Jacob by Ready To Sew

Meet Jacob! The newest pattern addition to Ready To Sew!

I was recently introduced to Ready To Sew, and I’m excited to tell you all a little more about this cool company. Raphaelle is the designer behind this beautiful french pattern company, just recently opened. Her patterns are now both in French and English. I have a few other patterns from Ready To Sew, and I’m excited to get working on them.

This pattern! Raphaelle asked if I would test this pattern for her, and I’m so glad she did.  How cool are those godets! Raphaelle’s instructions are fabulous. It’s a really fun shirt to sew up, and pretty quick too. I put mine together in two nights.

I made a few alterations on my pattern. I added 1″ in length to the hem and godets. I also added the two back godets. The original pattern has 4 front godets and no godets in the back. Scroll down to the bottom and I’ll show you how I added mine.

For the shirt, I used a lightweight cotton lawn I scored at Hancock Fabrics for $2 a yard. For my godets, I used a light blue chambray linen I had left over from my pillows I made a few posts back.

I sewed up a size 38, but I probably should have gone with a 36 (where my measurements are). My shirt fits a little looser than it should, but I’m actually really happy with it. (Especially since it’s so hot here right now!!). It’s very light and flowy.

To add the back godets (I used the bigger godet for my back godets), slightly alter your two back pieces where they would join when sewn together. Take your godet pattern (mine is folded in half) and line it up to the two edges, and draw your new line:

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Cut off the excess on both pattern pieces, and sew your godets in just as you did the others, following Raphaelle’s instructions. Super easy. Hope you love Jacob as much as I do!



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