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 Flak Vest Pattern

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Flak Vest Pattern
« on: Jun 22, 2020, 03:21 PM »
Hello all, newbie here getting read to embark on her first Mando build!

Before I delve into the world of Sintra, I wanted to get my feet wet by creating a flak vest. I've been looking at the resources here on site for flak-vest patterns and found the tutorial to draft a pattern yourself. Now knowing myself, I wanted to see if there were any pre-made patterns that maybe could work. 

I was looking as the Simplicity 8480 pattern, which includes that V-neck vest, but also two high-neck options (bottom of the pattern). One is a bit short (mid drift) and the other is a bit longer. Do you think this could work? I'd like to craft my soft parts first!

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Re: Flak Vest Pattern
« Reply #1 on: Jun 22, 2020, 03:56 PM »
I'm no app team nor OM, but I'd say that going with your soft parts first is the way to go. I guess those pattern sre a good starting point for a mando vest!

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Re: Flak Vest Pattern
« Reply #2 on: Jun 22, 2020, 06:25 PM »
There are two really great resources I've been recommending.

Bowfanny's tutorial on using a shirt to help design your own pattern: http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=82321.0

Trashcanmando's tutorial on creating a really cool flak vest: https://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=190114.0

Re: Flak Vest Pattern
« Reply #3 on: Jun 23, 2020, 02:00 PM »
Thanks, the t-shirt method looks great! I know a lot of posts recommend using duck cloth. Do most quilt the fabric themselves or does anyone have recommendations on where to find it pre quilted?

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Re: Flak Vest Pattern
« Reply #4 on: Jun 23, 2020, 06:28 PM »
Joann's has quilted fabric that's different from duckcloth (like in the tutorial with the side fastening). I don't know of a way to quilt duckcloth, I'm sorry.

 


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