Pattern Updates

SIZES: We are currently working on extending sizing for all of our patterns but this can be quite a slow process as each pattern takes a lot of time to develop. Due to the Zero Waste nature of the patterns each additional size range will often require an entirely new cutting layout to be developed in order to use every last piece of fabric. If you would like to hear when new size updates are available you can join our mailing list to find out when new patterns are released.

PATTERN UPDATES: We sometimes need to fix minor errors or change parts of the layout and look of our patterns as we grow to keep in line with our branding, as well as adding in helpful elements along the way. 

We go through every pattern with a fine tooth comb and try to get them as perfect as possible, but as we are only human there can be small errors from time to time. If you find any errors in our patterns we would love to hear from you via info@birgittahelmersson.com and we will do our best to fix them as soon as possible.

If you have purchased a pattern prior to any pattern updates below and would like an updated copy please email info@birgittahelmersson.com and we would be happy to send a complimentary copy your way.

PATTERN UPDATES AND ERRATA

February 13, 2024: ZW Jumper, PDF and Printed version: Instruction booklet, page 23, diagram the bottom of the page, the letter 'D' is not completely visible. It has been corrected.

February 07, 2024: ZW Jumper, PDF version only: Back neck facing template incorrectly labelled as 'Back hem facing'. This has been corrected in the TEMPLATES document.

February 03, 2024: ZW Jumper, PDF version only: Info added to Instruction booklet on the best way to print the documents. Minor spelling errors corrected. Lengthening of template D slightly, this does not affect the overall cutting plan or any other steps, the change to the template makes the sleeve hem slightly smaller and body hem slightly longer, by 1cm each). The two last pages were missing from the Hack at the end of the instruction booklet, these have been added back in.

November 30, 2023: ZW Tie Top PDF version only: Instructions booklet, p17, wrong page numbers referenced for several sewing steps on pages 16, 18, 19, 21 and 24. The correct steps are referenced but the page numbers do not match, these have now all been corrected. Cutting Plan booklet, page 11, should read 'Choose garment view 1, 2 , 3 or 4'.

November 30, 2023: ZW Tie Top PAPER WORKBOOK version onlyInstructions booklet, p17, wrong page number referenced for sewing step, should read '.....go straight to step 8 (p.23). Cutting Plan booklet, page 11, should read 'Choose garment view 1, 2 ,3 or 4.'

November 16, 2023: ZW Tie Top. Instruction Booklet, Size charts, p4, missing text 'Size One', 'Size Two'.

March 27, 2023: ZW Workwear Jacket. Updated with extended sizes with a second cutting plan option (size TWO) which can accomodate up to a 160-165cm hip. The pattern has also been updated to have more detailed sizing info by fabric width to help with making fit and design changes before cutting out, as well as more streamlined sewing instructions which matches a new online tutorial with colour images showing the sewing process in full.  

January 20, 2023: ZW Bell Jacket . 'Cutting Plan size ONE' double notches on the sleeve head template (I) and collar (C) have been moved up slightly as the notches were cut off by template D when using a 145cm wide fabric. 'Cutting Plan size ONE' page 5, notches on centre back were slightly out and have been corrected to be 6.25cm / 2.5" and 5.25cm / 2". 'Instruction Booklet' page 13/14, sewing instructions for pocket turn down has been re-worded slightly as the turn down amount can vary depending on the fabric widths/lengths you have cut. 'Instruction Booklet' page 30, piece E on the cutting plan is incorrect and has been amended, it should be piece L.

November 23, 2022: ZW Bell Jacket . 'Cutting Plan size ONE' , error in the shape of template D, does not fit correctly into the sleeve head template (I) when using fabric widths 145cm and 150cm wide. Has been updated, only page 11 will need to be re-printed for anyone who has already printed this pattern.

November 22, 2022: ZW Bell Jacket . 'Instruction Booklet' Error in text, p26, step 6H, should read 'Place 4 horizontal button holes...'

September 30, 2022: ZW Tier Dress. Pattern layout adjustments to 'Alternative Cutting Plans' to show more detailed layouts and tips. Sewing Instructions STEP 2, amended to have illustrations more reflective of side seam shape, and extra info added for sewing side seams.

September 22, 2022: ZW Gather Dress. Fixed error in text page 6, 'Recommended Fabric Widths' was wrong in inches. Now reads: SIZE ONE: 125-155cm / 49-51", SIZE TWO: 110-145cm / 43-57".

September 20, 2022: ZW Tier Dress. Fixed error in sewing instructions step 1B, paragraph two, to read '*repeat step for pieces A when sewing sizes 3XL-6XL'.

September 16, 2022: ZW Gather Dress. Updated to include both size ONE and TWO in the same purchase. The pattern has also been updated to have more detailed finished garment measurements by fabric width to help with making fit and design changes before cutting out.  Due to the zero waste nature of the pattern each size has slightly different variations in the design

April 26, 2022: ZW Block Pant. All booklets updated with darker text so that it is clearer when printing.

February 21, 2022: ZW Block Pant. 'Instruction Booklet' updated with clearer info on Seam Allowances. Paragraph added to p.3 under 'Seam Allowances', and title in the Sewing Instructions, p.7 changed to 'Seam Allowances' instead of previous title 'Finishing Seams'.

February 12, 2022: ZW Block Pant. 'Cutting Plan' size XS, page 2 ‘Pattern Pieces’, piece C wrongly says 67cm /26.5”, it has been corrected to say 'Remainder after cutting B’.

December 28, 2021: ZW Block Pant. 'Cutting Plan' all sizes, 5cm x 5cm / 2" x 2" test square added to last page. 'Cutting Plan' all sizes, p.2 typo, total fabric width incorrectly says 33-61”, has been corrected to 55-61”. ‘Cutting Plan’, all sizes, p.1 typo, template G incorrectly has a measurement of 3.5cm / 1.4”, has been corrected to 3cm / 1.2” (in-line with the actual template size on the last page). ‘Instruction Booklet’ p.5, light-mid weight denim added in as a recommended fabric type. ‘Instruction Booklet’ p.4, ‘*Based on using recommended fabric widths: 140cm-155cm / 55”-61’ added above the ‘Yardage requirements by size’ chart. ‘Instruction Booklet’ p.17, more details added to text and diagram on how to cut using narrow fabric widths.

August 20, 2021: ZW Gather Dress. Bodice length measurement added into 'Pattern Measurements in Full' page 11

June 28, 2021: ZW Cropped Shirt Size Two, ZW Gather Dress Size Two. Error in text p. 1 & 3 sizing description, saying it accommodates up to a size EU54, should read EU52.

June 15, 2021: All current patterns updated (ZW Cropped Shirt, ZW Workwear Jacket, ZW Coat, ZW Gather Dress). Major changes include combining both cm and inches pattern booklets into the one Booklet. The entire pattern booklets have been visually updated branding wise to be more consistent with our new patterns we will work on in the future. The ZW Cropped Shirt now includes the gather sleeve hack instead of the back dart hack, otherwise the layout, cutting plans, and instructions remain largely the same as before.