Engineering Radiation Suit – Sewing/DIY Tutorial

Preliminary Notes

Welcome to the OCD sewing tutorial for the movie-era engineering radiation suit!

This tutorial is primarily intended for use with the Tailors Gone Wild movie-era engineering radiation suit sewing patterns.

This project requires advanced sewing 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!

I also highly recommend doing a muslin test (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.             

This project also requires some non-sewing-related DIY for the various accents and components.

(If you’d like to learn more about the original costumes, check out and my corresponding costume examination/analysis.)


I’d like to thank Ray Minarcik for the opportunity to examine (and pattern directly off of) a screen-used engineering radiation suit.

I also want to thank my Ko-Fi supporters for helping me be able to produce sewing/costuming resources like this tutorial and share them online.

If you enjoy this sewing tutorial, please support my costume research on Ko-Fi. 🙂

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