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 My First Kit: Under the Plates

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My First Kit: Under the Plates
« on: May 22, 2014, 09:55 PM »
One of the first things I did with my new flight suit was go through my closet and find a shirt that would fit over it, so that I could use as a template for my vest.  I couldn't think of a more fitting end to the one I chose:



I haven't started to make the flight suit CRL-worthy yet because I'm still planning things out.  Measure twice, cut once, right?  I'm going to go light armor, so that's why the vest is so short.  The marked line is my navel, and the vest extends about a centimeter below that.  The bottom of the ab plate should rest about a centimeter above the line, so 2 cm from the bottom of the vest.  The suit itself fits very well, not too tight anywhere, but until I can get some extra hands to take a full-body picture of me I can't see for sure.

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Re: My First Kit: Under the Plates
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2014, 06:49 PM »
I picked up some duck cloth for the kama and vest, so I decided to throw it together and see how it looked.  The kama cloth is literally draped over a belt right now, and twice as thick as I plan to have the final product (no idea where I came up with the figures I did, but at least I have enough cloth to make a spare!).  The "vest" is still the cut up shirt at this point, because I haven't started on the actual vest yet. 







This is a dry run, mostly just to see how much more I need to do to the suit.  Most of the stuff that I think would get me dinged by CRL are covered by the vest and kama.  The collar is going to go for sure, and the sleeves should look better when I have some gauntlets on.  I know the belt buckle needs to go, but that should be easily remedied by sliding it into the belt sleeve on the kama.  In fact, I'm going to need a bigger belt than what I currently have because that thing runs almost up to my navel.  I'm on the lookout for a real leather ammo belt, and I'll likely make a girth belt as well.  I am as yet undecided as to whether I want a part in the back of the kama.  With the amount of material I have, I could even make one with and one without, and see what I like best. 

By the way, if anybody needs duck cloth, Joann's seems to have theirs on sale right now.  I got the fabric for both vest and kama at about half price*  ;D

*Disclaimer: I am not employed by nor affiliated with Jo-Ann Fabrics

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Gar taab besuum, ni ven'ijaati gar'gai o'r an ner'nare.  Gar ru'ba'juri gar'ade jate.
Gar'gai ven'cuyi o'r ner'nare, draar digur'la.  Ni ven'ba'juri ner'ade jate.
Ni taab besuum, gar ven'ijaati ni'gai o'r an gar'nare.  Ni ru'ba'juri ner'ade jate.
Re: My First Kit: Under the Plates
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2014, 03:31 AM »
Looks good so far. you could always have a double thickness Kama ;) I have a two-tone one...the inside is a different colour o the outside.

Vest would want to be tighter than that shirt sits...though I daresay you knew that  :)

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Re: My First Kit: Under the Plates
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2014, 11:42 AM »
I'm already planning to make the kama 2 layers thick.  What you see there is 4 layers of duck cloth, and that I think is going to be a bit much xD

The reason the vest looks so loose is because the sides aren't sewn together, so it's being worn like a tiny little poncho right now.  The finished product will have the sides sewn together and will open in the back, with velcro to hold it closed.

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Gar taab besuum, ni ven'ijaati gar'gai o'r an ner'nare.  Gar ru'ba'juri gar'ade jate.
Gar'gai ven'cuyi o'r ner'nare, draar digur'la.  Ni ven'ba'juri ner'ade jate.
Ni taab besuum, gar ven'ijaati ni'gai o'r an gar'nare.  Ni ru'ba'juri ner'ade jate.

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Re: My First Kit: Under the Plates
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2014, 01:45 AM »
The flight suit and shirt you have over it look really baggy. Might have to look at bringing them in some.

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Re: My First Kit: Under the Plates
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2014, 11:26 AM »
The vest fit will be fine once I sew it.  The shirt fit snugly until I cut the sides below the armpits.  I will see about taking in the flight suit though.  I'm meeting with a friend who has better sewing skills than I do tomorrow (was going to be today, but she had to reschedule) so I'll have more to show then.  I was already pretty sure I would need to bring in the sleeves, but would you say I need to do the body too?

Curse my skinny shebs!

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Gar taab besuum, ni ven'ijaati gar'gai o'r an ner'nare.  Gar ru'ba'juri gar'ade jate.
Gar'gai ven'cuyi o'r ner'nare, draar digur'la.  Ni ven'ba'juri ner'ade jate.
Ni taab besuum, gar ven'ijaati ni'gai o'r an gar'nare.  Ni ru'ba'juri ner'ade jate.

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Re: My First Kit: Under the Plates
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2014, 05:56 PM »
It's a little hard to tell since you have the vest onover it. If you can throw a picture of you with out the vest and Jana up. I used to be a twig until I went into the military vod, so I know what it's like to have clothes be really baggy.

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Re: My First Kit: Under the Plates
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2014, 06:42 PM »
I won't be back at my house for another few hours.  I'll put up a picture if the lighting is good enough, but if not I'll have one up tomorrow.

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Gar taab besuum, ni ven'ijaati gar'gai o'r an ner'nare.  Gar ru'ba'juri gar'ade jate.
Gar'gai ven'cuyi o'r ner'nare, draar digur'la.  Ni ven'ba'juri ner'ade jate.
Ni taab besuum, gar ven'ijaati ni'gai o'r an gar'nare.  Ni ru'ba'juri ner'ade jate.

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Re: My First Kit: Under the Plates
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2014, 08:25 PM »
No big. I got lucky with my coveralls since they were fired just to me while in boot camp. ,

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Re: My First Kit: Under the Plates
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2014, 12:56 PM »
Two pictures in different poses.  As a side effect of enlisting my sister to take the pictures, you now have me in Full HD  :D




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Gar taab besuum, ni ven'ijaati gar'gai o'r an ner'nare.  Gar ru'ba'juri gar'ade jate.
Gar'gai ven'cuyi o'r ner'nare, draar digur'la.  Ni ven'ba'juri ner'ade jate.
Ni taab besuum, gar ven'ijaati ni'gai o'r an gar'nare.  Ni ru'ba'juri ner'ade jate.

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Re: My First Kit: Under the Plates
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2014, 05:45 PM »
I'll be watching this

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Re: My First Kit: Under the Plates
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2014, 09:12 PM »
The chest looks good. I'd say the sleeves are your only thing.

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Re: My First Kit: Under the Plates
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2014, 11:11 PM »
Today was a productive day.  I've taken in the sleeves about an inch at the wrists, and it tapers off to half an inch as it goes up my arm because the shoulders were too tight with a full inch all the way up my sleeve.  I took in the legs by about an inch as well, but if you guys think it's unnecessary I can undo that easily enough.  Front and back of my vest are cut out, and the kama is cut out and I've started to sew it together as well.  I left it at my friend's house so she can work on it a little more tonight (she's got a sewing machine and I don't, sadly).  Tomorrow I'll pay her another visit with some velcro, so I'll be able to add that to the vest.  We'll also figure out the shoulder bells then.  I'd prefer they have a bit more padding than the rest of the vest, but I'm not sure how to go about it yet.  What are some of your methods?  I was thinking a small bit of foam inside duck cloth.

EDIT:  So my friend has gone and injured herself on a broken mirror.  She's a di'kut, but she's my di'kut.  So, I won't be able to work on my soft parts until June 1st.  I'll include pictures and updates as soon as I get them.

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B.E.A.R.D.S. #103, QMU #026

Gar taab besuum, ni ven'ijaati gar'gai o'r an ner'nare.  Gar ru'ba'juri gar'ade jate.
Gar'gai ven'cuyi o'r ner'nare, draar digur'la.  Ni ven'ba'juri ner'ade jate.
Ni taab besuum, gar ven'ijaati ni'gai o'r an gar'nare.  Ni ru'ba'juri ner'ade jate.
Re: My First Kit: Under the Plates
« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2014, 01:23 PM »
Ouch...hope she heals up well!

My shoulders re  little padded with stitching vertically up the shoulder every inch or so across the width.

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Re: My First Kit: Under the Plates
« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2014, 10:31 AM »
That sucks. Hope everything turns out ok.

 


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