Tribeca Shirt as a Jacket: Quilted with Black Binding
Thanks to Ann for her beautiful Tribeca Shirt! She created a jacket using embroidered silk with silk lining.
The Tribeca Shirt is fun to experiment with using contrasting prints. This garment was made using two Japanese cottons. The body of the garment is a brown gore print, using a coordinating floral as facings. Kathy (pictured) added front, back and sleeve facings for this effect. See below for directions.
a. Cut shirt 2 1/2” shorter. Construct using the instructions, omitting the hemstitching. Make a full front facing from the front piece in contrasting fabric. Cut a back facing approximately 10” down from center back and curving to 3” under the armhole.
b.Cut a facing for the sleeves 6 1/2” deep to allow for rolling up sleeve to make a contrasting cuff.
c.Stitch the front and back darts in the facings.
d.Serge lower edge of back facing and turn in 3/8” to wrong side and stitch to finish.
e.Serge side edge of front to finish.
f.Serge armholes to finish.
g.Stitch front and back facings together at shoulder seams.
h.With right sides together, stitch facing to garment at neck, front and lower front edge.
i.Trim seam and turn to wrong side. Press usual 5/8” in garment back. Tack facing to garment at center back and at side seam.
We can’t seem to get enough of the Tribeca Shirt pattern. It is pictured here using two contrasting Japanese cottons. The body of the garment is a purple floral print, using a contrasting brown print for the facings. The instructions on how to create this jacket are listed with the Brown Gore Print Tribeca also in this Tribeca Shirt gallery. Play up your jackets, as shown here. Layering is everywhere this season; so don’t be afraid to where something lacy underneath your jackets this spring.
Paula McPhee made this wonderful Tribeca Jacket. Here's what she had to say about the experience: "The fabric is a black felted wool that sits on a knit backing. The backing is exposed within the grid pattern like a burnout type of effect. Due to the "burnout" sections, the outside edges are unstable, so I bound them with Ultrasuede. I cut the 10 darts on their seamlines, butted the cut edges, and topstitched them to a strip of Ultrasuede that was on the wrong side. The side seams are overlapped and topstitched. However, the armscye is sewn like a regular seam. The buttons are black and gold Raku, and they sit on a slightly larger diamond-shaped piece of Ultrasuede that is topstitched to the front. Since I didn't want huge buttonholes, the buttons fasten with large black snaps."
Teal Blue Washed Wool Jersey. The Tribeca Jacket with a twist! A front and back yoke was created, edged with stretched and then steamed stripe of jersey "ruffle". Another "ruffle" was created along the center of the upper sleeve. A Latin American reverse applique Mola was added to the back as well.
Another view of Ann's silk Tribeca Shirt. Thanks Ann!
This Tribeca Shirt was created for the International Textiles Expo Fashion Show at the Rio in Las Vegas, NV. This show was in late March 2006. The shirt is made from a blue and pink floral cotton weave for the garment, using a blue and white cotton print for the facings.
Tribeca Shirt: Black Wool Jersey Jacket