Vest fabric help

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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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Originally posted by TK1028:

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


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Originally posted by TK1028:

Thanks LisaFett. Welcome to the board!

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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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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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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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