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Postby self-deleted_user » Oct 5, 2011 8:43 pm

Oh heck yeahhhhhhh
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That's how an oversuit should fit. :D I was gonna post photos of me doing the splits, bridges, a few capoiera moves, crawling under the table, trying like mad to get underneath the sofa (which is futile as it's only about 4" clearance) but I decided ya'all would probably take my word for it ;) Even got kneepad built in that are wonderful. Can't wait to try it out in a cave, but I don't know if I'll bring it to TAG...I think I would get to hot in it there.
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Re: Oversuit!

Postby Cody JW » Oct 5, 2011 8:57 pm

I hope you do not bake in those things like I do,unless I am wearing one over a wetsuit for wet stuff. Hope it works for you. I have to have one custom made because any ready to wear will not fit me. Same with a wetsuit. With that color I do not think anybody will lose you in a cave.
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Re: Oversuit!

Postby self-deleted_user » Oct 5, 2011 9:10 pm

It is custom made, my friend from childhood, I re-connected with her (well more, her mom) as her mom is a seamstress. I aquired the colour of cordura I wanted, and took it to her with a photo of what oversuits are like, she took a pattern for a "onesie" type halloween costume actually, and modified it slightly but just needed the pattern for the shape of the basic coverall. Got heavy duty poly over poly thread, fitted it twice (first time cut it large to fit right to me, second fitting to make slight tweeks) then stitched it up it's like double stitched I forget the name for it and additionally surged so uh...I can try pulling it appart with all my strength and it don't budge haha. I went to the Foam Factory to sort through extra scrap bins for some high density closed cell foam, found some nice stuff, added built-in kneepads...yup yup it's nice. =) Have enough to make another. $60 well spent.
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Re: Oversuit!

Postby trogman » Oct 6, 2011 6:20 am

$60???!!! Heck yeah!

Wouldn't mind buying one of those myself, for that price. I think I would opt for a different color, though. :big grin:
I hope it works good for you, Amy.

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