Still alive and well........
I managed to get a couple things done,so here we go.
Somehow I got talked into playing/making alcohol stoves........oops!.......Back to tents.
I don't have room inside the house to cut big panels,so I lay out an old sheet and draw/cut on top of that.
I set up the tent and take some measurements of the 4 sides of each panel.Lay out the material and cut 4 panels,2 left,2 right......storm panels for front and back.
After the panels are cut,all 4 sides of each panel is hemmed.Then the zipper is added to the back side of the correct front or back panels,pinned in place,ready for sewing.
The gap you see at the top,is the top-inside of a front/back panel.I need a few inches to make sewing around the storm flap/zipper,upper vent area much easier later.I won't have to try and sew around seams/zipper/covers when installing the storm doors later.
All that junk will be below a single hem line....
A view at the front of the zipper,looking from the outside of the panel.Zip goes on the inside of the storm panels,not only for looks,but more importantly for protection,and much easier to seam seal.
I have decided to install an extra zip in the rear storm panels.They were going to be a single panel,propped up in the middle if/when it's hot.For the weight of a zipper I can make them open up wide.
Seems sort of stupid to NOT put a zip in the back,don't yeah think?.........DOH!