 PM »
This is looking better and better vod! I did make sense of your vest instructions, and managed to follow half of it, but I ended up going with a sewn side back zipped one for now. The straps will be an upgraded vest.

I also stripped a chair... Yay leather. Dark brown rather than black, but free material is free! My neighbor was just throwing it out.

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Re: GardenGeek's soft part WIP
« Reply #27 on: Mar 19, 2016, 08:51 PM »
This is ridiculous. XD

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Re: GardenGeek's soft part WIP
« Reply #28 on: Mar 20, 2016, 12:19 PM »
Im trying to understand how you did your vest but i cant figure it out :( I dont really understand how you got the shape for the back part (like, the V?? that just looks neat) or really how you did the sides :') I wanna try to do mine like this

Let me sit down next week and write up a better tutorial than what I have there. With the yoke it was a last minute thing. What happened was that I made a vest last summer and I thought "I like this, but I can make it better" so I cut it and made alterations and came up with this one by altering my existing one it was finished and wearable but I wanted it to be better. I love yokes, so before putting the princess seams in the back (check out my hard parts thread if you want to see how useless doing all this fancy stuff underneath armour plates is. You can't see it underneath my backplate let alone the cape...sorry I digress)  I folded the vest back in half lengthways and cut the V in and used bias tape along the edge to really define it. After that I lay the cut portion on the floor and cut the princess seams in for the back.

I also stripped a chair... Yay leather. Dark brown rather than black, but free material is free! My neighbor was just throwing it out.

Can you imagine someone just throwing out all that perfectly good leather?!  I work next to a furniture thrift store and when they bring in a leather piece that is ripped or unsaleable they come and get me and I strip it for the leather. I just got the most amazing avacado/olive colour leather...I don't even know what I'll do with it!

 As for the sides- on my original vest I had the sides sewn together, one with a zipper. I figured doing it with clips would be cooler temperature wise, and much more adjustable. All I did was cut the sides open and use nylon webbing to hold the clips in.

Thanks everyone! Kama coming very very soon :)  No sleep till OM right?

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Re: GardenGeek's soft part WIP
« Reply #29 on: Mar 21, 2016, 01:15 PM »
Your soft parts are looking fantastic! I love the custom dye job and the salvaged leather belt. And everything. Just love everything! :)

The entire vest has medium iron in interfacing as well to provide some extra body too. I used bias tape for the edging-

Tis a good thing I took the time to read through everything. I've been worried that my vest fabric wouldn't be sturdy enough; I completely forgot about interfacing's existence. Thanks!

 


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