Voyager jumpsuits

  • Voyager jumpsuits

     Tom updated 2 weeks ago 3 Members · 8 Posts
  • Luke

    Member
    October 16, 2021 at 9:13 am

    The Voyager jumpsuit was the first style of uniform that I attempted to make. By this point, I’ve made 8 of them; it took me three tries to get the sizing right for me, two tries for my sister, two tries for my brother, and I made one for my Dad as well. These are my first version attempts that I made… 5 years ago? I’ve since made a new, better fitting Janeway with a slightly darker shade of berry (rather than the bright red I have here) for my sister as well as a more comfortable science jumpsuit for myself.

  • Luke

    Member
    October 16, 2021 at 9:27 am

    My new and better-fitting Voyager jumpsuit. I may want to redo the undershirt at some point. The fabric seemed alright to me when I made it, but now that I’m starting to have a collection of uniform fabric cards to compare to, these ones are a bit lighter in colour than they ought to be.

    Incidentally, I made the bunny’s uniform as well, which is why the colours match so exactly with my jumpsuit. I drafted a pattern for him taking inspiration from the way the Playmates 9″ jumpsuits were constructed since I thought those looked really good. This is his third jumpsuit (always takes a few tries to get it exactly right).

    • This reply was modified 1 month, 2 weeks ago by  Luke.
  • Obsessive Costuming Dude (Alex)

    Organizer
    October 20, 2021 at 5:46 pm
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    That is so cool!

    And great job with all the fitting – especially on your personal uniform. 🙂

    The original gray fabric color varied considerably over the many years this uniform was in use, so I wouldn’t sweat it unless you favor a particular color/production year. Dark gray, bluish-gray, purple-ish gray, neutral gray, light/pale gray … they were all used, so even when striving for “accurate” colors it’s mostly a matter of personal preference.

    And excellent job with the bunny, too. Did you name it Kukalaka? 😉

    • Luke

      Member
      October 25, 2021 at 8:43 pm

      😀

      No, I did not name the bunny Kukalaka, but Andrew. A Build-A-Bear Pawlette, he was a gift to my wife that we made together about 8 years ago when we started dating. I made his first Starfleet uniform about a year later and he has accompanied us on every trip we’ve ever taken together.

      My wife only started watching through all of TOS, TNG and Stargate SG-1 with me about a year ago. DS9 and Voyager (I grew up on Janeway, though DS9 has since become one of my favourite Star Treks) are still on the watch list for a future year.

  • Tom

    Member
    November 12, 2021 at 7:32 am

    These costumes really look great! The VOY jumper is also on my (neverending) to do list 🤓 Aiming a red and gold one…

    • Luke

      Member
      November 15, 2021 at 8:34 pm

      Thanks! After the complexity of the First-Contact / NEM uniforms which you’ve already had success with (great job on those too, by the way!) the Voyager jumpsuit should be a breeze: no quilt lines or mitered trims to worry about!

      One modification I’ve started making on my more recent jumpsuits (now that I’ve gotten more familiar with the construction process), is installing invisible zippers into the side seams to create hidden pockets. It’s hardly noticeable to the casual observer; the zipper pull tab largely gets camouflaged by the elastic waistband anyways. Pockets are useful.

      • Tom

        Member
        November 19, 2021 at 3:01 pm

        Thanks for your kind words!

        And yes, I‘ll definitely give it a try.

        And good idea on the pockets!!

  • Luke

    Member
    November 15, 2021 at 8:33 pm

    Thanks! After the complexity of the First-Contact / NEM uniforms which you’ve already had success with (great job on those too, by the way!) the Voyager jumpsuit should be a breeze: no quilt lines or mitered trims to worry about!

    One modification I’ve started making on my more recent jumpsuits (now that I’ve gotten more familiar with the construction process), is installing invisible zippers into the side seams to create hidden pockets. It’s hardly noticeable to the casual observer; the zipper pull tab largely gets camouflaged by the elastic waistband anyways. Pockets are useful.

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