Self Drafted Insulated Puff Pants

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This project was actually finished a while ago, but I haven’t felt like posting it yet. These pants are part of series of items I’m hoping to complete in order to make a comfortable winter camping setup.

Anyways, these insulated pants were one of the more complicated components, and I’m glad to say I’ve made two pairs, one for me and one for my wife. We used them on a yurt trip this January and they proved to be crazy warm, sometimes too hot. Continue reading “Self Drafted Insulated Puff Pants”

New Bag Design for Small Item Organization

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This is a robust and durable zippered bag designed for small item organization like first aid kits, and travel. The shell material is 1000 D Cordura, and the inner lining is Tempo hook and loop fabric. This fabric adheres to Velcro, making the interior of the bag 100% customizable based on the users needs.

In this post I’ll run over the basic pattern that was created, as well as materials, and construction ordering. Continue reading “New Bag Design for Small Item Organization”

Modified Jalie 2679 Softshell

 

This is a modified Jalie 2679 soft-shell jacket made for my wife. I used the original pattern and added a hood, pocket covers, zipper cover, and a full lining. The 2679 is a very practical pattern that works well for fleece, soft-shell and hard-shell materials. To see the original post about making the unaltered pattern, go Here. Otherwise, continue reading to see the modified version.

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Puff Jacket Part 3

After thinking I may have ruined the whole project (See Part 2) by not allowing enough ease into the armholes, I decided I would rather go down trying than give up. Fortunately, I had discovered a good technique for sewing gussets when I drafted a pair of long underwear (HERE), and decided to give it a go in the armpits of the jacket. The gussets completely saved the project and allowed me to finish what will become a long lasting and warm jacket.

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