Shirt Variations for the Tabula Rasa Jacket


Patterns and instructions for converting your Tabula Rasa Jacket into a button front shirt or shirt jacket with options for a spread or stand-up collar, rollback or curved cuff, and hem with side slits. Includes all sizes, XS-3XL.  Please select Digital or Print format.

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Patterns and instructions for changing the style of the Tabula Rasa Jacket with Shirt Variations in sizes XS–3XL.  Pattern pieces include a template to transform your basic jacket pattern into a button up shirt or shirt jacket, patterns for a spread and stand-up collar, facings, linings, and a curved cuff to complement the stand-up collar.  Please select Print or Digital format.  Please note: This product does not include all patterns needed for a full jacket; refer to the original Tabula Rasa Jacket pattern for the front, back and sleeve pattern pieces and for size information.  The detailed instruction book includes design tips to sew, stabilize, press and finish shirts. It also contains directions for a variety of design options including a slit hem with a shirttail or faced finish, a rollback sleeve and cuff, and a bonus embellishment technique.

The TRJ Shirt Variations are appropriate for soft or crisp woven fabrics such as cotton shirting, rayon or wool challis, silk twill and blends in light to medium weights.  For a lined shirt jacket, you can move into light to medium weight suitings and bottom weight fabrics such as soft tweeds, twills, gabardines and denim.

View samples of shirts and shirt jackets in our photo gallery.  Find Tabula Rasa Shirt posts in our blog, Sew! Let’s Get Dressed, with detailed how-to’s and inspiration.  You can also search the blog archive for more terms.

About Digital Patterns

Digital patterns are in PDF format and may be downloaded on your computer or mobile device. Each digital pattern may be downloaded three times only, so please save your files in a safe place after downloading. All digital patterns include five files:

  • Directions for how to print your digital pattern
  • A large format pattern that can be taken to a copy shop to print
  • An A0 format pattern that can be taken to a copy shop to print
  • A tiled pattern that can be printed at home on U.S. letter sized paper or A4 paper
  • The Instruction book for your patterns which includes information on design, fabrication, and construction.

For more information on digital patterns, please visit our Digital Patterns FAQ page.

Additional information

Weight .2 lbs
Dimensions 8.5 × 5.5 × .2 in

Digital, Print


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