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 Vest Support - WIP

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HaylTheWidow


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Vest Support - WIP
« on: Dec 28, 2020, 08:03 PM »
First build post - yay!

Working on my very first kit and one of my design struggles has been balancing the desire for a predominantly black color palette with living on the butt crack of the sun (aka Phoenix, AZ).  Thankfully, 8 years of summer costuming at the renaissance festival have prepared me for this!

Instead of making a vest that relied on fabric layering for structure, I'm experimenting with something different. I used left over Kona cotton to make both an outer layer and a lining, but instead of any interfacing I am using boning for structure.
https://imgur.com/cQiakHx





My hope is that, like a renaissance corset, the boning will be strong enough to hold the weight of my armor plates while also reducing the amount of heat and bulk against my chest.

Will add more to this thread as the project continues!

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