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 One

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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. 

This zero waste pattern is a downloadable PDF Instruction booklet. It is designed to be drawn directly onto your fabric by using small templates  which you can make yourself, or print easily on a home printer. You draw your garment pieces directly onto your fabric by following the step by step instructions. Pieces are broken up into simple blocks which can be modified easily to change lengths, add/remove different design elements and accommodate changing fabric widths.

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 One

*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. 

-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

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

This zero waste pattern is a downloadable PDF Instruction booklet. It is designed to be drawn directly onto your fabric by using small templates  which you can make yourself, or print easily on a home printer. You draw your garment pieces directly onto your fabric by following the step by step instructions. Pieces are broken up into simple blocks which can be modified easily to change lengths, add/remove different design elements and accommodate changing fabric widths.

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.

Garment Measurements

Size One

*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. 

-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

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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