Did you know that on average, 15% of fabric is wasted every time a garment is made? One way to eliminate this is to design clothes that are “zero waste”, where the sewing pattern uses all the fabric and nothing is thrown away. We at Offset Warehouse have put together this simple zero waste dress pattern so you can try it for yourself.
See examples in the photos from our Zero Waste Dress workshop with Eve Tokens, showing Lydia of Made My Wardrobe in a capped sleeve version, a pleated pocket version, Eve in a modal-silk jersey edit and her ikat option.
The pattern download will be emailed to you for you to print out. There are pattern options to suit various widths of fabrics, with creative manipulations like the pleated pocket that help you use the fabric fully. You can always actually make a scrunchie with the last bits!