Julien Chore Jacket PDF

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Buy the Julien Chore Jacket sewing pattern from Ready to Sew. Inspired by classic workwear, each seam of this jacket is topstitched or enclosed to hold up for a lifetime. This unlined button-up chore jacket features one front chest pocket, two front hand pockets, buttoned cuffs and a real knack for getting things done. Julien’s boxy fit is perfect for layering.

Suggested fabrics: 8 to 14 oz. per square yard (227 to 360 gsm) cotton canvas, cotton denim, moleskin, linen, corduroy.

Fabric requirements: 140 cm wide fabric // sizes 32-44: 185 cm, sizes 46-52: 240 cm.

Sizing: EU 32 – 52 (approx. UK 6 – 22).  Please check the size chart. This pattern includes the new sizes EU 48 – 52. Also available in half sizes.

Style notes: Ready to Sew patterns are designed for a B cup bust and an average height of 165 cm.

This sewing pattern is available in PDF format. The PDF pattern will be available immediately for download after purchase.

PDF pattern includes: A4 and letter print at home PDF pattern, instruction booklet in 3 languages, A0 copy shop file.

Languages: English, French and Spanish.

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Additional information


Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Denim / Corduroy, Linen

Make time

All weekend or longer

Pattern format


PDF Printing

28 Pages, 33 pages

Sewing level



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, UK 18 / US 14 / EU 46, UK 20 / US 16 / EU 48, UK 22 / US 18 / EU 50

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    4 out of 5 Far from a chore


    I had been meaning to make this jacket since its release in Spring. I found the perfect cream cotton and linen blend cream canvas for a bargain £5 per metre back in May but then summer came and the temptation of sewing all the beautiful bright linens in my stash was too great.
    I finally got around to making a wearable toile this weekend. The style is boxy and functional and I felt there was more ease in the finished garment than I was expecting. I combined the cream canvas with ochre top thread and used scraps of ochre cotton lawn for bias binding to bind the seams. Construction was very straightforward though I was momentarily puzzled by the instructions for the back pleat. Ready to Sew have excellent instructions, far more detailed than other French patterns I have made previously. I thought the method of adding the cuffs was clever, though the cuffs were rather narrow in proportion to my buttons. Since my fabric was quite bulky I avoided the French seams and also turned the hem just once with the raw edge once again bias bound. Time taken overall to complete this jacket was about nine hours over two days, so less than suggested in the description.
    With the first hints of Autumn this morning I was so glad to have this casual jacket to slip on with its roomy front pockets. I can’t imagine wearing it buttoned up but I do like the coconut shell buttons I’ve used as a contrast against the pale fabric. If I made another version I would size down.

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    4 out of 5 Julien chore jacket - intermediate sew


    3-2/3 stars? (having a bit of trouble attaching a photo – will keep trying if not here)

    This is a fun sew with a few nice surprises — that I decided to do after the Queen of the Foldline (Kate) gave it a shout out in her vlog. For instance, the cuffs are clever, not sure why everyone doesn’t do them this way. The collar is very easy to put on, but not very elegant.

    The bottom line is that this is not a pattern for the pear shaped individual (aka me) – it accentuates the pear as there is no shoulder structure to help out. Also, I would have to add ease to the hips for it to really fit me (nope, I didn’t make a toile, don’t castigate me) which I should have figured out by looking at pictures of people wearing their Julien makes. Finally, again, not the problem of ReadyToWear styling, but in the end it reads younger than my advanced age. So probably not a pattern I’m going to come back to, there are better fits for me out there. (Maybe my daughters will wear it.)

    I used a medium weight denim twill which I love. Also interfaced the collar.

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    5 out of 5 Ready to Sew- Julien


    This shirt completely and totally surprised me! I love the finished result! On the blog I talk about all the fabric choices and color-blocking. I also talk about doing a small bust adjustment and the sizing!

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    5 out of 5 Julien Chore Jakcket


    I always love the opportunity to pattern test for Ready to Sew, and the Julien jacket certainly didn’t disappoint!

    Julien is a simple boxy jacket, inspired by vintage French workwear, with a few neat bits of detailing to keep things interesting, along with French seams and (my favourite) plenty of topstitching! The sizing runs from 32-52 (it’s the second Ready to Sew pattern available in an extended size range) and the pattern offers half sizes, along with links to extra tutorials on grading between sizes, lengthening or shortening, enlarging the sleeves and doing an FBA.

    I found it really easy and enjoyable to make, particularly as it employs a simple approach to the construction of some ordinarily quite challenging elements of a jacket/shirt – including the back vent, sleeve openings and button placket. I finished mine up in under a day!

    The full review and lots more pictures are available here: http://www.magnificentthread.com/2019/03/ready-to-sew-julien-jacket.html

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