Tailoring foul weather gear - SailNet Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 Old 10-12-2004 Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 53
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 12
 
Tailoring foul weather gear

Can anyone point me to a seamstress or tailor who knows what they are doing with expensive foul weather gear? I''ve Googled the heck out of it and cannot find one, not anywhere.

Just need a set of bibs hemmed but don''t want to loose the anklet ties. I -know- I''m not the shortest sailor out there, aside from rolling up the cuffs what are we short people to do? (smile) Darned if I''ll take it to the local alterations shop.

Jonathan
Jonathan316 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 Old 10-13-2004
meh
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Tailoring foul weather gear

Jonathan,

I had the same problem myself. Even thou Iím a reasonably good seamstress, perhaps because of it, I realized that all alterations I could come up with (resetting the ankle closure and hemming the bib; shortening the legs using the excess fabric as reinforcement) would compromise the strength and durability of the garment. I solved my problem by shortening the shoulder straps. Itís a fairly straight forward procedure and you might be able to do it yourself; otherwise good luck with your search.
meh is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 6 Old 10-13-2004 Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 53
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 12
 
Tailoring foul weather gear

I know what you mean about the straps, and that helps a little. But when the inseam is around 33" and your little stubby legs give you a 28" inseam, you still end up in baggy trousers... heh... I look downright silly in any immersion suit I''ve found. The poor fit itself raises safety issues.

Apparently Henry Loyd offers a size betwen medium and large named ''MB'' which almost works, but no one stocks or sells that size.

With all the folks in foul weather gear on the water I am flummuxed as to why there are no tailor or alteration firms who specialize in this sort of thing. Odds are there are hundreds of them, I just can''t seem to find one (smile). Maybe I''ll try the sport diving/wet suit community. Methinks they might have a solution.

Thanks anyway!

Jonathan
Jonathan316 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 6 Old 10-13-2004
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 654
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 15
 
Tailoring foul weather gear

did you go directly to the manufacturer and ask them what to do? perhaps they can offer a solution.
hamiam is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 6 Old 10-13-2004
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 82
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 15
 
Tailoring foul weather gear

henry lloyd can recommend a woman in connecticut that only does foul weather gear and remains waterproof.
fair winds,
eric
kimberlt is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of 6 Old 10-20-2004
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 28
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Tailoring foul weather gear

Another place to check might be folks who sell ski wear. My sister was a seamstress, and used to make a lot of alterations to expensive ski pants with ankle zippers, etc...
ross99 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
COLD WEATHER SAILING!!!! coriffithq General Discussion (sailing related) 8 09-30-2007 07:45 PM
West Marine Foul Weather Gear fjbastone Gear & Maintenance 8 12-02-2003 07:27 AM
Foul Weather gear-Boots that fit! ebbtide2010 Gear & Maintenance 1 08-01-2002 02:44 AM
HELP - Foul Weather Gear REC''s! GlenS General Discussion (sailing related) 3 03-19-2002 09:22 AM
Noaa Marine Weather Images Ocean-Pro Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 01-04-2002 06:14 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome