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  1. Member Since
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    Oct 28, 2004, 1:12 AM - Cheap Flak Vest #1

    Hi I am fairly new to this site mostly I have been reading posts.But now have begun building my very first costume I've already made my armor(will post pics later) and I need a cheap easy way to make a vest I dont care about accuracy now because I dont really have the money to go totaly accurate (Im only 15)and I will build a new set when ive got more cash.


    Tony
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    Oct 28, 2004, 4:30 AM - Re: Cheap Flak Vest #2

    I think a few members have used cut up sweat shirts. Hope this helps.
    Cheers,
    ST
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    Oct 29, 2004, 1:25 PM - Re: Cheap Flak Vest #3

    I am only 15 also an I just bought some vinal and am going to sew a vest pattern. Total cost $20
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    Nov 3, 2004, 11:00 AM - Re: Cheap Flak Vest #4

    That's what I did .. you dont dont have to go expensive to to get a good results

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    Nov 20, 2004, 2:42 PM - Re: Cheap Flak Vest #5

    Very hot and sweaty you will be. Use satin or material that can breathe. Use an old tee-shirt or pullover, trim the sleeves and have mom stitch the vertical shoulder lines.


    ACSS2 wrote:

    I am only 15 also an I just bought some vinal and am going to sew a vest pattern. Total cost $20
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    Nov 25, 2004, 12:22 PM - Re: Cheap Flak Vest #6

    I probably will got to something cooler next time. Just trying it to see if it will work then make a good one. Any suggestions on what to use?
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    Nov 25, 2004, 10:07 PM - Re: Cheap Flak Vest #7

    I will just recommend you use a breathable non stretch cotton blend, if you use a regular shirt when you put the armor on it, it will stretch the material and the armor will sag down and look really bad.
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    Dec 13, 2004, 10:38 AM - Re: Cheap Flak Vest #8

    My very first one was a sweatshirt, it was quite thick and held the armor very well. I just cut it here and there and put some velcro up the back.
  9. sarlac_snack
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    Dec 13, 2004, 11:12 AM - Re: Cheap Flak Vest #9

    I am going to high res scan the pattern I have and will make JPG/PSD files and post them online sometime soon. My scanner is on the fritz, so I have to take them to a friends.

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