Free TNG Admiral Uniform Pattern! (season 2 version)

As you may have seen in my previous post, a while back I had the privilege of examining a screen-used TNG admiral uniform from season 2, courtesy of Angelo Cifaldi.

In addition to thoroughly documenting the costume’s dimensions and construction, 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.

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

I did this for every piece of the uniform jacket AND trousers.

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.

Then, I added all the appropriate seam/hem allowances to the appropriate edges and traced the pattern onto the large sheets of paper I usually use for my Tailors Gone Wild sewing patterns.

I’ve since had it scanned at my local copy/print shop, given it a good polish, and digitally labeled it, so it’s all ready to go!

You can download my traced pattern here for free.

The pattern is a PDF, comprised of two large 36″ x 48″ black/white pages.

Click here for instructions for how to print a digital pattern download. 🙂 

A few notes on the pattern draft:

  • This uniform is approximately a men’s size 36 and will best fit a wearer approximately 5’5” tall.

  • The finished jacket measures approximately 40” around the chest and 34” around the waist (the bottom of the jacket).

  • The finished trousers measure approximately 30” around the waist and 37” around the hips.

  • I used the same pattern pieces for both sides of the jacket. (On the screen-used uniform I examined, a couple of the jacket body panels were slightly different sizes.)

  • I used the same pattern pieces for both the jacket shell and lining panels, although there were some minor differences on the original jacket. (Specifically, I omitted the extra back yoke lining “mystery seam” and added an outer sleeve lining seam.)

  • All seam allowances are ½” unless otherwise indicated on the pattern. (Specifically, the trousers’ side seams and inseam have 1” allowances. The front zipper Is 1” as well, but ½” beneath the zipper. Also, the jacket collar’s center back seam allowance is ⅝”.)

  • This traced pattern is VERY close to the original, but you’ll want to allow a tiny margin (say, about ⅛” in any given direction) for “human error.”

FYI, I will probably wind up doing fully graded Tailors Gone Wild sewing patterns for this uniform, provided I can find an acceptable substitute for the metallic yoke/sleeve trim. (The best I’ve found so far is a retail Yaya Han trim, but it’s too wide and only has two rows of studs instead of three.)

Regardless, I hope you enjoy the free pattern. 🙂

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2 Comments

  1. This is absolutely incredible! Thank you so much for offering this for free and showing us your process~ I'm currently workin on the women's skant and your tutorial is amazing! Can't wait to one day attempt this admiral costume for my boyfriend 🙂

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