The "what have you made today" thread

Discussion in 'DIY & MYOG' started by Gadget, Jan 19, 2016.

  1. gamemaster84

    gamemaster84 Trail Blazer

    My first attempt on clothing :)

    Used the cheapest fleece I could find locally to see if the pattern works. Pretty pleased with the result. I'll have to change a few things on the pattern. My sleeves are a bit short, and the hem was very tiny while the pattern said 3cm.... Have to figure out what I did wrong ;)

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  2. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    Does the fleece have mechanical or elastane stretch?
  3. gamemaster84

    gamemaster84 Trail Blazer

    Mechanical I think. Its 100% polyester.

    It was €4/meter so I don't expect any remarkable performance :)
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  4. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    It just means it's easier to sew when you don't need stretch stitching. Working with elastane fabrics can be a nightmare.
  5. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Nicely done !
  6. gamemaster84

    gamemaster84 Trail Blazer

    I did use a small stretch stitch just in case. I've sewed spandex on backpacks and that's a pain indeed. Shifts all over the place. I found fabric tape to work.
    With this fleece I used a LOT of pins. Othwersise the top layer shifted.
    I used this pattern by the way
    https://wardrobebyme.com/products/fleece-jacket-sewing-pattern
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  7. gamemaster84

    gamemaster84 Trail Blazer

    Next in the agenda is an apex jacket like the torrid.
    Anyone did that before?
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  8. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    No, but I have one (in XXL) if you have any questions.
  9. gamemaster84

    gamemaster84 Trail Blazer

    Thanks! I might PM you if you don't mind.
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  10. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    Sure.
  11. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    You want a needle feed machine!

    Tempted to get some alpha and make a 120g/m nitro.
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  12. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    Very nicely done. Looks superb!
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  13. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    What pattern did you use?
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  14. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    :whistling::wink::D
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  15. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    :banghead::banghead::D

    Cheaper to buy a cheap fleece that fits and disassemble. Might buy some Alpha one I've rebuilt my new Overlocker.
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  16. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Prototype shoe/boot/trainer guard.
    All my previous trainer boots 355/370 and trainers have wide tongues (exposed tongue) where the lace edges don't pull anywhere near close enough to reduce damage to knitted mesh type tongues.
    These areas can hold water longer as they're not flexing as much as the rest of the shoe.
    Then there's the mud that can build up and trap in the edges...

    Another aspect is with waterproof and non waterproof tongues..
    This may apply if like me, you favour trail and sometimes waterproof gaiters.
    The run off from rain, puddles, wet fauna... Finds its way to the exposed tongue more than it does the less exposed sides...

    So....
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    I cut up an old pole sleeve, now I have a superior treadlite pole sleeve (cheers @paul) and made some gaiter extensions or splash/brush guards from it.
    These would only work where you have enough material recess to tuck the guard in.
    An added benefit could be it spreading the pressure of laces on the top of the foot, which is something I've experienced from time to time.
    The dcf I would like to use, needs to be slightly denser like 1.4oz. I think that anything thicker will take too long to find it's shape and possible impair the security of the foot due to sliding when the laces can't bite like they need to.
    Any road... I'm just spit balling, but think it's a good idea.
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    Be nice in a different shade like orange or lime green, but that's all I have at the minute. It feels lighter grade than say 1oz but has the benefit of being pre softened?
    Just need a suitable name before I patent it :D
    $hyt€ guard? Or ***** idea :biggrin:
  17. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    Tyvek would be more cost effective and breathable?
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  18. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    That's a thought... Not as gucci though lol
  19. gamemaster84

    gamemaster84 Trail Blazer

    Absolutely! I've been eyeing them for a while.. I might be tempted to buy one in the near future. I saw a jack a6f.... But hefty at 800€ ex vat...
  20. gamemaster84

    gamemaster84 Trail Blazer

    Somehow I don't get alerts by email all the time when some one posts in this or any other watched threads. Is it only me?
  21. SteG

    SteG Section Hiker

    Is it going to your spam mail sometimes perhaps?
  22. gamemaster84

    gamemaster84 Trail Blazer

    It's strange, when I reply to a thread then the first 2 replies I get notified. But after that it stops.
    And nothing in spam. It's not a big deal. I just have to check on more often :)
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  23. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Needle feed really helps with dissimilar fabrics as well, say a lightweight slippery fabric over spacer mesh, usually have to pin a lot and work from center out both sides but not with needle feed.
    Worth checking out the Bay.
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  24. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

    A whole heap of dross. Using my daughters clothes and light silk stuff dumped in the corner. French Seaming everything in sight so I can do some light fabric sewing. It's the bloody shiny side that's the devil isn't you lasses and lads! However the results are alright. The Rasant 125 spool was warmish.
  25. Myoggeek

    Myoggeek Summit Camper

    Yes, I have a pfaff 981 only can handle garment fabric. But sews, amazingly. It is built into an industrial table and weights 40kg, the motor is the same weight. So not very portable

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