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Topic: Ill-fitting Battlestar pants? Recon those fatigues! Or any high pant - picsorama  (Read 8766 times)
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La Maestra
« on: March 26, 2009 06:00:01 PM »

So you see the stars wearing their hot army fatigues on Battlestar Galactica

But you put those puppies on, and they sag in the butt, blouse out at the hips, and come up to your chest.  (Sorry, no before pic, but if you've ever gotten those BDU's and put them on, you know how unflattering they are on the female form)

You can change all that - and end up with this...much better than the original baggy high pants!  (Don't mind the model, she is not a movie star...)

First, you've followed the tutorial on SciFiHero.net by Lostncybr (Green BSG BDU Colonial Fleet Utility Uniform), and modified the belt loops on a regular pair of army BDU fatigues.  Then, you fold the waistband over until the bottom of the belt loop touches the top of the back pockets - the same all the way around.

You'll need some hidden pleats or it will be blousy:
Next to the back pockets

Side seam

Sew all the way around, staying on the original seam for the bottom of the belt loops and top of back pockets - there will be a fold of fabric going up on the inside - just tack it in place so it stays up (or cut it off - I liked how it stiffened the waist band up, though, so I left it)

Final butt shot - the pleats don't show, and not baggy!

Final waist - I used too dark of a thread, and you can see where I tacked the folded fabric up, but the belt will cover it.

Now.. you are not ready for the frumpy ol' military, but you are ready for a Battlestar!  Well, almost - I just finished the shirt
- almost done with the rest.

I think this could work with some of my other pants that are too big on me, or too high waisted - just thought I'd share in case it could be helpful!
« Last Edit: March 26, 2009 06:03:18 PM by La Maestra » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2009 06:12:02 PM »

Awesome!  Great job!

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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2009 06:14:10 PM »

I love BSG and Kara Thrace too! I have been wanting to do the uniform for a halloween costume, but keep chickening out. It's almost as cool as Caprica's legendary red dress. Did you just put a raceback tank backwards, or did you alter one?
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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2009 06:48:00 PM »

I love BSG and Kara Thrace too! I have been wanting to do the uniform for a halloween costume, but keep chickening out. It's almost as cool as Caprica's legendary red dress. Did you just put a raceback tank backwards, or did you alter one?

I got an extra large Tshirt from the thrift store and used it for fabric - I drafted the pattern from a backwards racerback, but I had to make the shoulder strap less flared - on the BSG shirt the strap edge is pretty parallel, then all of a sudden it flares out, so it's a little different than a racerback cut, but not much.  If I could have found a racerback that was the right color and wasn't rib-knit, I'd have used it.  Why wait for Halloween?  Make the costume and go to a Sci Fi convention!
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2009 07:12:44 PM »

OMG this is great. I'm not a Battlestar Galactica fan, but when I was going through basic training for the AF, one of the resounding complaints from the women were the ill-fitting uniforms!!!! HAHA. we all couldn't wait to get out of basic and get those suckers tailored!! you did a GREAT job!
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« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2009 06:21:23 AM »

Wow, very detailed, nice work!

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« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2009 09:01:57 AM »

I love this tut! I wish the real Army would love me do that.

« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2012 08:25:33 AM »

May I ask how you did the piping for the tank top?
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« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2012 08:01:12 PM »

Moosedoom- sorry,it's been about a year since I've been on craftster.  I made the shirt a few years ago, but if I recall right, I used extra fabric that I cut from the bottom and applied it like binding. It twists weird in the wash because it wasn't on the bias,so I have to iron it.  Next time I will try to get 2 of the same shirt so i can get bias cut strips.
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