View Full Version : Homemade Mountain Stalker uniform
03-22-2008, 11:18 AM
I thought I'd share some pics with everyone of a Mountain Stalker camo uniform I just finished sewing together yesterday. I bought the fabric at WalMart for $15.00. It's a combo design of BDU and ACU, plus a little of my own design thrown in. I even made a beret out of the same camo.
03-22-2008, 12:22 PM
Nice work doing your own gear.
I would not have expected to see that fabric at Walmart though.
03-22-2008, 01:14 PM
Wow, very nice work there Tiger!
I've seen the civilian "Jungle Stalker" fabric before which is looks just like MARPAT but with a bit more brown. This color palette is interesting though; reminds me of Italy's camo pattern. Did you use an existing ACU or MARPAT uniform as your pattern or do it all from scratch?
Again, great work
Looks sweet, wouldn't have thought they sell that stuff at walmart!
03-23-2008, 12:50 AM
Thanks for the feedback. I've found ACU, 6 Color Desert, 3 Color Desert, CADPAT, and lots of different hunting camos too. I have bought ACU camo and made a boonie hat and beret. I wish they had Jungle Stalker. I would definitely have made one from that fabric.
It's got some of the same colors as the Italian Vegetato. The olive is a little darker in the Vegetato.
It resembles some of the new Jordanian digital camos as well.
To answer the question on uniform pattern, I used a DCU jacket I had and added the collar like an ACU collar, and used velcro on the pockets. The pockets on the jacket and pants are my own design.
03-23-2008, 12:12 PM
Nice. What weight is the fabric, the thinner hot weather 50/50 rip stop stuff or the thicker winter twill?
03-23-2008, 01:06 PM
It's the thicker winter twill. I like the heavier material.
In fact, all 648 uniforms I have are the winter twill except my DCUs. That's a complete exageration of course, but you get the picture.
03-23-2008, 11:11 PM
03-24-2008, 11:12 AM
Where'd you find CADPAT if you don't mind my asking...
03-24-2008, 12:25 PM
How did you make the manderian collor? Do you have a patter for it or did you just eye and make it from strach? I have been wanting to put the ACU collor on my BDUs just cant seem to figure it out. Do you have to make the uiform fro strach to add the collor or can it be added to a uniform alredy made? Thanks for the amswers.
03-24-2008, 10:39 PM
The CADPAT I found at WalMart also, but in nylon, not heavy twill or ripstop. Check out what they have at your local store, all are different. Here is a site that has a pretty good selection of camo fabric for those interested.
For the collar, yes, you can modify a current BDU or DCU top. Once you carefully remove the collar stitching and lift the collar you will immediately see how it was sewn on. I do not recommend using the same collar for modifying as it will be too short. Just get some material or a camo article you don't mind cutting up. I eyeballed mine and added the point on the end, like the picture below, for my own preference. The flap should extend a few inches beyond the edge of the shirt on the left side and be flush to the right side. Here is an illustration with instructions.
03-25-2008, 09:45 PM
Hey Crown. I was strolling around Wally World again today (I always like to see what camo fabrics they have) and found that they still have lots of this CADPAT.
The colors are actually better than the pic from my phone. Again, this is a lighter weight fabric, more like cotton/polyester blend, probably good for shirts or skull caps (I've made those before too:)).
They have 3 color desert in different weights including ripstop. You need to head to the store and check it out.
03-26-2008, 11:55 AM
Holy Jeez....I can't find any of that around here...I may have to broker some material through you....
03-26-2008, 12:58 PM
What kind of Wally World is that?! I've never seen fabric selections like that at my local store! Good find.
03-26-2008, 01:10 PM
"Yeah, place an order for some more sequins, we are running low on buttons and fabric glue too, go ahead and order some CADPAT and possibly some ACU."
03-26-2008, 08:40 PM
How did you know they had camo sequins? You've been there too, huh?
Oops, I'm in the wrong forum. I thought this was the sewing site.:eek:
03-26-2008, 09:25 PM
By the way Tiger, do you use a "free arm" sewing machine to make your uniforms? I've given up on RAID-ing BDUs because it's so hard to sew pockets onto sleeves using a traditional flatbed machine.
03-26-2008, 09:30 PM
That would be a free arm...the cheapest machine I found at, you guessed it, WalMart. I'm sure by counting the miles of thread that have gone through it the warranty has to have expired.
OK, we're going to have to start another thread just for sewing tips.
03-27-2008, 11:29 AM
Tiger, if you dont' mind, send Village and myself a PM with your contact info. WE should stay in touch for sewing stuff.
03-27-2008, 12:35 PM
Yeah Tger add me to that sewing thread as well. I use a free arm sewing machine and it is still a pain to sew the sleeves but its getting easier with practice.
04-04-2008, 11:14 PM
Wow thats amazing you sew your own gear and it looks great to.
01-21-2009, 06:23 AM
Hope that I don't do too much necro-posting here. One of my first custom BDU was made of Mountain Stalker. It's a hybrid of GEN3/RAID2.
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