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    Aug 27, 2001, 11:38 PM - Vest fabric help #1

    Originally posted by Tyr Rykik:

    I was wondering what people have been using for the t-shirt/vest that the chest armor is attached to. I know in a lot of photos it looks white. However, I understand it is actually light gray. Does anyone have helpful tips on creating this soft part?


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    Aug 27, 2001, 11:38 PM - Re: fabric help #2

    Originally posted by TK1028:

    Chris King suspects this fabric to a light grey uncoated PVC fabric.


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    Aug 27, 2001, 11:38 PM - Re: fabric help #3

    Originally posted by TK0000:

    I have my doubts about the vest being PVC or poly anything. It would krinkle up to much. It looks like pleather to me. Or maybe silver nylon?
    What about the jumpsuit? Is it the same in every movie?


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    Aug 27, 2001, 11:38 PM - Re: fabric help #4

    Originally posted by TK1028:

    Yep Brian, it looked like pleather to me, too, especially in the Chronicles pictures, but Braksbuddy has some pictures that make me think it was definately a synthetic fabric. I currently have a synthetic fabric that is stapled to my back deck (I'm trying to sun-fade it, so if anyone has any better way of fading synthetics, let me know) but right now my stuff is a tad too dark for the vest.

    Regarding the rest of the suit, Bulloch confirmed that is was a cotton-based denim-type material, but there are many versions of the jumpsuit out there.

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    Aug 27, 2001, 11:38 PM - Re: fabric help #5

    Originally posted by ytt1300:

    I think the fabric might be a chintz fabric, I have made this before from that fabric and it looks quite good. If you don't know, chintz is a cotton-like fabric with a "shiny" finish, you see pillows made from this material, and it is available at most fabric shops

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    Aug 27, 2001, 11:38 PM - Re: fabric help #6

    Originally posted by Braks Buddy:

    Funny you should mention that. I just got a sample of Chintz that I was going to send to TK1028 for his approval...


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    Aug 27, 2001, 11:38 PM - Re: fabric help #7

    Originally posted by TK1028:

    Send it on... I am totally convinced that I will not use the fabric I bought. It is nice and it is close, but it wrinkles too much for me, and I can't get it faded light enough for my tastes. I will try a few more techniques to lighten it up, and then I will offer it to sell to anyone who wants it.

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    Aug 27, 2001, 11:38 PM - Re: fabric help #8

    Originally posted by ytt1300:

    the chintz fabric is synthetic, if memory serves, so it won't bleach or take dye very well, but the upside is that it is available in MANY colors. Just a heads up...

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    Aug 27, 2001, 11:38 PM - Re: fabric help #9

    Originally posted by fettcicle:

    Hello, I don't know If this will help but I am from Chicago and all police must wear a bullet proof vest. The vest they wear is blue to match their shirt, but the most notable thing is that it has the same "shiny" look and color as the Fett vest. Now I know these vest are mucho denaro but perhaps it could lead you to the type of fabric it is made of.


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    Aug 27, 2001, 11:38 PM - Re: fabric help #10

    Originally posted by SITHcamaro:

    Hey...another Chicagoan!
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    Actually, the Chicago cop vests have just big pieces of elastic on the sides, joining the front and the back...so that wouldn't work, unless you got the fabric used to make them.


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    Aug 27, 2001, 11:38 PM - Re: fabric help #11

    Originally posted by rkrish:

    I bought a fabric called Dutchess Satin - Platinum, from Joann Fabrics. It's very close to Fett's vest, and it has a little sheen or shine to it too. If you get a chance, go find it and see it for yourself. I like to here what you all think.

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    Aug 27, 2001, 11:38 PM - Re: fabric help #12

    Originally posted by imprissonedfett:

    I also got a good vest fabric from Joann Fabrics. I will post pics when I finish the vest. It is not as tan and has a little hint of grey, and it's shiny.

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    Aug 27, 2001, 11:38 PM - Re: fabric help #13

    Originally posted by LisaFett:

    I'm pretty sure Chintz is 100% cotton. It is polished, that's why it looks shiny.

    You can use regular light gray satin, but use it wrong side out.


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    Aug 27, 2001, 11:38 PM - Re: fabric help #14

    Originally posted by TK1028:

    Thanks LisaFett. Welcome to the board!

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    Aug 27, 2001, 11:38 PM - Re: fabric help #15

    Originally posted by Tyr Rykik:

    Are you people talking about using Chintz for the jumpsuit or the vest?? Also, does anyone know if there is a coloration difference between ESB and ROTJ? (I know it was already asked, I just don't want everyone to overlook the question) I've had an incredably hard time finding decent pics of the jumpsuit in ESB. From what I've seen, it is a lot more gray than the ROTJ which is closer to a teal color.
    BTW, thanks for the help thus far....


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    Aug 27, 2001, 11:38 PM - Re: fabric help #16

    Originally posted by imprissonedfett:

    They are talking about using Chintz for the vest I believe. The answer to your second question is yes. The jumpsuits are different colors in ESB and ROTJ. ESB is a blueish-gray color, whereas the ROTJ is more of a Khaki color. Hope this helps a little.

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    Jan 21, 2002, 7:54 AM - Merged: Re: Vest fabric?? #17

    Originally posted by MaxPlague:

    Give satin a try. The back side is typically a duller finish than the front, so you can turn it inside out to give the vest a light matte metallic look. I am considering using a platinum colored satin and padding it with batting.

    I am sure there are other options too, I hope we hear some of them in this forum.



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    Jan 21, 2002, 7:54 AM - Merged: Re: Vest fabric?? #18

    Originally posted by Braks Buddy:

    Unfortunately, at this time Max is right. We really haven't nailed the material. It is QUITE ellusive. However, the inside of satin looks fairly nice. I am working on this (among about a million other things) and hope to have something solide withoin the next few months.


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    Jan 21, 2002, 7:54 AM - Merged: Re: Vest fabric?? #19

    Originally posted by TK0000:

    It looks more like nylon to me?
    I have an MA-1 flight jacket in "Titanium" silver/grey nylon.
    It 's made by Alpha industries.





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    Jan 21, 2002, 7:54 AM - Merged: Re: Vest fabric?? #20

    Originally posted by WebChief:

    I went to both Jo-Ann's fabrics and Walmart this weekend looking for some light gray satin material to use for my vest. Of course neither place had it. This apparently is going to be harder than previously expected.

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    Jan 21, 2002, 7:54 AM - Merged: Re: Vest fabric?? #21

    Originally posted by Ruffkintoy:

    I got my fabric at Jo ann's fabric. It was called Casa satin platinum(thats the color) I was about $6.00 a yard regular price.
    I used another gray material from walmart for the liner($1.00/yd) and a thin batting material for the padding.I'll try to get pictures of it for you.


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    Jul 17, 2002, 1:55 AM - Re: Vest fabric help #22

    Hey, I made a vest last year, but now I want it with a different material. Is there any way I could jut sew the new fabric over the old vest so I don't need to redo the whole thing? Also, did you guys pad your vest? If so, did you use badding? My badding bunches up a lot and it's a pain to fix it.
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    Jul 26, 2002, 6:57 AM - Re: Vest fabric help #23

    remember cotton is your friend,,it breaths
    padding just adds to the heat..
    If you do use padding only pad the shoulders and the front..
    leave the back unpadded..

    I had padding all over and I refit my vest and took all the padding out of the back...weee it was at least 10 degrees different. I did a baseball event and it was hot that day..
    Instead of being mr sticky back I was nice a dry but I will tell you the front where the padding is was blaaaaa..
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    Aug 15, 2002, 12:28 AM - Re: Vest fabric help #24

    "Tackle twill" It's a fabric look into it it's uncanny how close it is.

    as Forrest Gump would say "that's all I'm gonna say about that".
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    Aug 15, 2002, 12:37 AM - Re: Vest fabric help #25

    I was in the supermarket and was looking at a package of Iron Board cover. 100% cotton, has the shine and the flexibility. I think it is worth looking into. The only thing is how and where to get more of it. An ironing board isn't that big.

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