So You Can Alter Your Jacket. But How?

Discussion in 'Armory - Q&A' started by Applesauce and Foils, May 18, 2007.

  1. SJCFU#2

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    It's certainly possible to alter a jacket to make it larger. However it may require additional material and this could be difficult to obtain, especially if you are looking at an FIE jacket.

    Since the tailoring will most likely impact the seams it may also nullify any CEN certification. This could be a concern if you fence where such things are required (CEN certification is not required for USFA competitions).
     
  2. jfarmer

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    Hmmm, All fencing jackets will have double layers on at least one side....

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    Coach, Oak Ridge Fencers Club
     
  3. lemon__fresh

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    yea the material would be a problem, didnt think of that one
     
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    Applesauce,

    Glad the process worked for you! how did the competition go?
     
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    I would recommend using a longer stitch lenght when you take in the lame- this will make it easier to remove later. Also use a ballpoint needle as it will slide past the lame material rather than cut through it.
     
  6. Asprin

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    Would I be looking at a similar idea for taking in the sleeve of my sabre lame?

    Its quite loose at the wrist.
     
  7. fencerbill

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    Sewing a strip while the sleeve is inside out? Don't know why not.

    Just don't forget the requirement that:

    M.34 "The sleeves of the conductive jacket must be fixed at the wrist by
    means of an elastic band."

    Although, Infinity Sabre Lames do have a Velcro closure. You had better keep some elastic to fend off the rules fanatics.
     
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    In theory I could take it in at the side seam, not touching the elastic side though?
     
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    Sure.
     
  10. Applesauce and Foils

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    Um, not good. Came in last. :cry: But- I learned some stuff while I was there and its something I want to do again, so - not a total loss. I appreciate everybody's help and encouragement. And I'm glad others are asking their alteration questions too while we're at it.
     

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