The Tabula Rasa Jacket is a hip length jacket with a natural shoulder line and square armhole in sizes XS-3XL. The pattern allows the sewer to customize the fit with a choice between AB and CD cup fronts and between a straight and flared side panel. The jacket is finished with a kimono-style band that can be left open or secured with closures.
Detailed instructions aid the sewer in making additional fitting adjustments, if needed, on a mock-up and transferring those adjustments to the paper pattern. Additional fitting help is available on our Jacket Help page, in our dowloadable fitting guide, Common Fitting Adjustments for the Tabula Rasa Jacket, and in Video Tutorials. The instruction book includes design tips and inspiration for creating your unique artful jacket. Once fitted, this versatile pattern can be used to make jackets in all kinds of fabrics for all seasons and all occasions. Please view our Photo Gallery to be inspired by a variety of Tabula Rasa Jackets!
After you have the pattern fitted to your satisfaction, change up the look of your next TRJ with our variations for the Tabula Rasa Jacket including Jean Jacket Variations, Rain or Shine Variations, Sleeve and Cuff Variations, Swing Variations, Band Variations, Pocket Variations and Shirt Variations. More variations are in the works, so be sure to check back to our website.
It is always helpful to have the right interfacing on hand when you are in the middle of a sewing project! Try our four favorite fusible interfacings by ordering an Interfacing Sampler in white or black or ordering your favorites by the yard.
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. Be sure you have created an account on our website so you will be able to access the pattern to download in the future. 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.