|Pattern Description: I bought this pattern from eBay intergalactic in 2009. It's for a Starfleet male officer's duty uniform. It was seen in "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" to "Generations," several "Next Generation" episodes, and the "Voyager" episode "Flashback." It was designed by Robert Fletcher. It consists of a jacket, shirt, and pants. The jacket is double-breasted, fitted, & hip-length; with a round neckline & long two-piece set-in sleeves; and is maroon in color with black trim & division-color right-shoulder strap & left-sleeve band. The shirt has a turtleneck band, long one-piece set-in sleeves, and a back zipper; and is division color. The pants have elastic at the waist, are black in color, and are similar to those worn during Captain Kirk's famous five-year mission aboard the Enterprise. The division color code in the movies is white for command, sky blue - sciences, olive green - medical corps, gold - engineering/security, gray - operations, and red - cadet corps. I made all three uniform parts.|
Pattern Sizing: The jacket came in sizes S-XL, and the shirt & pants in size XS-XL. I made all three size XL.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, it looked like the movie still photos printed on the pattern sheets.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, they were reasonably easy.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like that it makes a handsome & reasonable Starfleet uniform. I have no actual dislikes.
Fabric Used: Berry, black, & white cotton broadcloth for the jacket; white cotton jersey for the shirt; and black cotton broadcloth for the pants. The reasons I chose the fabrics is that I liked them, and that Kirk's & Spock's uniforms had white contrast.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Jacket: I trimmed 1 1/2" from the lower left facing, and lengthened the left-sleeve bands to fit the sleeve.
Shirt: I trimmed 4 1/2" from the sleeves.
Pants: I shortened the inseam to 30", and put in a pocket from Simplicity's scrubs pattern 4644.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I decided that one uniform from the pattern is plenty. Yes, I'd recommend it to others.
Conclusion: The uniform was great fun to make. I wore it to work on Halloween. Some Trekkies and others liked to see it.