Enjoy 10% off your first order →
Free UK delivery over £65

Birgitta Helmersson PDF Zero Waste Tiered Dress Sewing Pattern

Zero waste tiered dress sewing pattern by Birgitta Helmersson is is made up of 3 separate cutting plans which can be mixed and matched to make 4 different dresses.

A short dress with thin straps, long dress with thin straps, short dress with sleeves and long dress with sleeves.

This dress has an above the bust self lined panel, the A-line dress below this is gathered on. There is also a bottom gathered tier that can be added to the dress and a gathered sleeve with an elasticated hem.

The sleeve is hand sewn to the strap and underarm after the dress has been fully made.

This pattern comes with 10 size options, an XS-6XL (hip 86-152cm / 34″-60″), with all sizes included in the one pattern purchase.

Follow #zwtieredress for more Zero Waste Birgitta Helmersson sewing inspo

£14.00

This is a digital download :)

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

  • This varies depending on the size and garment view you are making, see garment views / yardage requirements image for more details.

Size range

Comes with 10 size options:

  • XS: bust 81-86cm / 32-34″, hip 86-91cm / 34-36″
  • S: bust 86-91cm / 34-36″, hip 91-96cm / 36-38″
  • M: bust 91-96cm / 36-38″, hip 96-101cm / 38-40″
  • L: bust 96-101cm / 38-40″, hip 101-106cm / 40-42″
  • XL: bust 101-106cm / 40-42″, hip 106-112cm / 42-44″
  • 2XL: bust 106-111cm / 42-44″, hip 112-120cm / 44-47″
  • 3XL: bust 111-119cm / 44-47″, hip 120-128cm / 47-50″
  • 4XL: bust 119-127cm / 47-50″, hip 128-136cm / 50-53″
  • 5XL: bust 127-135cm / 50-53″, hip 136-144cm / 53-56″
  • 6XL: bust 135-143cm / 53-56″, hip 144-152cm / 56-60″

Supplies you'll need

More detailed measurements provided for each size in CUTTING PLANS

  • VIEW A, B, C, D: Binding to finish underarm, OPTIONAL light weight fusing for front and back bodice lining (B + D).
  • VIEW A, C: Contrast or remnant fabric to cut straps.
  • VIEW B, D: Binding to finish sleeves, elastic for sleeve hem.

Sewing skill level

  • Beginner

PDF contents

  • Instruction for all sizes
  • There is a separate cutting plan booklet for sizes XS-2XL and 3XL-6XL which include detailed measurements and templates.

Sewing pattern description

Zero waste tiered dress sewing pattern by Birgitta Helmersson

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.

On all Birgitta Helmersson patterns 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: This works best with lightweight woven fabrics in cotton, linen, silk or viscose. A weight of approximately 80-160gsm is ideal

Note, if you are not using the sleeve then the strap for the dress will need to be cut from a contrast or remnant fabric.

There are 2 different pattern layout options for this dress, which vary slightly depending on what size you are using.

Suggested fabrics for the Birgitta Helmersson PDF Zero Waste Tiered Dress Sewing Pattern

Recently viewed

You've had your eye on...

Cotton Twill Fabric with Stretch in Khaki Animal Print

Cotton Twill Fabric with Stretch in Khaki Animal Print

£17.00 per metre
Yarn Dyed Cotton Denim Fabric in Pink Stripe

Yarn Dyed Cotton Denim Fabric in Pink Stripe

£16.00 per metre
12oz Washed Denim Fabric in Dark Blue

Remnant – 12oz Washed Denim Fabric in Dark Blue 1.64

£29.52
mid blue denim fabric

Remnant – 12oz Washed Denim Fabric in Mid Blue 1.15m

£20.70
Subscribe

10% off your first order

Sign up to the Good Fabric mailing list and we’ll send you proper good stuff, like: