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11 Aug 2011:
Fabric is on the way. This place has tried to save me shipping cash. They could have sent it UPS and charge me $26, but realized it was cheaper to send it USPS. Which $14.95 was cheaper and less costly, exactly what I wanted. So more info and pics to come,keep checking back.
14 Aug 2011:
Fabric has arrived. Will start this project when I get back from Super Game 42
Hey my close up looks like the companies close up:
14 Aug 2011:
Our very own Justplayin, owner of OCD Paintball, will be making our head wraps to match the shirt. I'm sending out some fabric to him tomorrow. Can't wait to show these off not only here,but to the Toad-A-Flage company itself.
18 Aug 2011:
OCD has received the fabric and prepping to make the head wraps.
Jersey How To:
Ok so I said I was going to do this and since winter is nearing in Wa. I have ordered the fabric I want to use. This fabric is new stuff out on the market. It's been around about two yrs.
From what I understand, it's very popular in Tenn.
Just got off the phone with one of the owners. Ordered about 10 yards of this stuff.
Hopefully it will work out fine for us. Mom really likes this pattern and already has plans to make something of her own (Once we are finished with my Jersey).
We'll go all out on this one. Nice cuff, collar cuff. Also will be adding some athletic mesh on the sides.
Just keep checking back. This won't happen at a fast pace. I'm working nights and have to work on this whenever I get the chance. Plus we have Super Game to attend and maybe one or two events left for the yr.
The purpose of this project is to show how easy it is to get exactly what you want out of a paintball jersey. What I want is completly different then what others want. I want different,I want a look no one else has and I want to know that I got my monies worth. I'm not hasseling with design or color. I'm not going to have sleeves longer then my arms and it will be cut to leangth.
You will see pictures from my other projects posted here. At some point I did a repair or How To. Just pretend it's Toad-A-Flage. It's all the same thing,just a different color of fabric.
Now I know some people will say:
,"You should have made it like this or that. I would have put on velcro straps. I would have copied this companies design"
Well that's all fine and dandy,you do it that way and post it up. You'll find out that all the hemming and stiching isn't as easy as some might think. This is just a guide and you can modify any way you want. Remember any thing you do,you'll have to make the pattern or figure out how it is done or made.
Some of you might remember when I did the BOO Flauge shirt:
Shirt HOW TO
Well that was a guide also and many of the steps can and will be used on this project,except we are going to combine "Shirt HOW TO" with the "Sports Mesh HOW TO". So you will have alot of reference,and between all three of these "HOW TO" it will be easy to figure out.
So here is what we will be using:
Not sure if we will use a "V" collar or not.
Ribbing for cuffs and collars (Optional)
Reason why Ribbing is optional is because you might not want the use it,but instead velcro and the existing collar in the pattern.
Layout and cut the pattern:
First thing you have to know is what blend is your fabric. Our's is a 70% cotton and 30% polyester, which was pre washed. So little shrinkage is expected. Well use 4" of sports mesh from sleeve to shirt hem and we'll cut this in a 2X.
Once the pattern is cut and layed out,Pin the pattern to the fabric as shown in the pictures. You want to get the most out of the fabric that you can,meaning get the parts as close together as possible. Never know,you maight have enough left over to a head band or bandana.
Once It's cut:
Lay it to the side as each piece is cut. Once all pieces are cut, it's off to the sewing machine. This is were it gets tricky and easy. We are going to sew the jersey so it looks just like the T-Shirt in this:
HOW TO Sport Mesh:
How to add Sports Mesh to shirts
If you don't want to use mesh,refer back to the BOO Flauge tutorial
How To Shirt:
Shirt HOW TO
Use it for reference,I'm doing a jersey with sports mesh, so we are going a step further.
Let's sew this thing together:
Front and Back:
First we are going to sew the front and back halfs together at the upper neck and shoulder area. Do not sew down the sides.
Sew on the sleeves:
Now we are going to sew on the sleeves. Just sew these 7/8 around. Do not sew the sleeves closed.
Now that we have it sewn together:
This is how it should look when it is sewn together and layed out flat. Notice why the jersey was not sewn down the sides. If your Jersey does not look like this then you are wrong!!!! Somewhere down the line you screwed up or thought you knew more about sewing.
At this point we are almost done. We will be using a 4" wide mesh and leangth is determined by how much we need for the sides.
Cut the mesh:
Not very hard to do,lay it out flat and cut. Self explanitory
Let's put on the cuffs:
You can refer to this write up, or just look at the pics I posted:
Valken Tiger Stripe Jersey
I removed what was needed for me. I added the leangth of ribbing I needed. You maynot want this much removed or anything removed. You might just want less cuff than I use. You may want to use velcro instead. It's all up to you. I'm adding cuffs.
Let's put on the quality stuff:
The quality stuff is the tan ribbing. for our project it will be black in the final pictures. No need to take more when you already have a guide in text format already.
So this is how much we have to remove from the sleeve:
I never try to cut a perfect leangth,till everything is sewn together. That way I know it's going to be correct.
Here's how a cuff should fit on the wrist:
What the leangth of the cuff should be. The sleeve will be sewn at the top of the cuff. This will blouse the sleeve and keep excess fabric from catching, going over your hand when you are trying to shoot or pump.
Wrist cuff is ready:
All pinned and sewn. Sewing is like machining. Measure twice sew once.
The final serging:
Color of the thread doesn't matter,who's really going to see this. As long as it's sewn and won't come apart.
This is how a cuff should fit,well atleast for me. I'm not into all the new "Girly Glove out of the sleeve". Also I'm really not into wearing clothes that don't fit properly.
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