The Helicopter Top and Trousers are super-quick and easy to make with no side seams.Tuck the top into the trousers to give the illusion of an all-in-one! A versatile pattern to make again and again in all types of fabrics.
The Helicopter Trousers have pleats at the front and minimal gathers at the back give to give a sleek look without the need for a zip. The Helicopter Top is a simple shell design, slightly fitted through the bust andhanging loose at the waist. Bust darts ensure no baggy armholes!
Shorten the trousers to make nice wide shorts or culottes.
Easy for beginners, quick for the more experienced.
From floaty georgette to crisp linen, soft cotton to slinky silk/viscose velvet, this pattern makes up well in all sorts of fabric. Once you make one you'll want lots more for every season and occasion!
Based on 140cm/11⁄2 yards wide fabric, for both top and trousers you will need 190cm/2 yards for sizes 8–10, or 3m/31⁄3 yards for sizes 12–18. If you have narrower fabric you will need 3m/31⁄3 yards for all sizes.
TROUSERS – Wide elastic (at least 4cm/11⁄2") in a complementary colour to your fabric. You will need the length of your waist + 4cm/11⁄2" overlap.
UK 8-18 (we are working hard to update all our patterns to our full size range - watch this space! Please see ourSize Chartpage for more information.)
How to download your Alice & Co Pattern
Alice & Co patterns are provided in three different page formats and are designed to be printed in colour.
Once you have purchased your pattern you will be given a download link. This will also be emailed to you so don't worry if you don't want to download it straight away!
The download will consist of a zip file containing 4 separate PDF files:
1x Pattern Instructions 3x Patterns in A0, A4 and US Letter sizes
*Please make sure you read the following instructions carefully before printing!*
For A4/US Letter: it is vital to make sure your pattern prints at full scale or the sizing will not be correct. Your print settings should be set to 'full scale', '100%', 'actual size' or equivalent according to your printer software.
There are two test squares on the first page of every pattern: a 5cm and a 2" square.
Print only this page first and check your square measures up, before printing the rest of the pattern.
For A0 copy shop: follow the instructions given by your chosen copy shop. Services are also available online - we recommend Patternsy - who print on lightweight tissue paper with very speedy delivery to anywhere in the world! Once you have purchased your pattern from us, simply click on the link above to go to their website and follow the steps to upload your pattern.