ST:Wrath of Khan - Field Jacket - with photos of other cool people in them

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Fly4v

Sr Member
This is an absolutely beautiful jacket.
Thank you for including a materials list and mixture for dying the fabric.

I almost totally destroyed my wife's sewing machine making a TFA suit and think would be a great way to finish it off.
While you made your patterns from scratch, what would you use as a base if you were to use a commercial pattern?
Also, would you attempt this project without a mannequin?
 

Felgacarb

Sr Member
what would you use as a base if you were to use a commercial pattern?
Also, would you attempt this project without a mannequin?
Thanks!

I have so little experience with real patterns, I'm not sure what commercial one I'd start with... however, the Admiral had a suggestion here:

TWOK Field Jacket in TWOK (The Wrath of Khan - Generations) Forum

That might be worth a try.

I don't think the mannequin is all that needed for this jacket. In fact, I made the shoulders on mine a bit too wide due to my mannequin being off in that respect.

I would go with a darker dye mix than I used- In person the screen used jackets look more like a chocolate brown than the rust red...

If you do decide to finish off the sewing machine making one of these, (and these certainly can kill a sewing machine!) be sure to post pictures!
 

Fly4v

Sr Member
Your work is the gold book standard. Thanks for the advice.
All the STiD talk had me thinking of TWOK, in a better way, but I will post pictures and hope that I come close to yours.
 

vaderdarth

Master Member
Absolutely love your field jackets. Well done sir. I first saw your work here and then I recently joined the 1701st and got to see it all over again. Certainly the Holy grail of Trek costuming after the monster maroon. You have certainly done the project proud! :)

Dave
 

johnhenry13

New Member
Great work on the field jacket. You managed to coax a lot of heavy duty work out of your Pfaff 1222, but unfortunately, you may be wearing it out. It may be time for you to move up to an industrial machine. The state of the art is a Juki 5500 series, I use an older 5410 needle feed in my apparel and costume design business. For heavier work on leather and vinyl you'll need a walking foot machine. These machines can be found on Craigslist for very affordable prices. I still use an all metal vintage Pfaff 260 domestic machine for a lot of work since it is extremely versatile, doing straight and zigzag stitching, and it can use various feet and needles easily. It's a little bit of an investment, but once you use an industrial machine, you'll wonder why it took so long. With an industrial you can make those costumes with speed and efficiency, and very few broken needles!
 

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