ZW Gather Dress - PDF Pattern
ZW Gather Dress - PDF Pattern
ZW Gather Dress - PDF Pattern
ZW Gather Dress - PDF Pattern
ZW Gather Dress - PDF Pattern
ZW Gather Dress - PDF Pattern
ZW Gather Dress - PDF Pattern
ZW Gather Dress - PDF Pattern
ZW Gather Dress - PDF Pattern
ZW Gather Dress - PDF Pattern
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ZW Gather Dress - PDF Pattern

Size Two

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Please note: This PDF sewing pattern uses zero waste pattern cutting and comprises of instructions to draw shapes directly onto your fabric. With the exception of some small templates, there are no pattern pieces to print out and tape together.

This pattern comes in 2 size ranges. Due to the zero waste nature of the pattern each size has slightly different variations in the design. Choose your size above (ONE or TWO) and refer to our size guide for more info.

If you are between sizes it is recommended that you choose the size ONE.

*This pattern is for personal use and non-profit use only. 

Zero waste pattern cutting is a bit like a puzzle. It is a method of pattern drafting where you utilise a length of fabric end to end by strategically planning your pattern pieces so that everything is used. This pattern is ‘PAPERLESS’ meaning that no printing of large pattern pieces is required. Instead of using full scale paper patterns, you draw your pattern pieces directly onto your fabric with the aid of a cutting plan and small templates. We love working with this method for 3 reasons:

1. More flexibility
This method allows for easy changes such as using different fabric widths and making simple fit and design changes yourself. Using patterns that fit into a zero waste square or rectangular block is a very efficient way to work. It means that it is easier to patchwork together remnants or use left over fabrics you already have lying around.

2. An easy way to learn to self draft your own patterns
Working this way will help you to start building a toolbox of skills, and you will learn an alternative method of self drafting your own sewing patterns, which are super easy for beginners to understand.

3. Less fabric and paper waste!

Available in sizes:

Size 1 (EU 36 - 44)

Size 2 (EU 46 - 52)

This is a 'one size' pattern which comes in two size ranges. Due to the zero waste nature of this pattern some design details may change between sizes, select your size to see more.

Sewing Level: Advanced Beginner

This is an oversized dress with a dropped shoulder, gathered skirt, side pockets and full length button placket with buttons and button holes. Can be worn as a dress or an open jacket. The skirt seam is designed to sit over the bust. Lengths of bodice and skirt are easily adjustable to your preference. The width of the garment is variable depending on the fabric width you use. Comes with 2 simple hack options, one of which does not require buttons or button holes.

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.

PDF Pattern/Instruction Booklet: Includes measurements in both metric (centimetres) and US imperial (inches). Booklet/Templates are printable on both A4 or US Letter Paper size. You can check the 'Table of Contents' in the PDF booklet to see which page numbers include Templates for printing.

This garment has a 'free hip' size due to the gathered skirt, choose your size based on your Chest/Bust measurement.

*Based on using a fabric that is 145cm / 57 inches wide. You can make this dress larger or smaller by choosing a fabric with a wider or narrower width. 

SIZE CHART SIZE ONE: Chest/Bust 86-104cm / 33-40"

SIZE CHART SIZE TWO: Chest/Bust 105-128cm / 41-50"

FINISHED GARMENT MEASUREMENTS SIZE ONE

-Length, shoulder to hem: 117.5cm / 46 inches

-Bodice length: 34cm / 13 1/4 inches

-Skirt length: 83.5cm / 32 3/4 inches

-Body (around bodice) circumference: 127cm / 50 inches

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

-Sleeve/bicep circumference: 43cm / 17 inches

FINISHED GARMENT MEASUREMENTS SIZE TWO

*Based on using a fabric that is 135cm / 53 inches wide. You can make this dress larger or smaller by choosing a fabric with a wider or narrower width. 

-Length, shoulder to hem: 119cm / 46 3/4 inches

-Bodice length: 35cm / 13 3/4 inches

-Skirt length: 84cm / 33 inches

-Body (around bodice) circumference: 152.5cm / 60 inches

-Sleeve length, neck to sleeve hem: 65cm / 25 1/2 inches

-Sleeve/bicep circumference: 55cm / 21 1/2 inches

Fabric 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.

Size One

Recommended Width: 135cm - 155cm / 53 - 61 inches

Yardage required: 260cm / 102 1/4 inches ( approx 2.85 yards)

Notions: Requires 9 buttons (depending on your chosen garment size) approx 12mm  /  1/2 inch in size. It is also optional to use a lightweight fusing for the neck band, this is only recommended for very fine fabrics.

Size Two

Recommended Width: 125cm - 145cm / 49 – 54 inches

Yardage required: 394.5cm / 155 1/2 inches 

Notions: Requires 7 buttons, approx 12mm  /  1/2 inch in size. It is also optional to use a lightweight fusing for the neck band, this is only recommended for very fine fabrics.

The Method

Zero waste pattern cutting is a bit like a puzzle. It is a method of pattern drafting where you utilise a length of fabric end to end by strategically planning your pattern pieces so that everything is used. This pattern is ‘PAPERLESS’ meaning that no printing of large pattern pieces is required. Instead of using full scale paper patterns, you draw your pattern pieces directly onto your fabric with the aid of a cutting plan and small templates. We love working with this method for 3 reasons:

1. More flexibility
This method allows for easy changes such as using different fabric widths and making simple fit and design changes yourself. Using patterns that fit into a zero waste square or rectangular block is a very efficient way to work. It means that it is easier to patchwork together remnants or use left over fabrics you already have lying around.

2. An easy way to learn to self draft your own patterns
Working this way will help you to start building a toolbox of skills, and you will learn an alternative method of self drafting your own sewing patterns, which are super easy for beginners to understand.

3. Less fabric and paper waste!

Description

Available in sizes:

Size 1 (EU 36 - 44)

Size 2 (EU 46 - 52)

This is a 'one size' pattern which comes in two size ranges. Due to the zero waste nature of this pattern some design details may change between sizes, select your size to see more.

Sewing Level: Advanced Beginner

This is an oversized dress with a dropped shoulder, gathered skirt, side pockets and full length button placket with buttons and button holes. Can be worn as a dress or an open jacket. The skirt seam is designed to sit over the bust. Lengths of bodice and skirt are easily adjustable to your preference. The width of the garment is variable depending on the fabric width you use. Comes with 2 simple hack options, one of which does not require buttons or button holes.

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.

PDF Pattern/Instruction Booklet: Includes measurements in both metric (centimetres) and US imperial (inches). Booklet/Templates are printable on both A4 or US Letter Paper size. You can check the 'Table of Contents' in the PDF booklet to see which page numbers include Templates for printing.

Size Chart

This garment has a 'free hip' size due to the gathered skirt, choose your size based on your Chest/Bust measurement.

*Based on using a fabric that is 145cm / 57 inches wide. You can make this dress larger or smaller by choosing a fabric with a wider or narrower width. 

SIZE CHART SIZE ONE: Chest/Bust 86-104cm / 33-40"

SIZE CHART SIZE TWO: Chest/Bust 105-128cm / 41-50"

FINISHED GARMENT MEASUREMENTS SIZE ONE

-Length, shoulder to hem: 117.5cm / 46 inches

-Bodice length: 34cm / 13 1/4 inches

-Skirt length: 83.5cm / 32 3/4 inches

-Body (around bodice) circumference: 127cm / 50 inches

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

-Sleeve/bicep circumference: 43cm / 17 inches

FINISHED GARMENT MEASUREMENTS SIZE TWO

*Based on using a fabric that is 135cm / 53 inches wide. You can make this dress larger or smaller by choosing a fabric with a wider or narrower width. 

-Length, shoulder to hem: 119cm / 46 3/4 inches

-Bodice length: 35cm / 13 3/4 inches

-Skirt length: 84cm / 33 inches

-Body (around bodice) circumference: 152.5cm / 60 inches

-Sleeve length, neck to sleeve hem: 65cm / 25 1/2 inches

-Sleeve/bicep circumference: 55cm / 21 1/2 inches

Fabric + Notions

Fabric 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.

Size One

Recommended Width: 135cm - 155cm / 53 - 61 inches

Yardage required: 260cm / 102 1/4 inches ( approx 2.85 yards)

Notions: Requires 9 buttons (depending on your chosen garment size) approx 12mm  /  1/2 inch in size. It is also optional to use a lightweight fusing for the neck band, this is only recommended for very fine fabrics.

Size Two

Recommended Width: 125cm - 145cm / 49 – 54 inches

Yardage required: 394.5cm / 155 1/2 inches 

Notions: Requires 7 buttons, approx 12mm  /  1/2 inch in size. It is also optional to use a lightweight fusing for the neck band, this is only recommended for very fine fabrics.

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