Welcome to the OCD sewing tutorial for the TNG-era Starfleet uniform jumpsuit!
This tutorial is intended for use with the Tailors Gone Wild TNG jumpsuit sewing patterns.
NOTE THAT THIS TUTORIAL IS INTENDED FOR USE WITH THE REVISED PATTERNS, RELEASED EARLY 2023.
If you own the original version of these patterns (available from Bad Wolf Costumes circa 2017-2022), I strongly suggest using these new patterns instead. The older patterns go together fine and look the part, but the newer (Tailors Gone Wild) versions were patterned directly off of multiple screen-used uniforms.
Many of the pattern labels and allowances are different on the newer (Tailors Gone Wild) patterns, so this tutorial is specific to these newer ones.
Both the men’s and women’s TNG jumpsuit patterns include four (!) uniform styles:
- The early version of the uniform (primarily seen in the first two seasons)
- The front-zipping later version of the uniform
- The back-zipping “hero” version of the later uniform
- The “Yesterday’s Enterprise” alternate timeline variant
We’ll be covering how to construct each of these uniform styles over the course of this tutorial.
This project requires moderate to advanced sewing/tailoring skills and supplies; if you’re a beginner or novice sewer, I recommend practicing the techniques described in this tutorial to sharpen your skills beforehand.
And if you want to level up your sewing game, check out my Sewing Wizard Training!
As always, I highly recommend doing a practice garment (or two, or three), both to help determine any relevant sizing/fitting information and/or necessary alterations, and to help familiarize yourself with the construction process.
I’d like to thank Angelo Cifaldi for the opportunity to examine (and pattern directly off of) multiple screen-used TNG jumpsuits from his amazing costume collection.
I’d also like to thank Casey Hardy for sharing reference photos of her screen-used TNG jumpsuit.
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