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Posted: 22 April 2009 02:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]  
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Finished it up tonight. Working with the down wasn’t to bad but you need a good scale for sure. I’ve still got a few feathers flying around but for the most part I’d agree with AYCE if you keep the opening to the bag small, make sure you’ve got everything ready, and don’t stuff to much at once it’s not to bad.

Did take any pics of it on or weight it yet. I’ll post back tomorrow.

Finished the jacket and wanted to post a few pics

THe pictures are a size large jacket. Only made a few changes to the pattern, the hand scoops are smaller and cut off the draft tube.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3511/3463934433_4ffcde6685.jpg

I used a slightly larger 2 way zipper and a two piece draft tube I feel installs easier, I also like the gross grain on the outside.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3575/3463934157_c83171d577.jpg

I moved the shock cord adjustment point to the inside of the pocket and used two button holes.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3639/3464750920_2c4709ce0f.jpg

To make routing the cord easier I used button holes on both side of the french seam.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3568/3463934865_2d4578f068.jpg

Over all I was really happy, only making a few mistakes, One of which was cutting the zipper at the top to match the side with the draft tube. I should have just run it into the edge of the neck but wasn’t thinking. The directions I found really good considering the complexity; if you take you time it’s not bad. I used a new machine i picked up with the intent to sell but really quite liking it after I was done ;-)

JFF

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Posted: 22 April 2009 12:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]  
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Looks great Joe.  Your mods turned out well too. Interesting inverted color scheme: very distinctive. 

Thank you for the compliment regarding the directions.

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Posted: 22 April 2009 02:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]  
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Thanks, I have to say the black/gray looks really nice, nicer then I had thought and would recommend it to others. It was funny as at the end in your directions the jacket your working on is gray with a black liner. I looked at it and started pining mine backwards. . .  then realized what I was doing.

JFF

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Posted: 22 April 2009 11:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]  
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Here’s a few with the jacket on. It’s always nicer, I think to see a design on someone rather then a table.  This is a size large. It’s a little large for me but my experience so far has been the Med fit a little snug for everyday use in the winter. That said it’s a good fit for not making any changes to the pattern to for me ;-)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3525/3466318327_c373b6756b_o.jpg

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Posted: 26 April 2009 07:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]  
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Looks great, seeing all these pictures of nicely completed projects makes me want to start a down project.

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Posted: 26 April 2009 11:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]  
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well I would say the Whitney isn’t any harder then the maxima it just takes a little longer due to the extra steps. The whitney seams are a bit easier due to the lack of insulation in them.

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Posted: 07 January 2011 12:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]  
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AYCE - 20 March 2009 02:42 AM

Yes, you could definitely do the Whitney seams like on the Maxima, would work great that way.  Whitney directions predate the Maxima directions; Maxima more refined in some detailing.  I think in particular the waist draw cord channel & exit points are better on the Maxima.

Finishing up my trial run with $1 bin fabric…  I did not do the waist draw cord because it looks like it stops at the hips.  Could you elaborate on this?

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Posted: 07 January 2011 12:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]  
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need2boat - 22 April 2009 11:00 PM

Here’s a few with the jacket on. It’s always nicer, I think to see a design on someone rather then a table.  This is a size large. It’s a little large for me but my experience so far has been the Med fit a little snug for everyday use in the winter. That said it’s a good fit for not making any changes to the pattern to for me ;-)

I normally wear large size garments but I asked for the extra large Whitney because it said 44” chest.  I wear a 44 suit coat so I jumped to the conclusion that 44” chest = size 44 suit.  On my trial run project I’m using polyfill to simulate down and I think I overstuffed it relative to down (tried to eyeball it to look like puffiness of the pictures.)  The sleeves are too long.  Should I just cut an inch off the bottom of the sleeve pattern and run with it or will the body be too big also????

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Posted: 07 January 2011 12:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]  
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I asked for the down overstuff option. 
The quantities printed on the pattern for amount of down per chamber are for the standard kit?  Or, are the amounts printed on the pattern the right amount for the overstuff? 
If for the standard, what ratio should I use to calculate the amount per chamber for overstuff?  (I know the overstuff is +0.5 ounces, but don’t know what the base number is for amount of down.)

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Posted: 07 January 2011 12:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]  
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Y’all must have long skinny fingers! ;)
Getting to the hole in the collar to stuff the (trial run) insulation with my fat fingers was a task!  I dread thinking about how I’m going to get the down in there. Is there a trick to this step???

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Posted: 07 January 2011 09:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]  
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yes, to both of your questions, I’m not a big guys so I have a size Med hand. The opening is small so you need to work with small amounts at a time, push it thru then across, then put a little more in. Don’t let it bunch up at the hole. Ayce will need to comment on the over stuff. I over stuffed as well and I thought he added the new amounts to the pattern. Watch that you don’t overstuff the collar. I found afterwards mine was slightly.

Joe

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Posted: 03 February 2011 10:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]  
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Here’s mine!  (without the ugly model…)  Momentum. 

AYCE did not give enough extra fabric to make a stuff sack for it, but he did!!!  Just not all in one piece ;)

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