Birgitta Helmersson Zero Waste Soft Blouse PDF (Beginner)

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** THIS IS A PDF CUTTING PLAN AND INSTRUCTION BOOKLET. YOU WILL RECEIVE A LINK TO DOWNLOAD THE DIGITAL FILES IN YOUR CONFIRMATION EMAIL AFTER PURCHASE. YOU WILL RECEIVE 4 FILES, 3 X CUTTING PLANS FOR DIFFERENT SIZE RANGES AND 1 INSTRUCTION BOOKLET**

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 SOFT BLOUSE YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO PRINT 2 A4/US LETTER PAPER PAGES FOR YOUR TEMPLATES.

This is an oversized top made using Zero Waste Pattern Cutting. It has a dropped shoulder and comes with 2 sleeve options, a gathered and twisted double layer sleeve, or a long sleeve with a gathered and elasticated wrist. The front has side bust darts for shaping. The neckline is a minimal crew neck finished with a back bind and a split with loop and button at the centre back to close.

This pattern also comes with 2 hack options, a sleeveless top with darts on the shoulder for shaping and a dress with V-neck front, side pockets and gathered skirt. All pattern options in this book are easily mixed and matched.

Recommended Tools

Sewing machine, iron, chalk or dissolvable pen, scissors, large right angle ruler and/or long straight ruler.

Techniques Used

Gathers, darts, loop and button and back binding, elastic into a casing. Additional help with the binding can be found here.

Comes with 3 size options included within the one pattern booklet:

EU 36/38/40

EU 42/44/46

EU 48/50/52

All sizes options are included in the one pattern. The ZW Soft Blouse is easy to grade up or down in sizing and each one can be modified easily to suit your needs.

Sewing Level: Advanced Beginner

* Please note this garment is cut on the crosswise grain which means that your length is largely determined by your fabric width. Length, shoulder to hem, is based on using the recommended hem turn up for each size. This is easily adjustable by changing your hem turn up accordingly.

Sizing:

EU 36/38/40

-Length, shoulder to hem: 53cm / 20 1/2 inch

-Body circumference: 120cm / 47 inch

-Twisted sleeve (sleeve option C) length, neck to sleeve hem: 41cm / 16 inch

-Long sleeve (sleeve option D) : fit length to yourself

EU 42/44/46

-Length, shoulder to hem: 56cm / 22 inch

-Body circumference: 136cm / 53 inch

-Twisted sleeve (sleeve option C) length, neck to sleeve hem: 43.5cm / 17 inch

-Long sleeve (sleeve option D) : fit length to yourself

EU 48/50/52

-Length, shoulder to hem: 59cm / 23 1/4 inch

-Body circumference: 152cm / 60 inch

-Twisted sleeve (sleeve option C) length, neck to sleeve hem: 44.5cm / 17 1/2 inch

-Long sleeve (sleeve option D) : fit length to yourself

Fabric Type

This style works beautifully in a woven fabric, approximately 80-160gsm in a light weight linen, cotton, silk or viscose. The twisted sleeve with gathers into the armhole can become quite bulky if the fabric is too this so be mindful of this when choosing something. 

This pattern also uses a contrast fabric for the back binding, see Notions below for more.

Recommended widths by size:

EU 36/38/40 : 110 - 145cm / 43 - 57 inches

EU 42/44/46 : 125 - 145cm / 49 - 57 inches

EU 48/50/52 : 135 - 155cm / 53 - 61 inches

Recommended yardage by size and sleeve option:

EU 36/38/40 :Twisted Sleeve (Option C): 140cm / 54 1/2 inch, Long Sleeve (Option D): 126cm / 50 inch

EU 42/44/46 :Twisted Sleeve (Option C): 140cm / 55 inch, Long Sleeve (Option D): 139cm / 54 1/2 inch

EU 48/50/52 :Twisted Sleeve (Option C): 140cm / 56 inch, Long Sleeve (Option D): 152cm / 60 1/2 inch

Notions

: 1 button approx 10mm-12mm / 1/2 inch wide

: 75 - 85cm / 29 1/2 - 33 1/2 inch length of lightweight binding/bias strip, in a 30mm / 1 1/8 inch width. You can cut your own using an off-cut or contrast fabric, if cutting your own you will need a length of fabric approx 50cm / 19 inch in order to cut a long enough strip on the bias. If cutting your own consider cutting as many strips as you can from the same length of fabric and save for future projects where binding is required. If you are purchasing ready cut binding on a roll by the metre make sure you choose something that is light weight. Templates are provided for cutting your binding and are different for each size.

Pattern hacks included in the instructions: