Pierce Shirt: A Zero-Waste PDF Sewing Pattern


  • Zero-waste PDF sewing pattern
  • Size Range:
    • Bust/Chest: 30”-64” (76.2-162.6cm)
    • Waist: 24”-58” (61-147.3cm)
    • Hip: 32”-66” (81.3-167.6cm)
  • Fully illustrated instruction booklet
  • Print-at-home, Copyshop/A0, and Projector pattern files
  • In-depth fit guide
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
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The Pierce Shirt is an oversized shirt that nods to the classic button-up, with engaging construction and details that set it apart. The Pierce Shirt is a modern reinterpretation of an everyday wardrobe staple. The asymmetric pintuck detailing adds texture and interest without removing the classic feeling of the shirt.

The design of the Pierce shirt utilizes zero-waste pattern-cutting techniques and features interlocking pattern pieces that come together to create a whole. While the goal of designing a zero-waste garment is to use all the required fabric, some layouts may have minimal material remaining to accommodate a wide range of sizes.


  • Full length top with button placket
  • Long sleeves with button cuff
  • Convertible collar
  • Pintucks
  • Inverted back pleat detail
  • Interior finishing details – run and fell seams and clean finished seams
  • Bias-bound shirttail hem
  • Patch pocket

Techniques Used:

  • Zero-waste pattern cutting
  • Continuous bias binding
  • Pintucks
  • Bias bound sleeve placket
  • Run and fell seams
  • Clean finished seams
  • French bias binding
  • Buttonholes and buttons

Emily is wearing Size G throughout the product photos. Her measurements are 36″/34″/42″ at 5’4″ tall. The sample is made from 7oz linen.

If you need help selecting a size, please reach out to emily@goldfinch.limited.

Sewing Level: Intermediate

Size and Fit:

  • Bust/Chest: 30”-64” (76.2-162.6cm)
  • Waist: 24”-58” (61-147.3cm)
  • Hip: 32”-66” (81.3-167.6cm)

Pierce Shirt Size and Fit

Fabric Requirements:

Pierce Shirt Fabric Requirements

Additional Notions and Materials:

Interfacing: Lightweight to mid-weight fusible interfacing for the collar and cuffs, plus 1”(2.5cm) interfacing tape for the button placket – lighter or equal in weight to the main fabric.

Buttons: ½” – ¾” (13mm-19mm) or 20L-30L: Size A-K (8 buttons) Size L-U (9 buttons)


The digital PDF sewing pattern includes a fully illustrated instruction booklet and pattern layout files (print-at-home, copyshop/A0, and projector files are included).

After purchase, you will receive an email with your downloadable files. These files need to be opened and downloaded/saved on a desktop or laptop computer.

This product listing is for a digital download only – not a physical product. This pattern is for personal use only and cannot be shared or sold. Garments made from this pattern cannot be sold.

Thank you for your support! – Emily