Re: martial arts uniform sew pattern ?
- From: "robb" <some@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 20 May 2008 12:47:10 -0400
"Sharon Hays" <mamahays@xxxxxxx> wrote in message
robb wrote:you make
Great so i can trust that roundearth pattern is more than a
Yes. But even if you started with a costume pattern, as long as
sure there is plenty of ease, and you make sure yourconstruction methods
are STURDY, you're fine. You only need the pattern pieces forthe shape of
i understand your rationale and i believe you ...
but you speak from experience and I am a mere grasshoppa.
however, one can not ignore that there are many aspects of
garment construction that a **costume** pattern will skip,
delete, embellish or ignore. in this case the stiffening of the
collar , adding gussets, coat ties, the proper length of coat,
the overlap of right and left front coat flaps, reinforcing the
pant and sleeve hems and so on.
and since i am not *yet* knowledgeable in those areas i try to
avoid those troubles
?Besides heavy linen is there any other fabric that you would
consider as an ok-good substitute ?
I was thinking maybe some soft duck or bleached/white denim
fabricsthe Gi online sales places also talk aout 6-8-10-12 oz
be very heavy,used in their Gi. Have any advice on weight ?
Remember this is for a child. If you use duck, it's going to
as in the actual weight of the garment. (picturing the childunable to do
a front snap kick because the pants weigh so much...) Thelinen I have
used is a very heavy, tight weave. I'm not talking shirt linenhere.
What made it so nice was that it BREATHES. Denim would befine. Remember,
you are making this for a child, no one will be tossing thischild around
the dojo any time soon. I wouldn't use more than a 10 ozbleached denim.
Or a 10 oz cotton twill.
I did not poo-poo the linen, i think it would be a great fabric
maybe for an advanced martial artist and some reading on one of
your links shows that linen is a traditional fabric.
I was just thinking of a %100 cotton fabric but again i do not
have the fabric repertoire to readily realize a good choice or
alternatives. When i looked at a Gi it seemed like some medium to
heavy but soft, flexible like a finely woven material but i have
no name for it. Some 7 oz cotton twills i looked at may just
the thing to try. Thanks for the suggestion.
iron. 1. the
You want sturdy. But honestly, it doesn't have to be cast
child may not stick with karate for long. 2. this is abeginning student,
the really rough stuff won't start in the dojo for a longwhile. 3. kids
another interesting modification i ran across was inserting
panels of some breathable fabric like (? AirLite ?) across
outerback shoulder and inserting 2 inch wide strips along the
heardleg seams and from the armpit down to the waist. Have you
in mind theof, seen or done anything like that ?
Uh...... Ick. I suppose it would be comfortable. But, keep
folks I know are sticklers for Tradition, why not just wear asweatsuit
from wal-mart instead of a gi?? Remember natural fibers arebreathable.
Stay away from polyester and you will be fine.
these styles are sold on a martial arts equipment web store ? The
idea of coolness and breathability seem to make some sense as
summer quickly approaches and we are very hot in summer so i
thought i would ask.
Ow!!! And ties
I am guesing the ties on the inside can not be replaced with
No. Would you like to have velcro rubbing on your waist???
won't come undone like velcro will.got it.
unfortuneately this will be for a young child so that just
Those justit all the more difficult in the way of scale or rather
thanks again for the help and ideas ,
Then don't buy a pattern. Use the instructions I gave you.
require measuring and drafting to suit. That's really the bestway to go
on stuff like this anyway. Just remember to add Lots of Ease.
i like the instructions you gave a link to i was planning to try
it with some muslin for fun and practice.
thanks again for the help Sharon