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”

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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Big Fabric Haul!

I was up in Boise ID and bought a whole ton of awesome sportswear fabric from Outdoor Wilderness Fabrics! I’ve purchased from OWF before, and they provide fabrics from Polartec, Thinsulate, Apex, Gore-Tex, etc. These are the same fabrics that are used in commercial sports clothing, and will never be found in any Joann’s or similar type shop. Shipping is usually expensive for the bulky items (like insulation) so I couldn’t miss an opportunity to get some while I was in town.

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