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Tier Dress - Zero Waste PDF Sewing Pattern

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    This is a PDF Sewing Pattern. 

    This is a digital product, nothing will be shipped to you.


    This Sewing Pattern was designed by Birgitta Helmersson

    Important  to 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 templates, there are no large pattern pieces to print out. The cutting plan/templates document for the ZW Tier Dress requires printing of 15-18 pages in A4/US Letter Paper. 


    Size Chart

    Comes with 10 size options: XS -6XL (Bust 81-143cm / 32"-56")

    Fabric Requirements

    Size Chart Measurements

    This pattern comes with 10 size options, with all sizes included in the one pattern purchase. There is a separate cutting plan booklet for sizes XS-2XL and 3XL-6XL which include detailed measurements and templates.

    Sewing Level: Advanced beginner, should have some experience with sewing.


    The ZW TIER DRESS is made up of 3 separate cutting plans which can be mixed and matched to make 4 different dresses. (See Fabric Requirements to see all 4 views)

    A short dress with thin straps, long dress with thin straps, short dress with sleeves and long dress with sleeves. If you are not using the sleeve then the strap for the dress will need to be cut from a contrast or remnant fabric.

    This dress has an above the bust self lined panel, the A-line dress below this is gathered on. There is also a bottom gathered tier that can be added to the dress and a gathered sleeve with an elasticated hem. The sleeve is hand sewn to the strap and underarm after the dress has been fully made. There are 2 different pattern layout options for this dress, which vary slightly depending on what size you are using.

    The recommended fabric widths also vary depending on the size you are working with. Alternate pattern layouts are included in the instruction booklet if you are working with a fabric width outside of the recommended widths.


    Recommended Tools

    Sewing machine, overlocker, iron, chalk or dissolvable pen, scissors, measuring tape, pins, long straight ruler or right angle ruler to assist in cutting, tape to stick together templates.

    Cm / Inches

    PDF Pattern/Instruction Booklet: Includes measurements in both centimetres (cm) and inches ("). Booklet/Templates are printable on both A4 or US Letter Paper size. You only need to print the CUTTING PLAN booklet in your size, which is a 15-18 page document.

    Fabric + Notions

    Recommended Widths: Widths and yardage requirements vary depending on your chosen size. If you want to work with a fabric outside of the recommended widths there are alternate pattern layouts provided in the instruction booklet. See Garment Views / Yardage Requirements image for more details

    Fabric Type: This works best with lightweight woven fabrics in cotton, linen, silk or viscose. A weight of approximately 80-160gsm is ideal.

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    *Please note this pattern is for personal and non-profit use only and is not intended for commercial use in any way. 

    Tier Dress - Zero Waste PDF Sewing Pattern
    Tier Dress - Zero Waste PDF Sewing Pattern
    Tier Dress - Zero Waste PDF Sewing Pattern
    Tier Dress - Zero Waste PDF Sewing Pattern