Wind-shirt pattern
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Brian Jansen
(bdjansen) - F

Locale: Western Washington
Wind-shirt pattern on 12/05/2010 11:33:42 MST Print View

Hey guys, I'm looking to make a wind-shirt for myself and I'd like to know if you have a favorite pattern that you have used yourself.

Brian Senez
(bsenez) - MLife

Locale: New England
re: Wind-shirt pattern on 12/05/2010 12:10:57 MST Print View

The Liberty Ridge from thru-hiker.com is popular. I have made several of these with different materials. It is a good pattern and easy to make. The fit can be customized without to much trouble. With 1.1oz RS nylon in size medium it weighs 65g. I'm working on one from the M50 fabric right now. It should be under 2oz.

Robert Coleman
(jbo_c) - F
Pattern Only on 12/05/2010 14:57:59 MST Print View

I'd like to do that. Can you get just the pattern? I've got LOADS of material.

Jbo

Elliott Wolin
(ewolin) - MLife

Locale: Hampton Roads, Virginia
RE: Wind-shirt pattern on 12/05/2010 15:02:10 MST Print View

This probably doesn't help much unless you have some experience, but I've made a number of wind shirts from modified rain/wind parka patterns (e.g. old REI and Green Pepper patterns).

Skip all the doo-dads, shorten the body, then combine the remaining parts into just a few pattern pieces. I get one big piece for the back/arms, one for the front (cut two pieces), one for the hood sides (cut two), one for the hood top/back. Add 1/2" elastic for the cuffs and a #3 zipper.

Since there are so few pieces you can sew one in no time. Don't forget to sear the edges (carefully!).

Chris Lucas
(ChemE) - F

Locale: SC
Searing on 12/06/2010 05:49:27 MST Print View

I would very highly recommend searing the edges with a soldering iron rather than an open flame. I find it goes faster and is very easy with the soldering iron. Nylon is so flammable that the open flame always produces miserable results for me. YMMV.

Tohru Ohnuki
(erdferkel) - F

Locale: S. California
Re: Wind-shirt pattern on 12/15/2010 17:21:39 MST Print View

+1 on the thru-hiker pattern. I made mine from the momentum fabric and use it all the time. If you don't want to get the kit, there are some patterns at seattlefabrics like these:
seattle fabrics dk sport patterns