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Mandalorian Armor => Soft Parts => Topic started by: Ferahgo on Nov 05, 2014, 09:48 PM

Title: Want to make flight suit and vest (New Question 12/12)
Post by: Ferahgo on Nov 05, 2014, 09:48 PM
But I have no idea what material I should make it of?
Title: Re: Want to make flight suit and vest
Post by: Dun'merkin on Nov 06, 2014, 02:21 AM
Flightsuit - cotton twill.

Vest - duck cloth or leather

Those are the most popular options.
Any particular reason you want to make the flightsuit?
Title: Re: Want to make flight suit and vest
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Nov 06, 2014, 04:11 AM
I made my custom Mando flightsuit out of denim. I highly recommend it.

Any particular reason you want to make the flightsuit?

I can't answer for Ferahgo, but for me it was because I wanted a particular material with a particular weave. After wearing my Boba flightsuit, I found out that wearing an all denim garment feels amazing and now I can't wear anything else. It's jeans, but for my whole body.

(http://blog.imaginaryfrend.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/75332_1690323821770_1347965474_31700514_6718792_n1.jpg)

Title: Re: Want to make flight suit and vest
Post by: Kitala-Enby on Nov 06, 2014, 09:55 AM
I made my custom Mando flightsuit out of denim. I highly recommend it.

I can't answer for Ferahgo, but for me it was because I wanted a particular material with a particular weave. After wearing my Boba flightsuit, I found out that wearing an all denim garment feels amazing and now I can't wear anything else. It's jeans, but for my whole body.

(http://blog.imaginaryfrend.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/75332_1690323821770_1347965474_31700514_6718792_n1.jpg)

I originlly wanted to make a flack vest out of denim but was told this wouldn't be approvable. ae you telling me that it could be used?
Title: Re: Want to make flight suit and vest
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Nov 06, 2014, 12:16 PM
I guess it depends on how thick the denim is. I was talking about a flightsuit, but if you were to use a thicker denim or double layer it, I think denim could work for a vest.
Title: Re: Want to make flight suit and vest
Post by: Ferahgo on Nov 06, 2014, 07:03 PM
Flightsuit - cotton twill.

Vest - duck cloth or leather

Those are the most popular options.
Any particular reason you want to make the flightsuit?



I imagine it would be cheaper. Do you have an even cheaper suggestion, or is this the best way?
Title: Re: Want to make flight suit and vest
Post by: Dun'merkin on Nov 07, 2014, 07:12 AM


I imagine it would be cheaper. Do you have an even cheaper suggestion, or is this the best way?

No cheaper idea...i just think making a flightsuit seems a right pain in the shebs when a flightsuit or cover all is readily available from the internet unless you want something specific as mentioned above.
Title: Re: Want to make flight suit and vest
Post by: Kitala-Enby on Nov 11, 2014, 09:07 AM
I've been planning a scratch flight suit for a while. Just need the pattern drafting skills.


Ref can I see your denim flight suit? Would like to get a wee look :).
Title: Re: Want to make flight suit and vest
Post by: Ref Al'drann on Nov 11, 2014, 05:34 PM
Sure! Link to my thread (http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=56374.msg1098359#msg1098359)
Title: Re: Want to make flight suit and vest
Post by: Cin Vhe'rang on Nov 12, 2014, 10:31 PM


I imagine it would be cheaper. Do you have an even cheaper suggestion, or is this the best way?
Your imagination fails you.  It would be cheaper to pick up a used flight suit/ boiler suit at a thrift store or on eBay than to try and sew your own.  Depending on your size, you're looking at a good 3.5 or 4 yards of fabric, at least, not to mention the amount of time to draft templates, cutting and sewing, taking in here and there, etc...  Speaking of which, are you an accomplished seamster/ seamstress?  It doesn't sound like a properly tailored flight suit is something a novice could easily tackle.
Title: Re: Want to make flight suit and vest
Post by: Kitala-Enby on Nov 13, 2014, 09:11 AM
Sure! Link to my thread (http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=56374.msg1098359#msg1098359)

Cant see the pic of it new but the pic of it under your kit looks pretty good.
Title: Re: Want to make flight suit and vest
Post by: Ferahgo on Nov 13, 2014, 10:37 AM
Your imagination fails you.  It would be cheaper to pick up a used flight suit/ boiler suit at a thrift store or on eBay than to try and sew your own.  Depending on your size, you're looking at a good 3.5 or 4 yards of fabric, at least, not to mention the amount of time to draft templates, cutting and sewing, taking in here and there, etc...  Speaking of which, are you an accomplished seamster/ seamstress?  It doesn't sound like a properly tailored flight suit is something a novice could easily tackle.


I think that I might just go with scrubs. And as for your other question, I personally have no expertise with the sewing machine. My sister, however, can do wonders with it.
Title: Re: Want to make flight suit and vest
Post by: Ferahgo on Nov 24, 2014, 08:21 PM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Style-n-Craft-94-052-2-Inch-Wide-Work-Belt-in-Heavy-Top-Grain-Leather-New-/371168166125?pt=Tool_Boxes_Storage&hash=item566b58c0ed


Would this work for my belt?
Title: Re: Want to make flight suit and vest (Updated Belt Question)
Post by: Mavik on Nov 24, 2014, 08:48 PM
That is fine
Title: Re: Want to make flight suit and vest
Post by: Vraeden on Nov 25, 2014, 04:17 PM
I think that I might just go with scrubs.

Scrubs are the way to go, especially for troops where it is going to be warm.

I have a set of coveralls for when it's cold, but scrubs are light, inexpensive and you'll stay reasonably cool under them.
Title: Re: Want to make flight suit and vest (Updated Belt Question)
Post by: Ferahgo on Nov 26, 2014, 12:09 AM
That's a good idea. I will have a set of both coveralls and scrubs, depending on the weather. Thank for the idea, mate.
Title: Re: Want to make flight suit and vest (Updated Belt Question)
Post by: Ferahgo on Dec 12, 2014, 11:56 PM
Would these items be approvable?
#1 - Gloves - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Full-Finger-Gloves-Military-Tactical-Airsoft-Hunting-Assault-Combat-Cycling-M-/301128281889?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item461ca4ef21

#2 - Belt - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bianchi-Web-Pistol-Belt-ADJUSTIBLE-30-48-OD-Green-2-1-4-wide-/141499268261?pt=US_Holsters&hash=item20f2037ca5

#3 - Ammo Pouch - http://www.ebay.com/itm/6-ORIGINAL-MILITARY-SURPLUS-MOSIN-NAGANT-91-30-M44-LEATHER-AMMO-GEAR-POUCH-/301431298514?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item462eb499d2

Title: Re: Want to make flight suit and vest (New Question 12/12)
Post by: Jorad Werde on Dec 13, 2014, 12:18 AM
Yes, Yes, and Yes, respectively
Title: Re: Want to make flight suit and vest (Updated Belt Question)
Post by: Ra'lu Ger on Dec 31, 2014, 02:20 AM
Would these items be approvable?
#1 - Gloves - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Full-Finger-Gloves-Military-Tactical-Airsoft-Hunting-Assault-Combat-Cycling-M-/301128281889?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item461ca4ef21


Just a heads up, those gloves will stain your hands black every time you wear them. You can wash them 100 times and somehow the dye will still leach out when you sweat and stain your hands. It's kind of impressive in a way.
Title: Re: Want to make flight suit and vest (Updated Belt Question)
Post by: Ferahgo on Dec 31, 2014, 01:46 PM
Just a heads up, those gloves will stain your hands black every time you wear them. You can wash them 100 times and somehow the dye will still leach out when you sweat and stain your hands. It's kind of impressive in a way.

That sounds like a voice of experience. I take it you have had dealings? Anyhow, thanks for the advice, mate! I will keep that in mind.
Title: Re: Want to make flight suit and vest (New Question 12/12)
Post by: Ferahgo on Jan 29, 2015, 03:50 PM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Boiler-Suit-Overalls-Navy-Black-7oz-Mens-Coveralls-Mechanics-Workwear-College-/181615784722?_trksid=p2054897.l4275

Would this work for my flightsuit?
Title: Re: Want to make flight suit and vest (New Question 12/12)
Post by: Kitala-Enby on Jan 29, 2015, 04:02 PM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Boiler-Suit-Overalls-Navy-Black-7oz-Mens-Coveralls-Mechanics-Workwear-College-/181615784722?_trksid=p2054897.l4275

Would this work for my flightsuit?

Yes, That's nearly identical to what we used for Kai's flight suit. Nice and in expensive. You will need to remove pockets if you're not going to have a kama, and you'll need to tailor the legs in to fit a bit better. The way to do this is to turn the suit inside out, pin the legs, then walk about, crouch, sit, lie, etc. check that it's not too tight. Adjust as nessiserry then sewthe suit closed.
Title: Re: Want to make flight suit and vest (New Question 12/12)
Post by: Ferahgo on Jan 29, 2015, 04:17 PM
I will have a kama. And my sister is an accomplished seamstress, so I have no issue having it fitted.
Title: Re: Want to make flight suit and vest (New Question 12/12)
Post by: Ferahgo on Feb 18, 2015, 01:01 PM
http://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Arms-Gear-Tactical-Cartridge/dp/B005OYT440/ref=pd_sim_sg_5?ie=UTF8&refRID=0SD7E5KAWEMJH4AEHKV2

This work?
Title: Re: Want to make flight suit and vest (New Question 12/12)
Post by: Jorad Werde on Feb 18, 2015, 05:15 PM
Yes, that should be fine. 
Title: Re: Want to make flight suit and vest (New Question 12/12)
Post by: Ferahgo on Feb 20, 2015, 12:51 PM
Perfect. Thanks, vod
Title: Re: Want to make flight suit and vest (New Question 12/12)
Post by: Ferahgo on Feb 26, 2015, 02:15 PM
(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m124/senor_blanco/IMG_2669_zpsbemvbmw5.jpg) (http://s103.photobucket.com/user/senor_blanco/media/IMG_2669_zpsbemvbmw5.jpg.html)

My kama so far. Mostly done.