Three Cheers for Zero Waste

A review of Birgitta Helmersson ZW Cropped Shirt PDF

Reviewed by Whey Aye Sew on 7th June, 2023

I’ve made 3 of these shirts so far. I think it’s genius.  This time I used a tie fastener and added some topstitching on the neckband for some texture.

As you’d imagine, this uses precious little fabric (this top was made from curtains I picked up at a charity shop). The pdf gives you dimensions which can be drawn directly on to your fabric, but I chose to make templates instead. It’s a loose fit which enables you to omit the buttonholes and just sew the buttons through the neckbands if buttonholes fill you with angst. Small wonder I’ve made three.