Originally Posted by the_lorax
very nicely done! How long did it end up being? The one I did needed an extension beyond just a 2 coats to get the necessary length. you seem to have saved a significant amount of weight too. (Mine came in at 30oz). Man now I am tempted to go grab yet another puffer and make interchangeable footnotes for mine.
The one pictured is for my 11 year-old...and it is perfect. For mine, I plan to attach the remaining front-panel as an extension for the footbox. However, this works fine for me (5'9") as long as I am not actively using the sleeves. Using the sleeves pulls a little on the bottom (thus the need for the extension). I will get you measurements soon!
BTW...I think this method answers your issue about closing up the sleeve holes on the bottom portion. However, it does render the footbox part of the TQ as a dedicated footbox rather than having the use of it as a vest. Pros/cons.