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Space Ranger

Added Mar 18, 2012

by katexxxxxx

Sittingbourne, U...






A Space Ranger uniform based on the 1950’s Dan Dare, Pilot of the Future concept. Dan Dare’s uniforms were based on RAF uniforms of the day. We had an RAF officer’s tunic to copy for details like the pockets and the belt loops, the front reveres, and other structural idea.

This is another Jolly Dicey creation. Looking at the time sheets, Su and I spend the same number of hours onthis one. She did many of the main seams and the buttonholes and other bits. I did the zip, the pockets, the collar, the belt, and many other pieces as well as some main seams

Material Notes

We used an all wool Barathea, lined with Bremsilk, a cupro lining. It was tailored using fusible tailoring methods. The collar felt was cut from a very splendid off-cut of black 100% cashmire Melton!




Garment Type
Cotton, Suiting, Wool

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    Mar 25, 2012, 11.21 PMby nessys

    This is fab Darl! The details of the pockets and belt are, once again, perfection! I bet she had a ball wearing this outfit and she looks like she just stepped out of one of Dr Who’s adventures. It was nice you could use your Dad’s uniform for direction.

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      Mar 26, 2012, 07.27 AMby katexxxxxx

      Ta! It was greatly appreciated. She was looking for lots more opportunities to wear it. :)

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    Mar 21, 2012, 09.31 AMby bjr99

    Great looking outfit! It’s always nice to have a garment for design reference to work from. Using pictures in books is great but you can’t peek around the back and see what it looks like as well!

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      Mar 21, 2012, 01.33 PMby katexxxxxx

      Thanks. :) I couldn’t have worked out the pocket construction from pictures alone. They are… Interesting! And having a bit of ‘Gieves the Thieves’* artwork to follow was certainly a blessing!

      *RAF nick-name for Gieves and Hawkes of 1, Saville Row.

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    Mar 20, 2012, 08.46 PMby Otto Schlunzenstück

    Space Ranger? Or East German railroad conductor?


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    Mar 20, 2012, 01.03 PMby tanuyadav

    Waaw the dress looks great!!

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      Mar 20, 2012, 04.30 PMby katexxxxxx

      Thanks. :)

      Culottes are SO practical when you are a spaceship pilot! ;)

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    Mar 19, 2012, 01.01 PMby katexxxxxx

    Thank you. ‘Culottes’ is the correct spelling, but since we were refering to them as the ‘cool-ottes’ by the end of fitting, I rather like your version. :)

    The pattern was drafted from scratch for the whole outfit. As so many of our customers come in non-standard sizes and want ‘different’ or historically themed stuff, we usually find it easier just to draft.

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    Mar 19, 2012, 10.13 AMby SENEBO

    really great outfit, nice detailing on jacket, love the coolottes( can’t remember the correct spelling) were they self drafted or from a pattern? i can’t find a pattern any where for some and being a larger lady these look fab
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