This package contains patterns and instructions for creating a Jean Jacket Variation with your well-fitting Tabula Rasa Jacket pattern. The Jean Jacket details include a self-faced front placket, front and back yoke, two-piece sleeve with placket, and a classic collar with straight cuff or optional ruffled collar and cuff. Choose to add front breast pockets with flaps in one of two sizes. The Jean Jacket may be finished with a hem band and back tabs or with a traditional turned-up hem. Patterns, templates and instructions for all jean jacket features are included in all sizes, XS-3XL. This package does not include patterns for the front, back, and side panel. Please refer to your original Tabula Rasa Jacket pattern for those pattern pieces and size information. The instruction book also includes design tips for choosing fabric, thread and top stitching style as well as directions for sewing a true or faux flat-fell seam.
Denim in a variety of weights and other sturdy fabrics such as cotton twill, home decorator, and corduroy are all appropriate; see direction booklet for more specifics. Ruffled collar and cuff are difficult to execute in heavy weight denim. A lighter weight fabric may also be selected for pocket and flap linings to reduce bulk. The jean jacket requires ½-3/4 yards more fabric than a basic Tabula Rasa Jacket. See back cover for yardage requirements. 6 -12 buttons depending on design choices.