Birgitta Helmersson Unisex ZW Coat PDF
Buy the Unisex ZW Coat sewing pattern from Birgitta Helmersson. The ZW Coat is an unlined, oversized, unisex 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. The pattern also comes with tips on how to cut a lining if you want to add one.
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.
NOTE: With the exception of some small templates, this zero waste pattern has no pattern pieces. You will draw the pattern directly onto your fabric by following the step-by-step instructions in the pattern booklet and using small templates which you can print easily on your home printer.
This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following format:
– PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). What is a PDF?
Suggested fabrics: Woven fabric. A mid to heavy weight wool will work really well. You can also use a heavy weight cotton drill or something similar for more of light jacket or trench coat style.
Fabric requirements: 145 – 160 cm (57″ – 63″) wide fabric: Short coat, 140 cm
(55 1/2″ or approx. 1.55 yd) // Long coat, 200 cm (78″ or approx. 2.2 yd).
Sizing: Size 1. This is a single size pattern which fits EU 36 – 44 (approx. UK 6/8 – 14, based on our standardised size chart). Please also check the designer’s size chart and finished garment measurements.
Note: The designer is working on expanding the size range of this pattern. We will add the expanded size range as soon as it is available.
Notions: All optional: Bias tape or binding, approx. 3 m (118″) for the long coat; 3 buttons, 2 – 2.5 cm (3/4″ – 1″); iron-on fusing or interfacing if you are using a lighter weight fabric, approx. 25 cm (10″); elastic or a length of cord (can be threaded through the back hem of the short coat to bring it in a bit like a bomber style jacket); lining.
Additional tools: Chalk or dissolvable pen; large right angle ruler and/or long straight ruler.
PDF pattern includes: Instruction booklet; A4/US letter print-at-home templates (13 pages). With the exception of some small templates, this zero waste pattern has no pattern pieces.
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Heavyweight Cotton / Twill / Gabardine, Wools / Suiting
One to two days
Confident Beginner, Intermediate
UK 6 / US 2 / EU 34, UK 8 / US 4 / EU 36, UK 10 / US 6 / EU 38, UK 12 / US 8 / EU 40, UK 14 / US 10 / EU 42
PDF (Size 1)
13 pages (templates)