a. Pull sleeve into space between jacket and lining
b. Align sleeve lining with armscye lining starting at back side seam, pin in place easing cap as needed
c. Sew sleeve lining to torso
d. Turn sleeve right side out, test fit, and adjust if necessary
e. Pull sleeve back into space between jacket and lining
f. Align hems of sleeve and sleeve lining right sides together, pin in place and sew
g. Turn sleeve right side out, test fit, and adjust if necessary
h. Press sleeve hem from inside
<p>A friend pointed me to this Instructables page for help making my own uniform. I couldn't have done it without your advice. I have not yet attached the belt loops, as you can see. You were right about the sleeves not matching at all with the Roddenberry pattern. I did manage to &quot;ease&quot; them down on the torso to make them work, however. Also, I'd like to correct you on one small issue: the right inside facing/lining is not white--it is actually the &quot;self&quot; maroon fabric. If you look at how Uhura wears her uniform in STIII, you'll see she folds down both lapels, revealing a red interior facing on the right side. </p><p>That said, your instruction was invaluable. I could not have done this without your help. Here are the results!</p>
<p>Looks great! I'm glad it was useful. The interior/flap color is based on department, I made a Command jacket which is white, reference: </p><p>http://www.st-spike.org/pages/uniforms/2278-2350/divisions.htm . If you were replicating a crew member their uniform could change over the course of the movies with thier position in the chain of command.</p>
<p>What material did you use for your jacket</p>
<p>Wool/synthetic blend (elastic) for the shell, polyester/rayon for the li).ning (whatever was on sale). See step 2 for a dissertation on fabric.</p>
<p>I just want to say thank you SO much for this Instructable! I would have been so lost with the original pattern's instructions. Your step by step plus pictures was very helpful. This is the most complicated thing I've ever sewed. </p>
<p>It looks great! So glad I could help :)</p>
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Did you buy the patterns or did you make them yourself?
<p>I used the Rodenberry.com pattern for the basic parts, then created my own lining and interfacing patterns as noted.</p>
How much fabric was need to construct the jacket?
<p>About 5 yds just to be safe</p>
<p>I don't have access to my pattern to check the recommendations (moving/storage etc). I tend to over buy &quot;just in case&quot; I make a mistake, and purchased 3yds shell fabric but don't remember on the others It also will depend on the width of your fabric, there seems to be a general rule that the fancier/more expensive a fabric is, the narrower as well. I recommend you check the </p><p><a href="http://starfleet1701st.yuku.com/directory#.TynGl-xJJQg" rel="nofollow">http://starfleet1701st.yuku.com/directory#.TynGl-x...</a> site as they will likely already have it posted or have plenty of experienced folk to reply.</p><p>Good luck.</p>
Superb instructable, you saved my bacon as the lack of an exploded view meant I hadn't a clue about the order of construction. Thanks so much!!!
Didn't the movie costumes use magnets to secure the flap?
According to everything I read, the actual jackets used snaps, but the designer (Robert Fletcher) liked the idea of magnets as futuristic and used the chain to convey that. I actually looked at using magnets instead of snaps, but decided it wasn't worth the trouble or expense. I would have wanted strong magnets that would work through fabric, but wouldn't want then too big, and I couldn't think of a good way to secure them except with glue that might leave a hard residue.
I guess you could sew them into pockets between 2 pieces of ribbon, then sew the ribbon between the lining and red fabric. Those strong magnets are pretty expensive though.
That is some of the best craftsmanship or craftswomanship I have seen in this part of the galaxy. Thanks for the detail on the bespoke uniform.
You have no idea how flattering it is to have this called bespoke, here I just thought it was OCD taking over. ;) Thanks

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