The Zambeesi Jacket is a womens PDF sewing pattern designed by Australian textile artist Pearl Red Moon.
The pattern sheet will print at home on 27x A4 pages or at a copy shop on 2x AO pages.
The Zambeesi Jacket is an unlined collarless jacket with round neck. The sleeves are wrist length. The body is hip length and swings wide with fullness. Patched from multiple pieces this jacket features decorative seam detailing and cotton tape on the hem. The detailed instructions describe how to turn the seams to the outside and topstitch them with a wide 3-step zigzag. The way the jacket is patched together from small pieces makes this a perfect project for sewists who have a large amount of small fabric pieces left over from other garments. Or for upcyclers wanting to cut up existing clothes to reuse.
The pattern has 4 sizes nested on the sheet -
Small, Medium, Large, XLarge
EU and AU sizes 12, 14, 16, 18, 20
USA sizes 10, 12, 14, 16, 18
International sizes X, 1X, 2X, 3X
Bust size minimum - 101cm/40”
Bust size maximum - 134cm/53”
There are 17 pages of detailed assembly instructions with diagrams and including metric/imperial measurements.
Fabric requirements will vary. If the Jacket is made all in one fabric, depending on size and fabric width, from 1.7m(1.9yds) to 2.2m(2.4yds) of 115cm(44”) or 150cm(60”) will be needed.
PDF sewing patterns
NO REFUNDS ON DIGITAL PRODUCTS
It’s not my policy to give refunds to purchasers who realise after buying that they can’t open the file on their particular device, for example a chromebook, ipad or tablet. Pattern files will open on a PC as they are saved in a PDF format which is readable onscreen in Adobe Reader.
From a PC the PDF pattern and instruction booklets can be printed on a home printer that is connected to the PC. If you don’t have a home printer there are other options such as emailing the file directly to a copy shop or saving it on a memory stick (usb) and taking it there for printing. AO files are large paper sheets that allow the pattern to be printed without the necessity of taping multiple A4 pages together. AO files can only be printed at a copy shop on a wide format specialist printer and the business will charge a price per page for this service.
Please be aware that some browser devices such as Chromebooks, tablets and ipads have limited functionality and may not run the programs necessary for opening the file format. Sometimes apps can be installed that facilitate the necessary programs on those devices and this something you need to know in advance before buying your PDF pattern.
You can still buy a pattern even if you only have a browsing device if you’re prepared to do one of these options
• email the file to your own PC, a friends, one in a workplace or even in a public library to access the file. In a public library you'll be able to print to their printer for a price per page.
• email the file directly to a copy shop and have them print either the AO or PDF versions.