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 Ghillie Kama and Capelet WIP

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Ghillie Kama and Capelet WIP
« on: Mar 30, 2019, 09:20 AM »
Heya folks!

I'm building a urban warfare scout, and whilst a full cape or cloak isn't really appropriate but very thematic, a disruptive one might be.

I've got a length of grey hessian on order for my girthbelt/sash, and I should have enough to start either the semi-Kama or capelet. The capelet would come no further forward than half way between my outer shoulder and center line.

Strips are shown here as examples, not the full coverage ;)



The plan is to do a medium density of tattered and stained grey and brown strips, layered, to create a disruptive/distracting pattern. It's mainly for dashing between cover, and to help blend away from aerial surveillance.

Example of high density browns and greens:



It might take a while, but it should be fun!

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Re: Ghillie Kama and Capelet WIP
« Reply #1 on: Mar 30, 2019, 09:24 AM »
Ooo i like the sound of this.

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Re: Ghillie Kama and Capelet WIP
« Reply #2 on: Apr 07, 2019, 07:45 PM »
Hola!

First steps made. Kama was measured and cut. One single piece three sides stitched like a pillowcase then turned inside out.




Then all the edges were steam pressed within an inch of their life.



And now I'm starting to stain the first set of strips. Here's where I think the quality issue might come in, as I wont be stopping these from fraying (and that's deliberate).  The edges will get gradually worse as i weather them, and will give a real feel to the aging process.








Edit 1: Adding pictures!

Edit 2:

Here we have a clean piece, laying under that is the tea and coffee stained kama, on top is a (separately stained) tea stained set of strips, and a coffee stained set of strips.

This is to give an example of the discolouration away from the shade that'll be on the girth sash.



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Edit 3

Some example photos with 1/2 width, 2 rows.






Verbose and any opinions welcome at this point!

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Edit 4

I noticed that the hessian threads are thin enough to go through one of the needles i have, so I've switched to using them (as I've been shedding!) rather than cotton thread as shown below.



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« Last Edit: Apr 09, 2019, 05:42 AM by Jhonus6598 » Logged
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Re: Ghillie Kama and Capelet WIP
« Reply #3 on: Apr 09, 2019, 04:06 PM »
Thoughts and opinions please folks! I'm halfway through this and would like to know if its heading down an approval route.


Video of me swishing in the kitchen!
https://youtu.be/D5OaL0HiM1A







The shortness you are seeing toward the top middle, is the top layer hanging toward the left due to the curvature of the underlying material (over my butt). This would be mitigated by having the full Kama covered in strips.

Thoughts and opinions folks? Please dont just view and go!

« Last Edit: Apr 10, 2019, 01:32 PM by Jhonus6598 » Logged
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Re: Ghillie Kama and Capelet WIP
« Reply #4 on: Mar 07, 2021, 06:17 PM »
Are you still working on this. I love the concept. Even more I love the belt. did you make it?

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Re: Ghillie Kama and Capelet WIP
« Reply #5 on: Mar 22, 2021, 04:24 PM »
My build went on pause for a long time (PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, closed my business, struggled for work).

At the moment it's still on pause (it has been fully stitched however).

Im still weighing up wether to use it, as I've also done an alternate sash:

When I'm fully moved into my new place I'll pick up the option again!

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Re: Ghillie Kama and Capelet WIP
« Reply #6 on: Mar 22, 2021, 10:14 PM »
Hope you're doing better, vod. Keep fighting the good fight, build is looking great  :like:

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Re: Ghillie Kama and Capelet WIP
« Reply #7 on: Mar 25, 2021, 06:04 AM »
Hope you're doing better, vod. Keep fighting the good fight, build is looking great  :like:

If I'm still moving, I'm still fighting Vod!

Below you'll find two composite images, and the reason why the Kama is slanted...





It would need some poppers to locate it to the belt rig, and stop the drop over the butt (the exposed unadorned section below the belt at the rear).

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Re: Ghillie Kama and Capelet WIP
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2021, 06:21 AM »
Currently talking to the Ruus'alors about quality on the kama. There is concern that the strips won't ensure and that I need a fray seam on each strip.

Im clarifying if I need 1 on the short edge opposing the anchor or if I need 3 (one on each unsecured side).









Snaps from a recent soft fittings aesthetic test. Loincloth is basic concept only. Kama is secured to girth sash. Cloth is seperate to belt.




Kama/sash is secured by ties, and will be upgraded with locating buttons when I surrender to stitching button holes.

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