Birgitta Helmersson Zero Waste Coat PDF (Intermediate)

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** THIS IS A PDF PATTERN/INSTRUCTION BOOKLET. YOU WILL RECEIVE A LINK TO DOWNLOAD THE DIGITAL FILES IN YOUR CONFIRMATION EMAIL AFTER PURCHASE WITH 24HRS TO DOWNLOAD. YOU WILL RECEIVE 2 FILES, ONE PATTERN/SEWING STEPS BOOKLET AND ONE BOOKLET WITH TEMPLATES.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS PDF SEWING PATTERN IS AN INSTRUCTIONAL BOOKLET WHERE YOU DRAW YOUR PATTERN PIECES DIRECTLY ONTO YOUR FABRIC USING A MIXTURE OF INSTRUCTIONS AND TEMPLATES. FOR THE ZW COAT YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO PRINT 13 A4/US LETTER PAPER PAGES FOR YOUR TEMPLATES.

PDF Pattern/Instruction Booklet

  • Comes with x 2 files. An instructional booklet with pattern diagrams and sewing steps, shown in both cm’s and inches, and a separate 13 page booklet which includes your templates. You will need to print the templates booklet.

  • Printable in both A4 or US Letter Paper size

THE METHOD

This is a zero waste pattern which is designed to be drawn directly onto your fabric using a mixture of pattern diagrams and templates. 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. It comes with some simple hacks at the end which are intended to be a guide so you can start experimenting further using this pattern.

This pattern booklet contains a mixture of hand drawn and digital illustrations and diagrams, templates and step by step sewing instructions.

*Please note this is a one size pattern which fits the specified size range below. Your coat length is determined by your fabric width.

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SIZE ONE: EU size 36-44, AUS/UK 8-16, US 4-12.

Bust: 86cm – 103.5cm / 33 1/2 - 40 1/2 inches

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SKILL LEVEL: Suitable for beginners and up: This pattern comes with 2 options, a short and a long coat. The short coat is suitable for beginners and up, the long coat is more suited to mid-intermediate sewers, however if you make the short coat as your first project and progress to the long coat for your next one this would work well as a lot of the steps are the same.

The ZW coat is an unlined unisex oversized coat with a batwing sleeve, round collar and patch pockets. The short coat has a front button closure and the long coat has a front button closure and waist tie. Also comes with tips on how to cut a lining if you want to add this.

Recommended Tools : sewing machine, iron, chalk or dissolvable pen, scissors, large right angle ruler and/or long straight ruler.

Techniques used: button holes, patch pockets, binding seams (optional), attaching a collar, hand sewing (optional)

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------FABRIC YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE THIS STYLE

-Width: 145 – 160 cm / 57 – 63 inches

 

-Short Coat Usage: 140cm / 55 1/2 inches (approx 1.55 yards)

*Please note if you need a longer arm length than the below measurement you will need to add more to your fabric usage. Add double the amount you need, ie to add 5cm / 2 inches your sleeve length your fabric usage will be 150cm / 59 ½ inches. This is particularly important for the SHORT COAT as if your sleeve is too short the arm band will sit higher on the arm and feel too tight. More detailed adjustment info is included in the pattern.

 

-Long Coat Usage: 200cm / 78 inches (approx 2.2 yards)

 

-Fabric Type: Ideal in a heavy weight wool coating. This can also work in a lighter wool or cotton drill for more of a light jacket or trench coat style, you will need to make sure you fuse part of your collar if you choose a lighter weight fabric.

GARMENT MEASUREMENTS *based on using a fabric that is 150cm / 59 inch wide

SHORT COAT

-Length, shoulder to hem: 77cm / 30 inch

-Chest/waist/hem circumference: 185cm / 72 ½ inch

-Sleeve/arm length, true shoulder point to sleeve hem: 57cm / 22 1/2 inch

-Sleeve bicep circumference: 42cm / 16 ½ inch

-Sleeve wrist circumference: 27cm / 10 ½ inch

LONG COAT

-Length, shoulder to hem: 118cm / 46 inch

-Chest/waist/hem circumference: 162cm / 63 ½ inch

-Sleeve/arm length, true shoulder point to sleeve hem: 57cm / 22 inch

-Sleeve bicep circumference: 52cm / 20 inch

-Sleeve wrist circumference: 37cm / 14 ½ inch

 

TRIMS AND PARTS (OPTIONAL)

-Bias tape or binding. Approx 3 metres / 118 inches. This can be used to finish some of the seams on the inside and is a really nice finish when using heavy coating. You can use either a pre cut binding from a roll or cut your own using a lightweight cotton or linen.

-Buttons x 3. Recommended size 2 - 2.5cm / ¾ – 1 inch.

-Iron on fusing, approx 25cm / 10 inch. Only required if you are using a lighter weight fabric and is used to fuse the inside of the collar and front facings.

-Elastic or a length of cord. This is required if you are doing the short coat hack to gather in the back hem. The size of elastic is determined by how much you want to bring in the hem.

-Lining. This coat doesn’t need a lining but the booklet includes tips on how to add one if you want to for some extra warmth. More info in the booklet on this.

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  • 5
    Love it!

    Posted by Luna on 9th Mar 2021

    I love the idea of these zero waste patterns, I hate how much waste I make when making anything from thicker coat fabrics as I struggle to find things to do with the scraps. I’ve made this pattern from a 1950s curtain and I love it! It’s such a great comfy coat and it’s even better as I used the whole thing. My measurements were much bigger than the pattern but the coat is still giant on me - this is my only criticism as if I was in the size range I think it would drown me, it’s still oversized but I’ve had to take it in quite a lot already!

  • 5
    Love it!

    Posted by Luna on 9th Mar 2021

    I love the idea of these zero waste patterns, I hate how much waste I make when making anything from thicker coat fabrics as I struggle to find things to do with the scraps. I’ve made this pattern from a 1950s curtain and I love it! It’s such a great comfy coat and it’s even better as I used the whole thing. My measurements were much bigger than the pattern but the coat is still giant on me - this is my only criticism as if I was in the size range I think it would drown me, it’s still oversized but I’ve had to take it in quite a lot already!