James sailor jacket

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Discover the James Fisherman’s Smock sewing pattern.

This is the traditional style of fisherman’ smocks originally worn by them to keep their woolen jumpers underneath clean. This classic workwear garment is perfect for outdoor life and fits nicely with a sweater under for chilly days but you could also wear it with over a T-shirt for chilly summer nights. It is called «vareuse» in french. You will love the neat and strong construction of this garment and its discrete charm.

  • Front opening fastened with 1 button
  • Inside chest pocket
  • Dolman sleeves
  • Decorative and functional topstitching
  • Big kangaroo pocket or side pocket
  • Side slits
  • Curved hem


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Strong woven fabrics, such as denim, cotton twill, cotton canvas, gabardine, medium weight linen, coated linen.


  • 32 - 36: 185 x 140 cm
  • 38 - 46: 220 x 140 cm


1 button

How do digital patterns work?

You will receive an email containing a unique URL to download your pattern directly after your purchase is complete. This pattern will be delivered to you in .zip file format and will need to be opened on a computer as iPads cannot read these files. 

What files are included in the .zip folder?

  • Print at home pattern (A4-LETTER)
  • A0/wide copyshop file
  • Instruction booklet (French-English)

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