Re: UNIFORM PATTERNS/MATERIAL
Cheryl Singhal (csinghal@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Sat, 20 Dec 1997 18:13:28 -0500
On Sat, 20 Dec 1997, PGerlach wrote:
> In a message dated 97-12-20 09:15:04 EST, ckelley@CAMBER.COM writes:
> << Is there or was there ever a sewing pattern and a place to order material,
> buttons, etc. to make your own Cub/Scout uniform?? >>
> And if anyone knows of such, tell me - I need a way to get new cargo pocket
> shorts (Ihate the new ones..._
Ummm, I took a couple semesters of Home Ec, and I think I'd just slit the
seams on a pair of old, dead, shorts/pants and use those for a pattern.
Move up in sizes by adding 1 inch per size, or by overlaying a commercial
pants pattern and adjusting. Anyone who sews should find this easy as pie.
Material could be a problem.
Reuse buttons, with the official logos; the grippers and snaps are a
different question, but frankly, I'd doubt anyone would notice a missing
logo on a snap behind one's belt buckle.
Still and OTOH the kid might actually enjoy having store-bought clothes
for a change? If Mom can afford patterns ($7.50 each), thread
($1.20/spool), buttons ($1.75/6), and fabric ($3 a yard and up), the
extra $10 for BSA shouldn't hurt too bad. I quit sewing for that very
reason; by the time I spent $4/yd for 2.5 yds of fabric for a long-sleeve
blouse, plus the buttons, interfacing, thread, I could BUY a long-sleeve
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City