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 Vests and Weight Flux - Help!

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Re: Vests and Weight Flux - Help!
« Reply #15 on: Feb 08, 2022, 05:58 PM »
Thank you! I made the pattern myself, using a sloper that I drafted of my torso.  I have a 34i bust, so finding patterns that fit across the bust, and under the arms, and in the waist, and also deal with weight fluctuations felt impossible.

Whatís really neat about slopers is that once you have that, you can move the darts around on it and use it for so many different types of garments. I used it to make a bo Katan chest plate, and my current modern style plates as well.



https://youtu.be/Ck2EhdeheLk here is a tutorial for making a sloper if you want to take a look! It is really not as hard as it seems, and Iím available if you have questions 🙂

Seconded as well since my first vest is a sloper style as well, and I am planning another kit with the same method. You can also modify it with straps or any side attachment method that catches your fancy.

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Re: Vests and Weight Flux - Help!
« Reply #16 on: Feb 08, 2022, 06:10 PM »
Iím using it strictly to show an example of side strapping for the purpose of adjusting the size of a vest, which is what she asked for. Thatís also why I only showed the side view, not the entire vest. That same style of strapping set up can be applied to a custom vest to fit a woman.

Tramp, buddy, I know your trying to be helpful. However your constant use of bold words gives the impression you are talking down to the members here. Please refrain from using them unless that is your intent.

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Re: Vests and Weight Flux - Help!
« Reply #17 on: Feb 08, 2022, 08:56 PM »
Thank you! I made the pattern myself, using a sloper that I drafted of my torso.  I have a 34i bust, so finding patterns that fit across the bust, and under the arms, and in the waist, and also deal with weight fluctuations felt impossible.

Whatís really neat about slopers is that once you have that, you can move the darts around on it and use it for so many different types of garments. I used it to make a bo Katan chest plate, and my current modern style plates as well.



This is really neat. I have been sewing for over 20 years (yikes!) and this is something I never knew about. I have made vests and shirts from cutting up and draping on my dress form, but this is whole new territory for me. I just went rummaging in my basement and found my duck cloth as well as the pink for the rest of my soft parts. Thanks for this! I am going to look at doing it! (not just for Mando stuff, but for shirts as well)

https://youtu.be/Ck2EhdeheLk here is a tutorial for making a sloper if you want to take a look! It is really not as hard as it seems, and Iím available if you have questions 🙂

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Re: Vests and Weight Flux - Help!
« Reply #18 on: Feb 09, 2022, 01:02 AM »
Iím so glad you want to give it a try!  Itís scary when you realize how long  youíve been sewing hey?   I found out about slopers when I picked up a copy of Pattern Magic, an absolute breathtaking book on what you can do with patterns and slopers. It blew my mind that you can do so much, utilizing just a sloper and your imagination. 

Iím looking forward to seeing what you make for your vest, and Iím doubly looking forward to you getting your stripes 🙂

Re: Vests and Weight Flux - Help!
« Reply #19 on: Feb 09, 2022, 09:14 AM »
Iím so glad you want to give it a try!  Itís scary when you realize how long  youíve been sewing hey?   I found out about slopers when I picked up a copy of Pattern Magic, an absolute breathtaking book on what you can do with patterns and slopers. It blew my mind that you can do so much, utilizing just a sloper and your imagination. 

Iím looking forward to seeing what you make for your vest, and Iím doubly looking forward to you getting your stripes 🙂

I am pretty much self taught and my Mom just got tired of making my halloween costumes when I was about 11. Started with Costumes, now make my own clothes (mostly vintage repro). My first vest was black/grey 100% reversible and it was awesome. Except for I forgot to add in seam allowances thus it came out too small. Had I just laced it or strapped it instead of using industrial velcro I would have been fine.

Thanks for this info! I am going to look into it today.

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Re: Vests and Weight Flux - Help!
« Reply #20 on: Feb 09, 2022, 11:38 AM »
I am pretty much self taught and my Mom just got tired of making my halloween costumes when I was about 11. Started with Costumes, now make my own clothes (mostly vintage repro). My first vest was black/grey 100% reversible and it was awesome. Except for I forgot to add in seam allowances thus it came out too small. Had I just laced it or strapped it instead of using industrial velcro I would have been fine.

Thanks for this info! I am going to look into it today.


Do you still have it?  Why not open up the side seams and add some straps then see how it fits?

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Re: Vests and Weight Flux - Help!
« Reply #21 on: Feb 10, 2022, 08:52 AM »


Do you still have it?  Why not open up the side seams and add some straps then see how it fits?

Because I am about 30 lbs heavier now and I gave it away in 2015 to a girl in our clan. It was a little big on her, but she grew into it just fine.

I started my kit back in 2014 so I could have it for Celebration 7. I worked on it off and on over the years, but never had the heart to finish it till recently when I had event FOMO.

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Re: Vests and Weight Flux - Help!
« Reply #22 on: Feb 10, 2022, 07:25 PM »
I understand about the weight fluctuation, itís happened to me a few times, especially over covid.

I did make an adjustable vest :) With my vest I made it to my current size and shape, and then added in buckles on the sides to make it adjustable. To get in and out I made it open at the shoulder so I wouldnít have to remove any of the chest or back armour. 





I attached the webbing not to the edge, but into the centre panel of my vest which allows me to really cinch it in as needed.

woa this vest is amazing!! great job desiging and sewing it!

Re: Vests and Weight Flux - Help!
« Reply #23 on: Feb 27, 2022, 11:06 AM »
I am still working on the sloper, but what about this corset style belt for the girth belt? This has a little more shape to it and will lace up the back to hide under my cape.


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Re: Vests and Weight Flux - Help!
« Reply #24 on: Mar 09, 2022, 02:17 AM »
I like it!  Itís a clever solution for your girth belt.

 


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