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 Raestin's Soft Parts W.I.P.

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Raestin's Soft Parts W.I.P.
« on: Sep 28, 2015, 09:40 AM »
I'm finally starting a soft parts WIP.  A few weeks ago, my wife Kebiin and I bought a sewing machine.  I *had* some old black military boots that I got from Ebay, but I've decided not to use them.  They were lined with some sort of sherpa and it was SUPER hot.

After lots of practice, I used charcoal grey duck cloth to finally completed a vest that I'm pretty proud of (as seen by the goofy grin).  It's nice and fitted.  It fastens with snaps on one side that are covered with a velcro flap so you don't see them. Should hold up to my pvc pipe plates really well.


In a few days I plan on ordering this flight suit from Amazon.  I've heard good things about them, just needs the pockets removed and it'll be good to go.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007EYXV9M/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=U0097H0A7A53&coliid=I75U637AHK3RN&psc=1

Here are the pouches that we plan to use.  I have some Fiebing's deglazer and some black leather dye.  Hoping they turn out good!



Well, that's it for now.  I'll update the thread soon!

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Re: Raestin's Soft Parts W.I.P.
« Reply #1 on: Oct 04, 2015, 09:16 PM »
Looking good, vod! Nicely done!

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Re: Raestin's Soft Parts W.I.P.
« Reply #2 on: Oct 22, 2015, 12:37 PM »
You did a great job on the vest.  It's certainly been fun pretending to know how to use a sewing machine.  :P 
And, btw....I like that "goofy" grin.   :D

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Re: Raestin's Soft Parts W.I.P.
« Reply #3 on: Nov 15, 2015, 10:39 PM »
This may seem like a small update, but honestly it was a big deal to me!  It felt so good to finally finish the vest!

I added the shoulder bells today using the TDH template.  Turned out great!



I'll be tailoring the flight suit this week also.  The legs need to be taken in a good bit.  I'll post some before and after pics in a few days.

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Re: Raestin's Soft Parts W.I.P.
« Reply #4 on: Nov 15, 2015, 10:57 PM »
Congrats, vod! Finishing any piece is a cause for celebration ;D

It looks real nice. Keep up the good work!

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Re: Raestin's Soft Parts W.I.P.
« Reply #5 on: Nov 16, 2015, 02:14 PM »
Got some goodies in today!! 

New girth belt from Sidi!!! She's selling orange now, so I had to have one since my kit will be orange, white & navy. It's pretty bright at the moment, but it'll be heavily weathered before it's all done.  :)



Also picked up some gently used Timberland boots from Ebay at a super sweet price.

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Re: Raestin's Soft Parts W.I.P.
« Reply #6 on: Nov 17, 2015, 09:57 AM »
Nice job Raestin! I like your flak vest and girth belt. Kandosii!

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Re: Raestin's Soft Parts W.I.P.
« Reply #7 on: Nov 19, 2015, 09:13 AM »
Finished my neck seal this morning!!  I used a black t-shirt for the skirting...it turned out a little sloppy, but it'll be under my flight suit, so I'm not stressing...  :P




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Re: Raestin's Soft Parts W.I.P.
« Reply #8 on: Nov 19, 2015, 09:25 AM »
Looks good ner'vod.  :) I haven't attached a skirt to mine, but I may. We'll see...

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Re: Raestin's Soft Parts W.I.P.
« Reply #9 on: Nov 19, 2015, 10:00 AM »
Nice work Raestin,

Your vest is looking realy good.  I didn't even try to make my vest, had my mom do it so I have no merit.

Keep up the good work.

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Re: Raestin's Soft Parts W.I.P.
« Reply #10 on: Nov 19, 2015, 10:31 AM »
I don't think the neck seal is sloppy.  Looks great, good work....especially for someone who learned to sew on YouTube! :P

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Re: Raestin's Soft Parts W.I.P.
« Reply #11 on: Nov 19, 2015, 10:37 AM »
I don't think the neck seal is sloppy.  Looks great, good work....especially for someone who learned to sew on YouTube! :P

This  :) I'm in the same boat vod. I'm still trying to find a time when my wife can show me how to use her sewing machine. :) I may start on my girth belt in the mean time.  ;D

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Re: Raestin's Soft Parts W.I.P.
« Reply #12 on: Nov 19, 2015, 10:49 AM »
I don't think the neck seal is sloppy.  Looks great, good work....especially for someone who learned to sew on YouTube! :P

Hehe.  Thanks!  I really love YouTube!!   I figured one of us better get good at using the sewing machine!!   ;)  :P

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Re: Raestin's Soft Parts W.I.P.
« Reply #13 on: Nov 19, 2015, 12:15 PM »
Looks great, especially for your first project!  Keep up the good work!

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Re: Raestin's Soft Parts W.I.P.
« Reply #14 on: Nov 19, 2015, 12:33 PM »
That neck suit looks good, is it stretchy? what's the bulging parts made from?

 


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