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Birgitta Helmersson



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The ZW Block Pant by Birgitta Helmersson has an attached waistband with inserted elastic and front pleats for a slightly tailored look. There is a feature seam line on the back legs which sits higher or lower on the leg depending on your chosen size. The side seams sit slightly to the front and there are concealed in-seam side pockets and patch pockets at the back.

This pattern comes in 10 sizes, XS-6XL, with one hack for a skirt with patch pockets and an elasticated waist.

Heads up! This is a digital PDF sewing pattern. You will not receive a physical pattern, you will be emailed a link to download the pattern after purchase.


This pattern comes in 10 sizes, XS-6XL (hip 86-152cm / 34"-60"), with all sizes included in the pattern. Each size has a separate cutting plan booklet with detailed measurements and templates.

Sewing level: Advanced beginner

PDF Contents: Includes measurements in both metric (centimetres)and US imperial (inches). Booklet/Templates are printable on both A4 or US Letter paper size.

Fabric + Notions

Fabric type: Woven fabrics. Medium to heavy weight woven cotton and linen. Light to mid weight wool. This pattern also uses a contrast fabric for the back binding.

Fabric Requirements:

Recommended widths: 140cm - 155cm / 55" - 61"

Recommended yardage: 130cm - 190cm / 51" - 75" depending on chosen size. Refer to chart shown in images.


  • 5cm / 2” wide elastic for the waistband. Refer to cutting plan by size for measurement.
  • 3cm / 1.2” wide contrast bias binding strip to finish the inside of the waistband. Refer to cutting plan by size for measurement.
  • Sizes 3XL-6XL may require an additional contrast panel added to your pocket bag pieces for extra length. This will depend on the fabric width you have chosen.

Size Chart

This pattern includes 10 size options:

  • XS: waist 60-65cm / 24-26", hip 86-91cm / 34-36"
  • S: waist 65-70cm / 26-28", hip 91-96cm / 36-38"
  • M: waist 70-75cm / 28-30", hip 96-101cm / 38-40"
  • L: waist 75-80cm / 30-32", hip 101-106cm / 40-42"
  • XL: waist 80-85cm / 32-34", hip 106-112cm / 42-44"
  • 2XL: waist 86-94cm / 34-37", hip 112-120cm / 44-47"
  • 3XL: waist 94-102cm / 37-40", hip 120-128cm / 47-50"
  • 4XL: waist 102-110cm / 40-43", hip 128-136cm / 50-53"
  • 5XL: waist 110-118cm / 43-46", hip 136-144cm / 53-56"
  • 6XL: waist 118-126cm / 46-49", hip 144-152cm / 56-60"


Zero waste pattern cutting 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.

Advantages to this method include:

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.

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.

Less fabric and paper waste

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