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    Apr 17, 2008, 1:25 AM - Re: Constructive Criticism Wanted, my Flak Vest*pic intensive* #26

    Quote skygunbro said: View Post
    The pic that shows the bottom is Not piping but merely where the inside of the vest has come mis aligned and is showing on the front side....follow the seam line and see where it starts to go back where it needs to be.
    This is absolutely correct. There is no top-stitching on the bottom or neckline of the vest. As a matter of fact, the vest is made almost 'inside-out', and can pretty difficult for those of us who aren't professionals.

    The sleeves are indeed very short, something that has been pointed out to me time and again. My next vest pattern's sleeves are about an inch shorter than I've done before. This also helps provide better range of motion for the wearer.
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    Apr 17, 2008, 10:01 AM - Re: Constructive Criticism Wanted, my Flak Vest*pic intensive* #27

    Thanks Eric,
    Yes you did mention the sleeve length to me earlier, along with Seven, GCNgamer, and I have been studying the pics myself too, for quite a while. I have that crazy, "inside out thing" covered. I have made vests for kids and other costumes, that part was not too bad for me. I only made the top stitching because I thought it was supposed to be there. I do not use that stitch to attach the vest together, it is purely for looks. And, in sewing theory top stitching keeps things from shifting. Just like what seven mentioned about the bottom of the vest, the inside material shifted a little so it is visible on the outside.

    I am planning to shorten my sleeves too. I hope that those who have already received my vests will not be upset because I am tweaking and they did not get the "new and improved"!!

    I find this a lot of fun, which is kinda scary, the endless pursuit of perfection. It is a challenge!!
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    Apr 20, 2008, 10:57 PM - Re: Constructive Criticism Wanted, my Flak Vest*pic intensive* #28

    Mark and I got together with Andy-GCNGamer and his GF Kristen. It was a nice visit!
    Andy helped me tweak my vest pattern. When I have his vest completed, I will post some pics.

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    Apr 29, 2008, 12:23 PM - Re: Constructive Criticism Wanted, my Flak Vest*pic intensive* #29

    Still working with the sleeve angles, and size. I had pics ready to go, but I am still not satisfied with it. I will get pics up soon, and then I look forward to more suggestions.

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    May 2, 2008, 4:49 PM - Re: Constructive Criticism Wanted, my Flak Vest*pic intensive* #30

    New and Improved pic added
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    May 2, 2008, 11:26 PM - Re: Constructive Criticism Wanted, my Flak Vest*pic intensive* #31

    I am impressed how your vest has turned out. Looks good

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