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 Vest Question

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Vest Question
« on: May 02, 2012, 04:45 PM »
I'm about to start working on my first vest.  I probably going to use pleather and I'll be following the tutorial from TDH: http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f20/flak-vest-tutorial-draft-your-own-pattern-9926/

Just curious, do use batting to make the vest thicker or whatever?


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Re: Vest Question
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2012, 05:00 PM »
If you're using pleather, I wouldn't use batting.  Pleather does not breathe at all adding more layers is going to cause you lots of heat issues.  I have a vinyl vest, one layer, and it's very hot as no air or moisture can get through it.  I usually have a giant wet spot on my flight suit from where my vest is when I'm done with an event.

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Re: Vest Question
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2012, 09:30 AM »
Thanks!  I hadn't thought of that issue.

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