Oooh! I just padded my generic dress form out to my measurements (or near enough). Been meaning to for a while, just never got around to it until now.Sooo, after years of making do with bad substitutes, I finally bought a Dritz Twin-Fit dressmaker form. Should be fun.
Oooh! I just padded my generic dress form out to my measurements (or near enough). Been meaning to for a while, just never got around to it until now.
The sad thing is, I've had zero interest in sewing for myself lately. Back in February, I was quite excited about starting a Star Trek Enterprise uniform--found a pattern, fabric, boots, even the shoulder patch and rank pips. But then COVID-19 hit and my fabric source announced there would be a minimum 30-day shipping delay, and then they declared that they weren't going to stock any "non-essential" fabrics during the crisis, which included the fabric I needed, so all of my enthusiasm deflated. (Side note: apparently "essential" equates to "very expensive," because all of their cheap fabrics were taken down, but they had plenty of $80/yd fabric. . . .)
You found a pattern?
Yes! Bad Wolf Costumes has a ton of Star Trek patterns they made after examining the actual uniforms in person and scrutinizing the various shows/movies. They documented (and shared) all the minor variations that can be seen, with a level of OCD attention to detail that I, with my insane perfectionism, can only hope to someday achieve.
They are a bit lacking when it comes to female uniforms, sadly. They have some, just not the one I really want (Voyager jumpsuit). The Enterprise uniform, however, is almost identical when you look at male vs female. Just a couple of darts and a narrower band of elastic for the side waist.
They don't have any Kirk-era uniforms, but if you're able to modify patterns, Dr. Pulaski's medical tunic might be a good starting point for Uhura. Or even the TNG skant?
It's always difficult for me to find hairpieces, because my hair is a hard-to-match shade of dark copper/red.
I got a 10% off coupon for Bad Wolf patterns, so I'm debating whether to order the Enterprise uniform pattern now. Even if I can't get the fabric yet, I could at least do a mockup and start on the necessary alterations.