Birgitta Helmersson Unisex ZW Workwear Jacket PDF

Birgitta Helmersson


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Buy the Unisex ZW Workwear Jacket sewing pattern from Birgitta Helmersson. This is an oversized workwear style jacket made using zero waste pattern cutting. It has a collar and a dropped shoulder. The jacket comes with 2 pocket options and features side splits, a front button closure, shoulder darts on the front and back shoulders for shaping and back gathers on the sleeve hem with a roll up cuff.

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. For a spring/summer version, choose a mid-heavy weight linen or cotton. For a winter version, use a light to mid weight wool coating. It is also lovely in a cotton corduroy.

Fabric requirements: 135 – 150 cm (53″ – 59″) wide fabric: 170 cm (67″ or approx. 1.86 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: 6 buttons, approx. 20 – 25 mm (3/4″ – 1″) wide; lightweight fusing for the front facing and collar (only recommended for light fabrics).

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 (1 page). With the exception of some small templates, this zero waste pattern has no pattern pieces.

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Additional information


Denim / Corduroy, Heavyweight Cotton / Twill / Gabardine, Linen, Wools / Suiting

Make time

One to two days

Sewing level

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

Pattern format

PDF (Size 1)

PDF Printing

1 Page

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