February 18, 2019

TNG season 1 admiral uniform tutorial PDF added!

My TNG season 1 admiral jacket tutorial is now available as a free PDF download! 

I've added a download link to the TNG admiral (season 1) "tutorial contents" page, but you can also download the PDF via the direct link below:

Note that because of the file size, you might not be able to view the PDF online; it may only work as a download. 

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February 11, 2019

TNG season 1 admiral uniform tutorial added!

My TNG season 1 admiral sewing tutorial is now available for online viewing! 

Check it out here, or simply click on the "TNG" tab above and select the TNG skant! 
TNG admiral (season 1) sewing tutuorial
This FREE tutorial includes: 
  • A detailed list of everything you need to make a TNG season 1 admiral jacket

  • Possible fabric, trim, and brooch sources

  • Step-by-step instructions with HD photos and diagrams

  • Fitting tips


Although primarily intended for use with the Bad Wolf Costumes TNG season 1 admiral jacket pattern, it will also work with the free TNG season 1 admiral jacket pattern I posted here on the STCG recently.

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February 4, 2019

Men's TNG season 1 admiral pattern - now shipping!

 My new (Bad Wolf Costumes) men's TNG season 1 admiral jacket pattern is now shipping!

Thank you, everyone who pre-ordered!

Men's TNG admiral (season 1) sewing pattern




A free sewing tutorial (intended for use with this pattern) is coming soon, so check back regularly and subscribe to my "Costume Guide" e-mail newsletter (upper right corner) for updates!


January 21, 2019

Men's TNG season 1 admiral pattern, Pre-order discount!

My (Bad Wolf Costumes) men's TNG season 1 admiral pattern is now available for pre-order, at a 10% discount!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/662859566/star-trek-sewing-pattern-tng-admiral

Men's TNG season 1 admiral jacket sewing pattern

Patterned directly off the original, screen-used admiral uniform I examined, this graded pattern features authentic paneling, proportions, and hidden zipper closure!

Men’s sizes 34-52 are all included. 

The pattern is printed on two large sheets and also includes a printed copy of text-only instructions. 

Here are some examples of the uniform you'll be able to make with this sewing pattern:

Men's TNG season 1 admiral jacket sewing pattern
Men's TNG season 1 admiral jacket sewing pattern
Men's TNG season 1 admiral jacket sewing pattern
Men's TNG season 1 admiral jacket sewing pattern
Men's TNG season 1 admiral jacket sewing pattern
Men's TNG season 1 admiral jacket sewing pattern
Men's TNG season 1 admiral jacket sewing pattern
Men's TNG season 1 admiral jacket sewing pattern


Pre-order your copy today at a 10% discount! It will begin shipping on Monday, February 4, at point it will be listed at regular price.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/662859566/star-trek-sewing-pattern-tng-admiral

I'm also working on a free sewing tutorial for this jacket, which will be posted here on the blog soon - as well as another SPECIAL project I'll be announcing soon!

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October 19, 2018

TNG season 1 admiral uniform analysis PDF added!

My TNG season 1 admiral analysis is now available as a free PDF download! 

I've added a download link to the TNG admiral (season 1) "analysis contents" page, but you can also download the PDF via the direct link below:

Note that because of the file size, you might not be able to view the PDF online; it may only work as a download. 

Also, I decided to go ahead and do a fully graded (Bad Wolf Costumes) sewing pattern for this jacket, which will be available soon! 

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October 5, 2018

Free TNG season 1 admiral jacket pattern!

As you've probably seen from my TNG season 1 admiral uniform analysis, blog post documenting the jacket, and TNG season 1 admiral jacket video tour, I got a lot of mileage out of the screen-used Admiral Jameson uniform I examined recently.

Free TNG season 1 admiral jacket pattern


In addition to measuring every edge, every nook and cranny of the costume, I actually extrapolated a sewing pattern from it, using a technique I learned from a book called 101 Sewing Secrets from the Singer Sewing Reference Library.
101 Sewing Secrets - Singer Reference Library

Basically, this process entails pinning or hand-basting a layer of muslin to the garment and lightly tracing the seam lines, pleats, etc. with a pencil.

Free TNG season 1 admiral jacket pattern!


I did this for every single piece of the jacket!

Free TNG season 1 admiral jacket pattern!


I transferred my muslin pattern to my dot-and-cross pattern-drafting paper, "true-ing" all the seam lines with the various rulers needed and double-checking everything for accuracy.

Free TNG season 1 admiral jacket pattern!


Then, I added all the appropriate seam/hem allowances to the appropriate edges and traced the pattern onto the large pieces of paper we usually use for our (Bad Wolf Costumes) sewing patterns. 

Luckily for all of you, I play a lot of Tetris (no really, I do!), and I managed to cram every pattern piece onto a single 36” x 48” page!

Free TNG season 1 admiral jacket pattern!


I've since had it scanned at my local copy/print shop, cleaned it up, and digitally labeled it, so it's all ready to go! 

You can download my extrapolated pattern here for free. 

The pattern is a large-format PDF, 36" x 48" black/white. Unless you have a large format printer, you'll need to take it to your local copy/print shop to have it printed.

A few notes on the pattern draft:

  • The finished garment measures approximately 40” around the chest and 33-34” around waist.

  • The grain lines indicate the crossgrain, not the straight grain! Use the horizontal “weave” of the jumbo spandex as a guide.

  • For your convenience, I standardized the seam allowances: ½” everywhere, except for ¾” at the upper back/back yoke and 1" for the zipper. (The seam allowances on the original, screen-used jacket were all over the place.)

  • I reduced sleeve hem allowance to an even 2”. The body hem allowances are the same as on the original, though.

  • I used the same pattern piece for both sleeves and sleeve inserts. (On the original, screen-used jacket, the sleeves and sleeve inserts were slightly different sizes.)

  • Patterning this particular jacket was a bit more difficult than usual because of all the pleats, but I still managed to get really close! Just allow for a little bit for “human error!”


There seems to be a decent amount of interest in this costume - more than I expected, anyway - so I've decided to go ahead and do a graded (Bad Wolf Costumes) pattern for this, using this extrapolated pattern as a base, and it should be ready soon.

In the mean time, though, I hope you enjoy this free pattern! My TNG season 1 admiral sewing tutorial will follow soon after the (BWC) pattern, and you should be able to use it with this pattern, too!

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August 31, 2018

TNG season 1 admiral jacket video tour

As you may recall, I recently had the opportunity to examine an original, screen-used TNG season 1 admiral jacket (Admiral Jameson’s from the episode “Too Short a Season”), courtesy of Angelo Cifaldi. 

I documented it extensively via photos, rulers, measuring tapes, etc., and in addition to my actual TNG season 1 admiral analysis, I gave a sort of "virtual tour" of it in a previous blog post.

Now, I'm delighted to be able to give you an actual VIDEO tour of the jacket!




In this video, we look at the fabric and trims (yes - trims, plural), examine the bizarre interior construction, and I demonstrate the unfastening process with the jacket’s unusual closure system! 

I mention a special surprise at the end, but give me a couple weeks or so and check back here on the blog. I'll also send an e-mail once it's available, so subscribe to my "Costume Guide" e-mail newsletter (upper right) if you haven't already for updates and other goodies!