Swing Variations for the Tabula Rasa Jacket – Digital


Digital patterns and instructions for making a swing-sided Tabula Rasa Jacket, blouse or vest in three download formats for all sizes, XS-3XL.   Also includes swing cuff and ruffled band patterns and tips for working with drapey and sheer fabrics.


Downloadable patterns and instructions for changing the style of the Tabula Rasa Jacket with Swing Variations.  Pattern pieces include an asymmetrical swing side to substitute for the original flared or straight side, a swing cuff, templates to create a curved front and back hemline for the swing side, and a template for creating a single-layer bias band. Includes three download formats in all sizes, XS-3XL.

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 instruction book also contains extensive information and tips for sewing with the drapey and sheer fabrics that are most suited to the swing jacket or vest; these fabrics can be challenging to work with and require special seam and hem finishes. Suggested fabrics include softly draping woven fabrics such as sheer or opaque silks (crepe de chine, jacquard, twill, charmeuse, chiffon or georgette), rayon, tencel, bamboo, wool challis, fine cotton lawn, lace and velvet. An original Tabula Rasa Jacket with a straight or flared side can also be made with stiffer sheers, such as organza, cotton organdy, silk gazaar, and nylon netting.

View samples of swing jackets, blouses and vest in our photo gallery and this video Trunk Show.  Find detailed how-to’s in our blog archive, Sew! Let’s Get Dressed.  To make a fashionable swing-sided vest, see our free download Make a Tabula Rasa Vest.

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.

The patterns and printing directions are now available for download in a zip file. A zip file is a compressed file or folder of files that takes up less storage space and can be transferred to other computers more quickly than uncompressed files. If you have any trouble with our zip files, or if you purchased a digital pattern before we migrated to zip files and are having problems re-downloading your pattern, please contact us.

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


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