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    Nov 23, 2007, 12:24 PM - $20$ flight suit !! biglots find #1

    while checking out biglots lastnite, i saw a rack of coveralls and low-and-behold they had whilte ones!! $20 on sale for $15!!

    and with very little alterations i think will make a great match!! im gonna take off the front breast pockets, and the back pockets as well. ALSO save the back pockets becasue WOF shin pocket templates fit perfect!! so why not use that material!!

    so with about $4-6 bucks worth of material to make the thigh pockets and some dye. cutting up the sleeves to make them proper..a few hrs of time and it will be a good boba flight suit for $25 !!! cant beat that! heres a couple pics of the suit.... hope this find helps some ppl out!!

    ~shawn
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    Nov 23, 2007, 5:04 PM - Re: $20$ flight suit !! biglots find #2

    Ahh, the good ol days when they were pick 'n' save, I'll miss that.

    Bloody good find mate!!!!

    I wish all biglots were the same with products...
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    Nov 24, 2007, 2:07 PM - Re: $20$ flight suit !! biglots find #3

    Which Big Lots did you find that at? I'm also in Michigan. Did they have more???
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    Nov 24, 2007, 9:02 PM - Re: $20$ flight suit !! biglots find #4

    i'm also in this frozen state, i'll be checking out the lansing store, thanks.
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    Nov 24, 2007, 9:27 PM - Re: $20$ flight suit !! biglots find #5

    i found them at the store on vandyke (m-53) and N of 23. they had about 10 white ones left on thursday
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    Nov 25, 2007, 5:51 PM - Re: $20$ flight suit !! biglots find #6

    I was able to score a few of these today. That's for the tip! I thimk they fit quite baggy though. I got the 46 LG, and height wise, it's great. The legs are really baggy, as is the body. I bought a couple, so I may rip the stitches up both sides, and take it in an inch or two on each side. I don't want it snug, but I'd like the legs to taper a bit more.

    Any one else have any better suggestions for modding and off the shelf jumpsuit?
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    Nov 25, 2007, 6:24 PM - Re: $20$ flight suit !! biglots find #7

    Quote loveless said: View Post
    Ahh, the good ol days when they were pick 'n' save, I'll miss that.

    Bloody good find mate!!!!

    I wish all biglots were the same with products...
    I too wish all big lots were the same. No stock at mine
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    Dec 12, 2007, 8:20 PM - Re: $20$ flight suit !! biglots find #8

    jluck,

    Have you made any progress modding your jumpsuit? I've been trying different things to improve the fit. What seems to be working was turning the whole thing inside out, and stitching an inch in from the edge of the original stitching. It basically takes in two inches on both sides, and about 4" from the waist and chest. I tapered my new stitch at the top to meet up with the armpit. I didn't feel like monkeying with that part. I'll try to post pics this weekend.

    kibosh
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    Dec 12, 2007, 10:06 PM - Re: $20$ flight suit !! biglots find #9

    i havent actually alter the suit at all yet. i'm a bit slow latley so ....igot as far as the thigh pockets, shin pockets, sewen, and the side pouches, spats and cape....after that i got more involved on my helmet......

    ill post when i get further along..... i would like to see how urs came out!
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    Dec 12, 2007, 10:18 PM - Re: $20$ flight suit !! biglots find #10

    This is what i'll be picking up I think: a Nomex Flightsuit. the color is not perfect, but with work...

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