Sewing, Zero waste

Xanthea zero waste top

Liz Haywood from The Craft of Clothes has released a new zero waste pattern, the Xanthea top. It’s a tee shirt style designed for both knit and wovens and has long (minimal waste rather than zero waste) and short sleeve options. The body is formed from a square and two diagonal seams are constructed at […]

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Zero Waste Sandie Shirt

The Sandie Shirt pattern is the latest release from Liz Haywood, and the minute it came out I bought it as I’ve been working up to a new shirt. I had two pieces of fabric in mind for it, with this beautiful vintage Japanese Kanebo cotton, which I bought in an op shop for $5 […]

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Zero waste compact backpack

When Liz Haywood released her zero waste Compact Backpack, I bought it immediately as it was just what I’ve been looking for! It can be made of any material, and I particularly like Liz’s version made from men’s jeans, but I really wanted to make one from waterproof fabric to carry my swimming stuff to […]

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Cendre top

I am becoming such a fan of Liz Haywood’s zero waste patterns, so when she released the Cendre top I bought it automatically as I’ve found that all her other patterns fit perfectly into my wardrobe. I did have reservations, I have to admit. Those puffy sleeves with my out of proportion top would just […]

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The low waste Smith Pinafore

As soon as Liz Haywood released the Smith Pinafore low waste pattern I knew I wanted to make it from recycled jeans. It took me a while to buy the pattern as I was busy with other things, and then I had to finish the Clair skirt, but I was impatient to get going. I […]

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Zero waste Clair Skirt

When Liz from The Craft of Clothes released her Clair Skirt I wasn’t sure it was for me as it seemed so pouffy and I thought it might swamp me. Then Wendy posted her version on Instagram and I was smitten. I dug out my Mum’s long compass, which is pretty old and a tad […]

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Zero Waste playsuit

Ever since Liz Haywood sent me her book “Zero Waste Sewing” I wanted to make the playsuit as it looked like fun. I happened to be on an unexpectedly long extended stay at our holiday place with the book about my person and decided I’d give it a go. I mapped it all out on […]

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Zero waste t-shirts

The zero waste odyssey continues and before I did the course with Holly McQuillan I had looked at the t-shirt patterns on the Make Use website and tried to make sense of them, so I have made a few of these now that I understand the process. The Make Use site has a cropped t-shirt and […]

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Zero waste trousers

The aftermath of my participation in the zero waste pattern workshop with Holly McQuillan continues and I’ve spent a bit of time on this concept since I got home. Holly made a pair of zero waste trousers whilst she was in class and they looked fantastic on her. I tried them on and they fitted […]

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