Ready to Sew James Sailor Jacket

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Buy the James Sailor Jacket sewing pattern from Ready to Sew. This is a new take on the traditional fisherman’s smock, once worn by fishermen to keep their woollen jumpers clean. This classic workwear garment is perfect for outdoor life and fits nicely with a sweater underneath, but you could also wear it over a T-shirt for chilly summer nights. You’ll love the neat and strong construction of this garment and its discrete charm. Features include a front opening fastened with a button, inside chest pocket, dolman sleeves, decorative and functional topstitching, a big kangaroo pocket or side pocket, side slits and a curved hem.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following formats:

– PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). What is a PDF?

– PDF pattern + Printed A0 copy shop (We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you’ll need to download the digital instructions, as we don’t print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day). What is Copy Shop?

Note: In the A0 version, pattern pieces overlap. If you choose copy shop printing, we will send you an extra copy of the pattern sheet so you do not need to trace.

Suggested fabrics: Medium to heavy weight woven fabrics such as denim, cotton twill, cotton canvas, gabardine, medium weight linen, coated linen, moleskin.

Fabric requirements: Sizes 32 – 36: 185 x 140 cm // Sizes 38 – 46: 220 x 140 cm.

Sizing: EU 32 – 46 (approx. UK 6 – 16). Please check the size chart.

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; A4/letter print-at-home pattern (26 pages); A0 copy shop pattern (1 sheet). This is a layered PDF so you can select your size(s) before printing. Note: This pattern must be printed in colour.

Languages: French and English.

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Additional information


Denim / Corduroy, Heavyweight Cotton, Linen

Make time

All day

Sewing level

Confident Beginner, Intermediate


UK 6 / US 2 / EU 34, UK 8 / US 4 / EU 36, UK 10 / US 6 / EU 38, UK 12 / US 8 / EU 40, UK 14 / US 10 / EU 42, UK 16 / US 12 / EU 44

Pattern format

PDF, PDF pattern + Printed copy shop (+£7.00)

PDF Printing

26 pages

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