Jean Luc Picard Jacket - Star Trek TNG

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by Felgacarb, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. Felgacarb

    Felgacarb Well-Known Member

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    Since I still had some microsuede left over from previous projects, I decided it was time to attempt a Star Trek: The Next Generation costume. I've never made a TNG outfit before.

    Since I love jackets, I chose to start with Picard's, first seen in the 5th season episode "Darmok":

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    Of course, that was the only episode that featured that version of the jacket- in all subsequent appearances in the last three seasons we saw this version, that was not leather:

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    So that is the one I went for.

    Step one, the tee shirt and sharpie pattern method:

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    Then on to paper patterns- first for a scrap material mock-up, then the real thing.

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    Again, I'm using fusible interfacing on almost all of the microsuede pieces to give it the proper body.

    Putting the detail stitching stripes onto the shoulder parts:

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    These also got a layer of stuffing to pad them a bit.

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    It is not difficult, just very, very tedious.

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    Then came the assembly:

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    After that I made a lining and installed it. The last steps were the waistband and cuffs- just like the shoulders- extra padding a lots of tedious sewing.

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    Attaching these gave me problems. I had hopped to accomplish these final steps on the overlock machine, but with all the padding, it proved too thick for my machine to handle. So I used the regular machine (And I'll have to deal with the inside edges another way.)

    So here it what it looks like- I haven't yet made the correct shirt or pants, so I substituted my Scotty pants & shirt for now:

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    Thanks for looking!
     
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  2. MooCriket

    MooCriket Master Member

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    Looks great:thumbsup. Very well done!
     
  3. Risu

    Risu Master Member

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    You know I'm gonna have to try that on next time I see you, right? Haha. Excellent work, and a jacket I wouldn't mind owning myself. Very cool.
     
  4. Felgacarb

    Felgacarb Well-Known Member

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    Definitely!

    I'll have to see if Jo-Ann's still has that large black corduroy so I can start on the proper shirt to go with it...
     
  5. Got Maul

    Got Maul Official Licensee RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Awesome work. I was JUST talking to my team about this.
     
  6. Risu

    Risu Master Member

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    They do, at least my store does. It's a regularly stocked item, never goes away.
     
  7. Cal

    Cal Well-Known Member

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    That looks awesome.
     
  8. kczimmy

    kczimmy New Member

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    I can certainly appreciate the time and craftsmanship that went into that piece. I would wear it proudly!

    Kurt
     
  9. Felgacarb

    Felgacarb Well-Known Member

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    Right on!


    Got Maul- I'm not surprised- this one seems like a natural.

    Cal & kczimmy- Thanks!
     
  10. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Looking good as usual!

    I always loved that Jacket

    I used to sell them made out of Ultra-Suede back when that Episode first aired.

    I was talking to Levar and he thought the first one was made out of Buckskin
     
  11. vader71

    vader71 Sr Member

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    Looks amazing!
     
  12. tim

    tim Sr Member

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    Great work! I've always liked this jacket and thought we should have seen more of it on the show.
     
  13. khitomer

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    Looks great!

    How much material did you need to complete this?
     
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  14. Felgacarb

    Felgacarb Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, Khitomer-

    Not very much. Less than a yard of the black, and about 2 & 1/2 of the red microsuede. Then perhaps 3 yards of a lining material, 3 yards of the fusible interfacing, a bit of batting for the shoulders, cuffs & waist. And those tiny hook & eye fasteners that have to be hand stitched on...

    I got to wear it to the prop party:
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    Sadly, I was out of focus much of the day...
     
  15. animefan

    animefan Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    wow thats a beauty, I want one.
     
  16. capthunter

    capthunter New Member

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    Nice job! Hope it's not an imposition, but I'm working on one of these myself and had a question.

    I have the Rodd.com patterns from about 15 years ago, and they have the quilting width at one inch. That looks too large to me, 3/4 inch feels better but I was wondering what width you used?

    Thanks in advance, and hope you don't mind me asking. :)
     
  17. thenewpanther

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    That's a cool Idea for a motorcycle jacket, same color scheme but all vinyl(or leather if you can afford it lol) with a star fleet badge sewn in, once again great job.
     
  18. Felgacarb

    Felgacarb Well-Known Member

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    Sorry it took me so long to see this! I did use 3/4 of an inch width for all my quilting.
     
  19. capthunter

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    That's okay, and thanks for getting back to me. Appreciate it. :)
     

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