Reply To: Radiation Suit front panel fit.

  • Obsessive Costuming Dude (Alex)

    May 14, 2023 at 5:02 pm
    • 133 Posts

    Hi Ricky,

    I'm not entirely sure I understood your question, and the images you uploaded are unlabeled and uncaptioned, BUT hopefully this information will help:

    1- The curved contours of the two panels (body and center front) are slightly different at the top. They won't properly align while the jumpsuit front is lying flat, but they do match at the outer seam/stitching lines (where the two pieces overlap and are topstitched into place).

    2- In the first photo, keep in mind that the front panel is comprised of two layers, and therefore the paper pattern piece includes seam allowance along the outer edges. The finished center front panel will be correspondingly smaller than the paper pattern piece as-is.

    3 – Also keep in mind that the center front panel edges have 5/8″ seam allowance, while the jumpsuit's front body has 7/8″ allowance where the two pieces overlap.

    4 – If I'm understanding correctly, don't worry about the material at the front crotch since it will extend underneath the crotch area once the back is attached. The upper front should drape fine too, but nothing about the jumpsuit will want to lie flat until it's finished.

    I know this can all be confusing, but pretty much everything about this pattern directly mimics the way the screen-used costume was made.

    I hope that helps!

    – Alex

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