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MYOG - Insulated Jacket System
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Bill Fornshell
(bfornshell) - MLife

Locale: Southern Texas
MYOG - Insulated Jacket System on 11/11/2006 14:04:47 MST Print View

MYOG - Insulated Jacket System

Paramo "Third Element" Clone Plus
Part 1

Several months ago I saw the new Paramo "Third Element" Jacket. The "Third Element" is more a system that can be used as a full Hooded Jacket or will come apart and become a Vest without a Hood and Sleeves. It can also be a Vest with Sleeves but it can not become a Hooded Vest.

Paramo "Third Element"

What I am trying to make is an insulated Jacket system that will be:

1 - A stand alone Jacket with or without the Hood or the Sleeves.

2 - A stand alone Vest with or without the Sleeves or the Hood

3 - The attachment system needs to be simple and not use zippers if possible.

I started with the "KWIK Sew" Hooded Vest pattern but I am modifying the pattern as I go. I have made the pattern as a Hooded Vest to see how much of the original pattern will work.

paul johnson
(pj) - F

Locale: LazyBoy in my Den - miss the forest
Re: MYOG - Insulated Jacket System on 11/11/2006 17:29:21 MST Print View

Bill, i'm sure this one is going to be another "Home Run". Since no zippers, can velcro be used? It would seal the entire attachment area so that there are no drafts - something that buttons and snaps wouldn't do in a strong wind.

If velcro can be used, you'd need to use the "loop" portion on the main part of the garment so that it doesn't snag any clothing you're wearing, etc. I'm sure you'll come up with a better idea.

Can't wait to see the finished product.

Bill Fornshell
(bfornshell) - MLife

Locale: Southern Texas
Hooded Vest - MYOG on 04/17/2007 19:23:25 MDT Print View


Here are two threads I started about "Hoods" on things.

1. I stopped work on the Insulated Jacket System until I get a snap press. I want the hood removable and want to use plastic snaps to connect the hood to the vest.

2. The Capilene/#2 Wool Hoody Project shows a "for sale"pattern that you might use as the start point for a Hooded Vest Project.

MYOG-SW Capilene Hood Project

Edited by bfornshell on 04/17/2007 19:24:43 MDT.