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Birgitta Helmersson PDF Zero Waste Gathered Dress Sewing Pattern

A newly updated zero waste gathered dress sewing pattern by Birgitta Helmersson. The new pattern now included both sizes and it goes up to 156cm bust width.

ZW gathered dress is an  oversized pattern with a dropped shoulder, gathered skirt, side pockets and full length button placket with buttons and button holes, which 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.

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£14.00

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Shop, pay, download, print, sew. With this pattern, you will not receive a physical pattern, you will receive a downloadable link via email after purchasing.

Fabric requirements

Size One:

  • Recommended fabric width: 135cm – 155cm
  • Yardage required: 260cm

Size Two:

  • Recommended width: 125cm – 145cm
  • Yardage required: 394.5cm

Size range

  • This is an oversized ONE SIZE style that comes with 2 size options, a size ONE and a size TWO.
  • Size one: max bust measurement 87cm-117cm
  • Size two: max bust measurement 114cm-156cm

 

Supplies you'll need

  • 7-9 buttons approx. 12mm  in size.
  • It is also optional to use a lightweight fusing for the neck band, this is only recommended for very fine fabrics.

Sewing skill level

  • Beginner

PDF contents

  • Instruction for all sizes
  • Cutting plans and templates, printable on A4 paper size

Sewing pattern description

Zero waste gathered dress sewing pattern by Birgitta Helmersson

Method: This zero waste pattern is a downloadable PDF Instruction booklet.  All Birgitta Helmersson sewing patterns are 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.

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.

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