Birgitta Helmersson - ZW Gathered Dress PDF
*Please note you will not receive a physical pattern, you will receive a zip file download. When you purchase the item you will be sent a link to download the files
Method: This zero waste pattern is a downloadable PDF Instruction booklet. It is designed to be drawn directly onto your fabric by using small templates which you can make yourself, or print easily on a home printer. You draw your garment pieces directly onto your fabric by following the step by step instructions. Pieces are broken up into simple blocks which can be modified easily to change lengths, add/remove different design elements and accommodate changing fabric widths.
Description: This is an oversized dress with a dropped shoulder, gathered skirt, side pockets and full length button placket with buttons and button holes. Can be worn as a dress or an open jacket. The skirt seam is designed to sit over the bust. Lengths of bodice and skirt are easily adjustable to your preference. The width of the garment is variable depending on the fabric width you use. Comes with 2 simple hack options, one of which does not require buttons or button holes.
PDF Pattern/Instruction Booklet: Includes measurements in both metric (centimetres) and US imperial (inches). Booklet/Templates are printable on both A4 or US Letter Paper size. You can check the 'Table of Contents' in the PDF booklet to see which page numbers include Templates for printing.
Fabric recommendations: Ideal in a woven linen or cotton with a weight of approx 150-200gsm. Choose something with a bit of drape and something that is not too thick as the gathers can add a lot of fullness.
Sewing level: Advanced Beginner
This is a 'one size' pattern which comes in two size ranges. Due to the zero waste nature of this pattern some design details may change between sizes
Size 1 (EU 36 - 44)
Size 2 (EU 46 - 52)
*Based on using a fabric that is 145cm / 57 inches wide. You can make this dress larger or smaller by choosing a fabric with a wider or narrower width.
-Length, shoulder to hem: 117.5cm / 46 inches
-Bodice length: 34cm / 13 1/4 inches
-Skirt length: 83.5cm / 32 3/4 inches
-Body (around bodice) circumference: 127cm / 50 inches
-Sleeve length, neck to sleeve hem: 54.75cm / 21 1/2 inches
-Sleeve/bicep circumference: 43cm / 17 inches
*Based on using a fabric that is 135cm / 53 inches wide. You can make this dress larger or smaller by choosing a fabric with a wider or narrower width.
-Length, shoulder to hem: 119cm / 46 3/4 inches
-Bodice length: 35cm / 13 3/4 inches
-Skirt length: 84cm / 33 inches
-Body (around bodice) circumference: 152.5cm / 60 inches
-Sleeve length, neck to sleeve hem: 65cm / 25 1/2 inches
-Sleeve/bicep circumference: 55cm / 21 1/2 inches
Recommended Width: 135cm - 155cm / 53 - 61 inches
Yardage required: 260cm / 102 1/4 inches ( approx 2.85 yards)
Notions: Requires 9 buttons (depending on your chosen garment size) approx 12mm / 1/2 inch in size. It is also optional to use a lightweight fusing for the neck band, this is only recommended for very fine fabrics.
Recommended Width: 125cm - 145cm / 49 – 54 inches
Yardage required: 394.5cm / 155 1/2 inches
Notions: Requires 7 buttons, approx 12mm / 1/2 inch in size. It is also optional to use a lightweight fusing for the neck band, this is only recommended for very fine fabrics.