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Old October 20 2009, 06:32 PM   #1
BonnieMJ82
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Doll sized Star Trek Uniform?

I'm new here.. so I hope this is the right place to post this.

I'm trying to cheer up a friend by making a Jadzia Dax doll for her. I have a very small 6" tall doll that I am repainting to look like Jadzia.. and now all I have left is to sew her uniform. I have some experience sewing doll clothes, but this particular project is throwing me for a loop.

Does anyone know of a site that would help here? Or anyone have any personal experience sewing small Star Trek uniforms?
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Old October 20 2009, 07:01 PM   #2
Cary L. Brown
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Re: Doll sized Star Trek Uniform?

BonnieMJ82 wrote: View Post
I'm new here.. so I hope this is the right place to post this.

I'm trying to cheer up a friend by making a Jadzia Dax doll for her. I have a very small 6" tall doll that I am repainting to look like Jadzia.. and now all I have left is to sew her uniform. I have some experience sewing doll clothes, but this particular project is throwing me for a loop.

Does anyone know of a site that would help here? Or anyone have any personal experience sewing small Star Trek uniforms?
I have no real experience with this sort of thing at all, but (as an engineer) I think I can see how you'd go about doing it:

1) Get the pattern for the costume (these are available in lots of places, though I don't remember where I've seen them, since I've never really been paying that much attention).

2) Scale it down appropriately.

3) Choose a "scaled-down" fabric (which looks right, but is very thin compared to the material the real costumes were made from.

4) Figure out how to do the insignia. For the "rank pips" that's easy... little dots of elastomeric paint should do the trick. As for the "chevron" comm badge, that's more complicated, but not terribly so... just very tedious, as far as I can see, as you'd have to "hand-carve" the thing, then paint it.

I'm not into sewing, but I can't imagine that the basic rules would vary much, beyond that, would they?
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Old October 21 2009, 12:51 AM   #3
Albertese
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Re: Doll sized Star Trek Uniform?

Most 6" figures I know of have the costume sculpted on, not a separate cloth affair. Most action figures with cloth costumes are 11"-12" (like Barbie or G.I. Joe) But the Mego figures had cloth costumes and they were 9" IIRC. I bet you could pull it off at 6". let see the results!

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Old October 21 2009, 05:47 AM   #4
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Re: Doll sized Star Trek Uniform?

Reproheads.com makes silk screened Trek suits for 7" and 8" Megos.Since Megos are really 6 1/2" and 7 1/2" inches tall they may fit ok as is. If not, I'm sure it would be easier to start with one of these and refit it as needed. He already has patterns for DS9 uniforms.
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