Scout Trooper – Vest – Construction, Continued

Sleeve Placement…

With the body of the Flak Vest pieces sewn together, it’s now time to try and get the sleeves attached.

I first marked the center point of the sleeve with a pin…

The body piece was laid flat, with the seam markings facing up. This is the inside of the vest.

I put a small piece of tape on the outside of the sleeve piece, to make it easier to tell if I have the pieces going together correctly.

For the first test fitting, I used safety pins to attach the sleeve to the front/back, right long the edge of all seam allowances. Because of the extra 2 inches I added, the sleeves will be too long, but I need to get an accurate measurement of just how much needs to be brought in while wearing the Flight Suit.

I did a first test fit, while wearing the Flight suit. The Vest fits pretty well, around my chest, but of course the sleeves were way too long. So, I took a measurement from the bottom of the Shoulder Armor to the sleeve edge. It was 4 inches. There should only be 1 to 1 1/2 inches of sleeve sticking out below the Shoulder Armor. So, I re-pinned the sleeve to the new measurement…

Looks weird to me, but it’s late and I don’t feel like putting the Flight Suit back on for a test fit. I think I just need to step away from this for now…

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