I’ve already attempted to make the vault jumpsuit once before. This is a two piece vault suit I made for PAX Aus 2014. At the time I decided two pieces was the best method of construction. This allowed for bathroom breaks without having to strip down, which is a bit more important for ladies, but still a welcome consideration for the men.
The top half came together fairly quickly as I didn’t have to draft anything too advanced. The front section is a piece of fabric sewn over the basic bodice and the back part only needed two lines of top stitching. The legs on the other hand, they’re tricky.
Here’s the vault suit texture image from Fallout 3. I’ve added lines where the stitching and seams go. The front top can be made into panels or, as I did in the version I made, you can sew a panel over the top of a regular jacket shape. If your denim is fairly thick, it may be a good idea to make the top in pieces.
The legs are made in three panels. One small one on the front, a large panel around the side and another small panel at the back.
There are three types of stitches on the Men’s vault suit.