Zero Waste No. 1 Dress and Shirt PDF (free)

Schnittchen Patterns


The Zero Waste No. 1 Dress and Shirt is a free sewing pattern from Schnittchen Patterns. Zero Waste (ZW for short) is a philosophy that strives for sustainability. The aim is to live a life producing as little waste as possible and not to waste raw materials. The Zero Waste No. 1 pattern is sewn from a rectangle, and as the pattern name suggests, there are no scraps of fabric left over. The fabric which is cut out for the neckline is converted into pocket bags. The neckline is finished with a stand-up collar. Two strips of fabric are used for the tunnel and ties, and you can use the last piece of fabric to sew a hairband.

Suggested fabrics: We recommend linen or cotton fabrics. You can also use viscose or silk.

Fabric requirements:

140 cm wide fabric:
Shirt: 130 cm
Dress: 192 cm

Sizing: One size (fits EU 34 – 46, approx. UK 6/8 – 18). Please check the size chart.

Notions: Thread // For hairband: elastic, 2 cm x 15 cm.

This sewing pattern is available in PDF format. The PDF pattern will be available immediately for download after purchase.

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; print-at-home A4 pattern.

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Additional information


Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Linen, Rayon / Viscose / Crepe, Silk / Satin / Sateen

Make time

Half a day

Sewing level

Confident Beginner


One Size

Pattern format


PDF Printing

45 pages (shirt), 72 pages (dress)

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    5 out of 5 Simplex and cute


    Certo cute pattern and simply to make.

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