Free TNG Medical Smock Pattern!

As you’ve probably seen from my TNG medical smock analysis and detailed costume examination, I got a lot of mileage out of the screen-used Dr. Pulaski uniform I examined recently, courtesy of Angelo Cifaldi.

In addition to thoroughly documenting the costumeโ€™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, darts, etc. with a pencil.

I did this for every single piece of the smock.

In addition to the shape of the pieces themselves, I also noted the direction of the grain, as well as all the various seam/hem allowances (etc.).

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 (formerly Bad Wolf Costumes) sewing patterns.

Luckily for all of you, I play a lot of Tetris, and I managed to cram every pattern piece onto a single 36โ€ x 48โ€ page!

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 large-format PDF, 36″ x 48″ black/white.

Click here for instructions for how to print a digital pattern download. ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

A few notes on the pattern draft:

  • The finished garment measures approximately 38โ€ around the bust and 33 ยฝโ€ around waist.

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

  • The neckline trim and yoke piping pieces were extrapolated based on the length of the original seam lines, rather than tracing the actual pieces.

  • There were slight discrepancies on the right and left sides of the garment; I made it symmetrical.

  • I took the liberty of rotating the inner/under-sleeve seam slightly forward so it matched the side seam.

  • I reduced the sleeve hem allowance to an even 2โ€. (The original was 2 โ…œโ€.)

  • The bottom of the screen-used smock was simply cut to length and left unhemmed; I added an optional 1โ€ hem allowance around the bottom.

  • This traced pattern is VERY close to the original, but you’ll want to allow a tiny margin (say, about โ…›โ€ in any given direction) for โ€œhuman error.โ€

(FYI, this is the exact pattern I used as a base for my graded Tailors Gone Wild TNG medical smock pattern.)

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the free pattern. ๐Ÿ™‚

If you appreciate this pattern download and would like to see more like it, please support my costume research on Ko-Fi.

Every bar of gold-pressed latinum goes toward producing more sewing/costuming resources like this, for everyone interested in Star Trek costumes. ๐Ÿ™‚

Share on facebook
Share on pinterest
Share on tumblr
Share on linkedin
Share on twitter

Leave a Reply