So I stumbled across BPL about 6 months ago while looking for a lightweight backpack for my birthday. After poking around on the MYOG forum for a bit I chose to get a sewing machine instead. It was a great decision and since then I've made all sorts of fun gear and fixed up old clothes and it's been just great.
A month or two ago I decided to make a wind shirt which I knew was going to be pretty difficult. I improvised a pattern and it fit terrible. After making another jacket with a few changes and then another with some more changes to the pattern and another,the 4th jacket I made turned out pretty well, so I thought I'd share.
It is a down jacket designed to be worn as a midlayer. It's got 4.6oz of 850 fill down and 3.1oz of Nobul1, thread and a zipper for a total of 7.6oz. There is 3oz down in the body, 1.5oz down in the arms and .1oz down in the collar.
The Nobul1 is so breathable that any kind of breeze cuts right through this jacket. It also lets a lot of down though, may just be because I overstuffed the jacket significantly.
I took it off as I entered a restaurant and little bits of down were floating around the place for the next 5 mins, lesson learned. My girlfriend has banned me from taking it off or putting it on inside our house.
Despite the incredibly messy down leakage, I will probably use Nobul1 again as a liner because of its weight, it's price and it's hand.
Here are some pics....