Starfleet Science Officer
Class A Uniform
Last Updated: 06-08-2012
This uniform design is a combination of the "Monster Maroon" uniforms of movies II-IV, and the grey-shouldered uniforms of First Contact and later. A friend has dubbed them the "Monster Greys". :)
I started with an 80s style cross-front jacket pattern from McCall that is VERY close to the Monster Maroon uniform pattern. I worked out the pattern for the yoke. The jacket is made of a poly gabardine, and the grey shoulder parts are a light suiting material. There was a LOT of hand-sewing, since all the bias trim needed to be tacked down by hand, and the quilting on the yoke took foreeeeever. Definitely worth it, though. :)
The shirt was made using a simple shirt pattern that I modified to have the front zip and standing collar. I had to dye the fabric to the right colour, since it was impossible to find a stretch knit in the proper colour. I started with a sky blue knit, and used a 1-1 mixture of RIT teal and RIT dark green to get it to the right colour.
There are a couple of things I'd like to change before I can really call it complete. I lined the jacket front and the overlap with divisional tan like in the Maroons (command division had white, everyone else had tan), but I think that I would be happier with it if it was in science division teal. I think it would bring it more into the 24th century. I also want to put a stripe of science division teal down the sides of the skirt to help tie it in to the jacket and shirt more solidly. :) But, for a first shot, I'm very happy with it!
See more pics and in-progress info on the uniform on my costume blog:
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