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Birgitta Helmersson Zero Waste Gather Dress PDF SIZES 8-16 (Beginner)

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Description

** THIS IS A PDF PATTERN. YOU WILL RECEIVE A LINK TO DOWNLOAD THE DIGITAL FILES IN YOUR CONFIRMATION EMAIL AFTER PURCHASE**

PLEASE NOTE: THIS PDF SEWING PATTERN IS A ZERO WASTE PATTERN, WHICH MEANS IT COMPRISES OF INSTRUCTIONS TO DRAW SHAPES DIRECTLY ONTO YOUR FABRIC. THERE ARE NO PATTERN PIECES TO PRINT OUT AND TAPE TOGETHER.

 

PDF Pattern/Instruction Booklet

  • comes with booklets for both Metric (centimetres) and US imperial (inches)

THE METHOD

This is a zero waste pattern which is designed to be drawn directly onto your fabric. 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.

Zero Waste Gather Dress. ONE SIZE

This 15 page pattern booklet contains a mixture of hand drawn and digital illustrations and diagrams, templates and step by step sewing instructions.

An additional FREE tutorial for creating a gathered sleeve for this style is available here.  

Metric System : Centimetres and A4 paper size

Imperial : Inches and US Letter paper size

Suitable for beginners and up.

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

Techniques used: button holes, gathers and in-seam pockets.

FABRIC YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE THIS STYLE

-Width: 145cm / 57 inches (can also work for between 135-155 cm / 53 - 61 inches by following additional instructions)

-Usage: 260cm / 102 inches ( approx 2.85 yards)

-Type: 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.

GARMENT MEASUREMENTS *based on using a fabric that is 145cm / 57 inches wide. You can make this top larger by choosing a fabric with a wider width. Please note finished garment measurements differ very slightly between metric and imperial patterns in order to make the pattern true Zero Waste and fit accordingly for each measurement system. This amount is minimal and won’t make any difference to the overall fit of the garment.

-Length, shoulder to hem: 119.5cm / 46 inches

-Bodice length: 34cm / 13 1/2 inches

-Skirt length: 83.5 / 32 1/2 inches

-Body (around bodice) circumference: 127cm / 49 inches

-Sleeve length, neck to sleeve hem: 54.75cm / 21 1/2 inches

-Sleeve/bicep circumference: 43cm / 16 3/4 inches

-Length, shoulder to hem: 54 cm / 21 1/2 inches

-Body circumference: 125cm / 47 inches

-Sleeve length, neck to sleeve hem: 30cm / 12 inches

-Sleeve/bicep circumference: 53cm / 20 inches