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I AM Patterns Hélios Outfit

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We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you’ll need to download the digital instructions, as we don’t print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the printed A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day.

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Buy the Hélios Outfit sewing pattern from I AM Patterns. I am Hélios, a sewing pattern with seven versions. With me, you can make an entire summer wardrobe!

I feature a top with adjustable straps, a straight neckline, bust darts and a slightly A-line cut. I can also be sewn as shorts, a skirt and trousers. These three versions have an elasticated waistband with a drawstring. My skirt is a full circle skirt with Italian pockets. My shorts are mid-thigh and also feature Italian pockets. As for my trousers, they open elegantly at the front of the leg as you walk, and are finished with a rounded shape at the hem. The bottoms can be sewn to the top to create three additional garments: a dress, playsuit and jumpsuit.

Four very simple designs, perfect for beginners, plus three combinations for a chic, casual and timeless look.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following formats:

– PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). What is a PDF?

– PDF pattern + Printed A0 copy shop (We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you’ll need to download the digital instructions, as we don’t print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day). What is Copy Shop?

Suggested fabricsFlowy fabrics with a nice drape such as rayon, silk, lyocell, cupro, cotton crêpe, viscose crêpe.

Fabric requirementsTo calculate the total amount for versions E, F and G, add together the fabric requirement for the bodice (A) and the bottom of the garment (B, C or D) in your size.

A, E, F and G bodice: 140 cm (55″) wide fabric: 80 - 160 cm (7/8 - 1 3/4 yd) // 110 cm (43″) wide fabric: 150 - 160 cm (1 5/8 - 1 3/4 yd).

B (see note below): 140 cm (55″) wide fabric: 180 - 165 cm (2 - 1 7/8 yd).

C: 140 cm (55″) wide fabric: 110 - 125 cm (1 1/4 - 1 3/8 yd) // 110 cm (43″) wide fabric: 125 - 165 cm (1 3/8 - 1 7/8 yd).

D: 140 cm (55″) wide fabric: 215 - 230 cm (2 3/8 - 2 1/2 yd) // 110 cm (43″) wide fabric: 295 - 310 cm (3 1/4 - 3 3/8 yd).

NOTE: It isn’t possible to sew the skirt using 110 cm (43") wide fabric. It also isn’t possible to use 140 cm (55") wide fabric for a full circle skirt in sizes 46 - 52. Therefore, the skirt for these sizes features a lovely volume but isn’t a full circle skirt.

Sizing: EU 34 – 52 (approx. UK 6 – 18, based on our standardised size chart). Please also check the designer’s size chart and finished garment measurements.

This pattern is drafted for a height of 5’5″ and a B cup.

IMPORTANT: For versions F and G, to be able to slip into the garment, the garment’s bust measurement needs to be at least as large as your hip measurement.

Notions: Versions A, E, F and G: Two 3/4" (20 mm) wide adjustable tri-glide sliders (with moving middle bar); 18" x 28" (45 cm x 70 cm) iron-on interfacing (optional) // Versions B, C, D, E, F and G: Elastic, 3/8" (1 cm) maximum width; drawstring or tie, 3/8" (1 cm) maximum width.

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; A4 and US letter print-at-home patterns (12 pages for A-E-F-G, 28 pages for B-E, 15 pages for C-F, 28 pages for D-G); A3 pattern (5 pages for A-E-F-G, 12 pages for B-E, 6 pages for C-F, 12 pages for D-G); A0 copy shop pattern (4 sheets) // Layers: Yes (all except A0) // Projector file: Yes.

Languages: French and English.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Mel Forrest
So much versatility!

If you are looking to get good value from your patterns then the Helios is a fantastic investment! I Am Patterns have your summer wardrobe sorted with a top, skirt, shorts, dress, trousers, playsuit AND jumpsuit all from the same pattern - amazing! I decided to give the jumpsuit a whirl and I had a specific event in mind to wear it to - the end of season 'dinner dance' at my hockey club.

I picked a lovely swishy viscose for my jumpsuit and I think it's a great option for the pattern - the drape and movement of the fabric works so well with the curved hems. I made my jumpsuit in the size 38 and the only adjustment I made was to take 2" in length off the bodice. I could possibly have sized down in the bodice because it's quite roomy, but I didn't want it to be a struggle to get it on and off over my hips - I think the 36 would have been fine, so I'll bear this in mind if I make it again.

The instructions are excellent - nice and clear, well-illustrated and easy to follow. I made my jumpsuit over several evenings, but it's actually quite a simple sew and wasn't particularly time-consuming. The only slightly fiddly bit was inserting the bodice into the waistband on the trousers - I did an extra bit of basting to make this stage easier and managed to get a really good finish.

The jumpsuit was a hit with my hockey pals and I received lots of compliments. The only slight issue I had was that the panels on the trousers did not stay together well, particularly in any kind of breeze and when sitting down! Since I made my jumpsuit, the instructions have been updated to include some additional stitching to improve this, so I will make some changes before I wear my jumpsuit again.

There are more photos of my project and a few other details over on my latest blog post, which you can find here. I'm looking forward to wearing my Helios again this summer and will try styling it with a tee and flip-flops for a more casual look. I'm very tempted to make the trouser version of the pattern next and maybe even a pair of shorts if we get some nice weather this summer!