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ZW Bell Jacket - Birgitta Helmersson - PDF Pattern

ZW Bell Jacket - Birgitta Helmersson - PDF Pattern

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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 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. 

PDF sales are final sale & non-refundable.

Sewing Level: Intermediate

This is an oversized jacket with a rounded collar, front button closure, 3 front patch pockets, an inverted box pleat at the centre back neck, and wide sleeves that are perfect for fitting all of your winter layers underneath. The Bell jacket gets it’s name from the bell shaped sleeve, created with several darts sewn into the hem of the sleeve. This jacket is fully lined.

There are 2 size options for this jacket with slight design variations between each. The size TWO has 2 panels at the centre back body and has more of a dropped shoulder than the size ONE.

This is the first pattern we have made which has links embedded into the PDF Instruction booklet taking you to to online tutorials with colour images to help with most of the more involved sewing instructions.  It also comes with 2 hack options, a shirt with a square collar and a quilted version, un-lined. Both of these have online tutorials for the extra steps. 

Recommended Tools

Sewing machine, iron, chalk or dissolvable pen, scissors, large right angle ruler and/or long straight ruler.

Techniques used

Button holes, bagging out with lining, darts, patch 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. 

This is an oversized shape with 2 size ranges. The maximum bust/hip for each size depends on the fabric width you use. Suitable for up to a 152cm / 60" hip. There are also tips in the Instruction Booklet for making adjustment to the pattern to size up further.

Size One

Width 145cm / 57" = max bust 96cm / 38", max hip 101cm / 40"

Width 150cm / 59" = max bust 101cm / 40", max hip 108cm / 42"

Width 155cm / 61" = max bust 106cm / 42", max hip 111cm / 44"

Size Two


Width 145cm / 57" = max bust 133cm / 52", max hip 142cm / 56"

Width 150cm / 59" = max bust 138cm / 54", max hip 147cm / 58"

Width 155cm / 61" = max bust 143cm / 56", max hip 152cm / 60"


Ideal in a wool or heavy weight denim or heavy cotton drill. Recommended linings, something with a bit of weight that has a nice drape. Required lining width is very specific and is based on the OUTER  fabric width you are using.

OUTER: Recommended Widths: 145cm - 155cm / 57 - 61 inches

LINING: Widths based on OUTER width used.

145cm / 57” OUTER = 135cm / 53” LINING

150cm / 59” OUTER = 140cm / 55” LINING

155cm / 61” OUTER = 145cm / 57”  LINING

Yardage required

This is a guide only, these yardage requirements may change a little if you want to adjust the lengths of the sleeves and body. Refer to the Instruction Booklet for more.

SIZE ONE: Outer- 130cm / 51", Lining- 120cm / 47"

SIZE TWO: Outer- 150cm / 59", Lining- 140cm / 55"


FUSING/INTERFACING: Iron on fusing in a mid-heavy weight. Required to fuse the hems and collar. More on fusing in the ‘Cutting Plan’ document.

BINDING 4cm / 1.5” wide to finish the centre front bodies and back neck facing, you will require approximately 150cm / 59”.

4-5 BUTTONS approx 20mm / 3/4” in size.


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!

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Inverted Box Pleat

Sewing the body and sleeve

Patch pockets

Sewing the lining

Sewing the collar

Attaching the collar

Hand stitching the collar

Bagging out hems


Care Instructions

It is recommended that all of our fabric be washed in cool/cold water, no chlorine bleach or fabric softeners, phosphate free soap,  tumble dry low with like colors or to maximize longevity, line dry.

Thread Colour Matching Service

We offer in house thread colour matching service! CLICK HERE

Simply add the thread of choice to your order 

If you have more than 1 textile in your cart, please make note of which textile you want the thread to match and the warehouse will choose the best suitable thread for your fabric.

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ALL FABRIC  IS SOLD PER HALF METER OR PER HALF YARD INCREMENTS (see listing description for the detailed information) QTY 1 = 1/2 meter or 1/2 yard, QTY 2 = 1 meter or 1 yard ETC.*

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PDF sales are final sale & non-refundable.

Oversized packages: if you order is oversized / large some additional shipping charges may apply - your order wont be shipped until your additional shipping changes have been paid. Thanks!


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