Star Trek: Voyager Duty Jacket Analysis/Tutorial

Welcome to the Bad Wolf Costumes analysis of the Star Trek: Voyager uniform jacket and its corresponding sewing tutorial!

We primarily researched and analyzed the VOY jacket for our sewing pattern, which is available for purchase from our Etsy shop, web site, and eBay store (see right), but we're happy to share our research and findings with you here, as well as the free sewing tutorial intended to accompany our pattern.

A free downloadable PDF version of this analysis/tutorial is available here on the Bad Wolf Costumes web site for your convenience.

Lastly, we'd like to extend a special thank-you to Michael Cowart for his consultation and inspiration, the Starfleet 1701st for being a wealth of information and its board members for contributing, and TrekCore for its enormous library of HD screencaps.

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  2. What type of fabric do you recommend for the lining? Also, if you wanted to add an invisible zipper (like the jumpsuits have), at what step would you do that? Thanks!

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    1. Any lining fabric should work fine; I'm partial to bemberg/rayon lining, myself.

      I'd avoid using an invisible zipper, unless you use the newer separating ones. If you really want a zipper, I'd recommend using a black, lightweight separating jacket zipper and installing it on the underside of the front facing (so the stitching is NOT visible on the front of the jacket).

      - Alex

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    2. And thank you from me, too! These were two of my questions. The third question I have is what about adding pockets? I thought I saw somewhere about adding pockets. Are instructions available for that?

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    3. Hi Jane!

      Recommended pocket opening guides are on the printed pattern, although you're certainly free to position them however you wish.

      The interior pockets are added during the construction of the lining assembly, before it's "married" to the jacket body.

      You can incorporate any type of pocket you wish, using whatever technique(s) you wish. I suggest going with welt or double-welt pockets, simply because they're easy.

      - Alex

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