This year my oldest daughter wanted to be Captain Janeway from Star Trek: Voyager. I thought that was a great idea, so I decided to make her the uniform and one for me with the science officer colors. I purchased two patterns. One was off eBay designed by Joseph Kerezman and the other was one from Roddenberry.com. As usual, I got started late and had to polish my skills on the fly. The patterns were challenging in that the sizing was a little off and the instructions were vague. I did find a LOT of help from the community at starfleet1701st.yuku.com. Many there had already been through many of the challenges I was having.
I started with my daughters using the Rodenbuerry.com pattern. Besides the vague instructions, I also had to deal with pieces not being quite the right size. As seen here, the yoke at the top and the front panels did not match. There was a serious gap in the front panels.
So I redrew the piece I needed:
Next problem was needing to resize the whole outfit to her. You have to take it out of the middle or the whole thing looks wrong.
I got all the pieces cut and reassembled:
Mine went together much faster since I had to do very few modifications (and I was running out of time). It was a little snug, but otherwise fit well. The under shirt for me was a Champion running shirt while my daughter wore my attempt at making one. The badges were a bit gaudy and I could not work out how to add the rank pips on the collar. Overall, I was pleased with the result and got the bug to make more costumes.