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 Bowfanny Soft Parts wip

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Bowfanny Soft Parts wip
« on: Jun 11, 2014, 05:55 PM »
Technically I have been working on my soft parts for a couple of days now and so far I have the main part of my vest complete I just have to hem the bottom edge on the front and back and install my side strapping here's a picture

I used 1/2 inch upholstery foam for the ribbing on the neck seal portion. its made of duck cloth and I have a flap in the back so that I can put some Velcro in and open the neck up if I get too warm.
I am about one third of the way done with my flight-suit (I'm sewing it from scratch with the use of a modified scrubs pattern) and it will be a one piece suit with Velcro closure up the front middle because I don't want to have to worry about hiding zippers all that much. I may even throw a couple of snap buttons in there to hide the Velcro a bit better and for safety of not having to be concerned if the Velcro slips a little. Ive got a little ways to go on the suit to go I plan on tapering the legs a bit more than I have already and Im being gracious with my seam allowances as I am already using a one inch seam allowance on a lot of the suit itself due to picking up the wrong sized pattern but it gives me room to adjust where I need to have a bit more room and still have the suit fit at the same time.
Thanks for stopping by my wip. there are going to me more updates later on this week as far as my flightsuit goes as well as my other soft parts. again thanks for stopping by.

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Re: Bowfanny Soft Parts wip
« Reply #1 on: Jun 11, 2014, 09:58 PM »
Looks cool.  How does it fit?

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Re: Bowfanny Soft Parts wip
« Reply #2 on: Jun 12, 2014, 01:46 PM »
Looks cool.  How does it fit?
Right now it fits good I just have to put straps and hem the bottom then it will fit perfectly. I'll add a picture by next week.

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Re: Bowfanny Soft Parts wip
« Reply #3 on: Jun 15, 2014, 11:42 PM »
small update, I finished sewing my flight suit together. It is going to be a two piece instead of a one piece like I originally planned and I removed the neck seal from my vest and made a new one that is attached to the top of my flightsuits' collar instead of the regular collar. I still have to put my velcro on the flightsuit jacket as a fastener so that it will close properly. I need to add belt loops to my trouser portion of my suit so that I can keep them up and so that my plates dont pants me!  :o  ;D.... Ill take pictures once I get my fasteners installed.

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Re: Bowfanny Soft Parts wip
« Reply #4 on: Jun 19, 2014, 04:37 PM »
I Finally got someplace with my flight suit.... I made this suit from scratch and a set of scrubs patterns and had to modify the heck out of them before I was content with how they looked.




Mind these will have straps and armor to make them not so baggy all over the place and I will continue to adjust seams where I see that it is necessary for comforts sake. What do you think guys and gals?

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Re: Bowfanny Soft Parts wip
« Reply #5 on: Jul 01, 2014, 02:28 PM »
New update I completely remade my vest now it's blue and the sides are closed instead of being open with straps holding the sides together. I just have to install a flap to cover my back zipper then it will be ready to mount my grommets for my plates. This one is even more form fitting than the original one I made even though it was the same pattern. Pics will come a little later.

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Re: Bowfanny Soft Parts wip
« Reply #6 on: Jul 03, 2014, 05:30 PM »
Just for an update and because I'm silly here are some pictures of my new vest over my flight jacket.





Does anyone think the helmet is a bit much?! Lol it's not the helmet for my kit but it is one of the 20 or so pep helmets I've put together. Anyway the flight jacket is longer than the picture shows because it got bunched up under the vest but the vest is quite comfortable and snug fitting like if should be. I only have the flap over the zipper left to sew on for the vest and it is finished. Comments, concerns, Galactic pimp slaps for corrective action!?

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Re: Bowfanny Soft Parts wip
« Reply #7 on: Jul 15, 2014, 04:37 AM »
No big updates today, just plans of attack when it's time to do my girth belts I'm thinking I'll macramé some 5-50 cord then stitch it To a couple pieces of tow strap so it's not going all wonky.

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Re: Bowfanny Soft Parts wip
« Reply #8 on: Jul 15, 2014, 02:59 PM »
Looking good. :o
On a related not this makes me want to learn to make clothes.
Just make sure you can not see that the flightsuit is two pieces when you are done.
Coved the separation with a girthbelt or the like.

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Re: Bowfanny Soft Parts wip
« Reply #9 on: Jul 20, 2014, 05:53 PM »
awesome job, I gotta learn to sew  :D

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Re: Bowfanny Soft Parts wip
« Reply #10 on: Aug 22, 2014, 12:57 AM »
awesome job, I gotta learn to sew  :D
Learning to sew is the easy part, stopping is much harder.

In other news no real big updates on the soft bits with the exception of planning my pouches since I'm stingier than Scrooge McDuck... At least where my pouches are concerned anyhow. I am thinking I'll go with a reproduced canteen pouch style in black duck cloth with light blue trim around the edges and use the nylon strapping and plastic buckles for closures.  Below is one of my pouches in khaki with the blue trim. Again my kit pouches will be black with blue or I might even do green with blue but in duck cloth.



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Re: Bowfanny Soft Parts wip
« Reply #11 on: Aug 25, 2014, 05:28 AM »
Nice stuff vod ;)

the flight suit looks a bit baggy on the arms and legs ;) 

and personally I would stay away from Nylon strapping, I just think Leather looks better and more start wars.

Love the helmet ;) Mod it and use it ;) 

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Re: Bowfanny Soft Parts wip
« Reply #12 on: Sep 10, 2014, 09:41 PM »
Picked up the Kelly green Rit dye yesterday to color my girth belt. Now I just gotta get off my butt and make the darn thing! I'll be getting the sewing machine back out this weekend and doing my pouches and my girth. Then I have to figure out how to get my 3d printer to print my DL-44 blaster parts for my c96 Mauser airsoft pistol! And then my Mando-blade weapon... Fun times!!

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Re: Bowfanny Soft Parts wip
« Reply #13 on: Sep 15, 2014, 02:42 AM »
Started one of two girth belts today. This one is 5 purple strands a whole lotta blue then 5 more purple strands of rope. So far I've just ran three sections of stitching to hold them together. I'm going to stitch some faux leather strips onto it once I have a little more time this week/week after next since I'll be busy at Rose City Comicon this coming Saturday... Won't be going in kit as it's not finished but I am going to take tons of pictures of the Vod that are there as well as the other costumes! I might take my gaunts to wear just to look like a bad a$$ lol plus I just finished painting but not weathering so they might get some of that lived in weathering they haven't gotten yet!

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Re: Bowfanny Soft Parts wip
« Reply #14 on: Sep 23, 2014, 10:43 PM »
I'll be retiring the flight suit I made and in its place with be a purchased one in a darker green by Dickies brand as a single garment instead of two piece. Will update once it arrives... I just hope it fits.

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