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Advice on adding a hood to the kinsman
Posted: 19 January 2009 02:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 31 ]  
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Well I think it’s a little of both. When I made a lighter weight 1.8 oz I didn’t bother. I finished up the above jacket and had the chance to use it a little this weekend. Sadly I left my camera in my friends car so it will be a few days till I can post a picture but I’ve got a few from the cutting table I can post later.

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Posted: 19 January 2009 06:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 32 ]  
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OK, so I got it finished up but then left my camera in a friends car over the weekend so it will be a few days till I can post any of the finished pics other then the one I took on the cutting board.

What was left after getting the cuff sorted out was just to stabilize and then finish off the bottom hem. The bottom hem was finished off by folding insulation/liner and shell right sides together then sewing. You leave about a 12” section in the back to reach up and grab the taps.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3079/3209783415_0977bf86a2_o.jpg

I used no see’em for the tabs but I think doing it over I would have used shell fabric so it color matches.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3391/3209783065_58460d1da3_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3370/3209782991_3f5766f702_o.jpg

After all the tabs are sewn I went back and reduce the 12” hole down to a smaller size. The best I could was around 4 inches. The smaller you go the lest you’ll see when top stitched. I then top stitched using liner shell colored thread.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3100/3209783321_89e77ae2ce_o.jpg

All finished: I’ll post a few other pics I took this weekend on a backpack. I was really happy with the fit of the hood and slight mods I made to the fit. I relaxed the side seems a bit as I made this for winter and figured I’d be wearing more clothes under it.  the last pic shows the pull cord in the hood.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3488/3210630106_ee9b739787_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3526/3210630028_e3dacea4c4_o.jpg

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Posted: 21 January 2009 09:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 33 ]  
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OK got the my camera back so here here some better pics of the pullover and hood.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3121/3215039499_62dec0ef20_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3080/3215889862_0b7559b93e_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3453/3215889820_396ee46384_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3299/3215889776_d61e613cc9_o.jpg

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Posted: 23 January 2009 12:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 34 ]  
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Your jacket looks really good.  I will have to make one, now.  I like jackets with hoods.

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Posted: 23 January 2009 11:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 35 ]  
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Very nice.

Have you posted your experiences with adding pockets (earlier)?

Also, looks like you altered the pattern a bit to run the zipper lower.  If true, how do you like it?

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Posted: 25 January 2009 09:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 36 ]  
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Yes I did post about adding the front pocket. Check here:

http://www.thru-hiker.com/x/index.php/forums/viewthread/9/

I didn’t extend the front. It’s the stock size zipper. I think AYCE designed it that way for better ventilation.

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Posted: 04 February 2009 02:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 37 ]  
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for those of you interested the final weight was.

1 pound 2.6 oz

AYCE can chime in about the clo but I used the 6oz PL1 that was quilted to momentum backwards. It’s easily double the warmth of my 3oz.

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