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RFT Shirt/vest resources?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 5:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What do you guys do with the collar on the vest. I mean, I know you cut it off and re-stitch, but I'm talking about the part that comes down to the front...where there is a button hole. Any modifications, or you just leave it? My vest is an extra small and its still sitting a little big in that area.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You need to use a seam ripper to take off the collar and sleeves. I just folded down the neckline edge about half an inch and zig-zag stitched it down. Same for the armholes.

Because the BDUs are double-stitched, it will take a bit of time to these pieces off. One member of Sunrider used black bias tape around the edges to make it look more "crisp".

Here's a link to the tutorial where you can kind of see the neckline:
http://www.sunriderbase.com/RFT_tutorial/
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a problem with the top of my vest folding down and showing the inside of the vest... very cheap looking. So I folded them at angles and sewed them down a little for a nice look.

Speaking of which, 100% complete! Just need to get pics taken.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ya its all cut off, folded over and stitched. Guess I'll have to see how it looks when I get everything put together.

I just noticed the tutorial says: "Remove the flaps and buttons on the sides of the shirt as well as the buttons down the front."

What flaps on the sides? The ones that cover up the button holes?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The BDU shirts that Sunrider ordered had an ajustment strap on the side of each shirt. It's at waist-level on each side and sewn into the side seam.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another Noob question.

I've read somewhere that there is a 3-pockets and the lower back of the vest.

Is this extra or standard.

Thanks
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr. Bojangles wrote:
Another Noob question.

I've read somewhere that there is a 3-pockets and the lower back of the vest.

Is this extra or standard.

Thanks


From what I know of the Sunrider people, not everyone has them. Donna can correct me on this, but I think I'm one of two with them.

You can't see them that well in the screenshots, so if you don't wanna do them, I say don't do them.
I did because I like pockets Very Happy And mine are just the right size to stick a water bottle in.

I just used extra sleeve fabric. If you want pics LMK
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't care about the extra pockets, since I wouldn't be wanting put anything in them back there.

And since Donna was so graciously doing the vest and shirt mods for most of us, I didn't want to put her through the extra trouble.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well my XO had no problem making me go through the bottom pocket drill. Laughing

We had two people in Sunrider (Liz and Don) who wanted the lower edge pockets on the back. They are a little tricky to do, but like Lize stated I used one of the sleeve sections to make them.

It is not a requirement for the outfit. Heck, even the back center pocket isn't a requirment. Just for fun. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 5:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grey Jedi wrote:
The BDU shirts that Sunrider ordered had an ajustment strap on the side of each shirt. It's at waist-level on each side and sewn into the side seam.


Thanks for clarifying that!

As for the back pockets I'm planning on adding that feature made from the extra sleeves...even if nothing goes in them I like pockets!!!! Razz
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's what I did. I haven't used them and don't plan to. I found I can comfortable fit a bottle of water in the knee pocket of my pants Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I just used extra sleeve fabric. If you want pics LMK


Since I have that 2 "don't know what to do with the sleeves"........ so why not Laughing Laughing Laughing Yes, please - especially the measurements.

I do know that the top back pocket is from the one of the elbow patches. I can just undo the patch and sew it on the back.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's room for both pockets. The one made from the elbow patch goes higher up. The row of three pockes are attached to the bottom edge of the vest.

Here's a picture from the tutorial for the center back pocket:

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gandalfbmg wrote:
Those Dickie's chambray work shirts are what I used. Bought some Rit color remover as well (less than $1 a box) and soaked the things in it for about an hour to get the color closer to what the navy surplus shirts are...


So the Rit color remover worked? I'm gonna have to try it on my shirt...
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IndustrialSizeEd wrote:
gandalfbmg wrote:
Those Dickie's chambray work shirts are what I used. Bought some Rit color remover as well (less than $1 a box) and soaked the things in it for about an hour to get the color closer to what the navy surplus shirts are...


So the Rit color remover worked? I'm gonna have to try it on my shirt...

Yeah, it could probably be a little lighter still, but that'd just mean a second soaking in the stuff...
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