Frequently Asked Questions
First are the remaining TNG-era uniform patterns in both men’s and women’s versions. These include the various jackets, trousers, admiral, and formal uniform styles.
Then we’ll be circling back around to the DS9/VOY and ENT-era patterns. (We previously released numerous men’s patterns for these uniforms as “Bad Wolf Costumes,” but these will be new and improved patterns – again, including women’s versions.)
Somewhere in the mix will be the fan-favorite TWOK-era “monster maroon” uniform patterns.
There will also be some additional Doctor costume patterns – both Classic and NuWho.
Plus several more fun ones … like the 1989 Joker, the beautiful period suits “Professor Henry/Indiana Jones” wore, and maybe some video game/fantasy stuff too.
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Our sewing patterns are printed on large pages of standard bond paper, rather than the brittle tissue paper.
This results in a thicker, heavier pattern envelope, which we ship as a package/parcel (rather than a large envelope).
We used to ship some of them as large envelopes, but USPS began inconsistently returning some to us for insufficient postage. Now we always ship them as packages/parcels to be safe. 🙂
Unfortunately, packages/parcels are more expensive to ship – especially for international customers (who are also sometimes charged customs fees).
That’s a major reason why we began offering digital pattern downloads! 🙂
No, we don’t currently offer custom-made uniforms/suits/etc. on commission.
Developing more sewing patterns, training, and other resources for aspiring sewing wizards is our top priority.
That said, we do sometimes sell our pattern/tutorial demonstration uniforms in our Etsy shop.
The fabrics we use for our demonstration uniforms are either standard retail fabrics (commonly available) or custom-dyed in-house.
Unfortunately, custom-dyeing fabric yardage in bulk quantities is impractical as we simply aren’t equipped for producing larger runs.
I also plan to eventually post my dye mixes (etc.) on the aforementioned blog and may also offer a fabric-dyeing course here at Tailors Gone Wild.
I suggest joining the “Star Trek Costume Group” on Facebook and looking there for the most up-to-date information.
We have a fun path for members to earn promotions and climb through the ranks. 🙂