Magazine spread of lady wearing a zero-waste pattern dress on a cliff top, alongside the word "Optimatium"

Zero Waste Pattern Design for TAUKO magazine

The new zero waste sewing pattern "Optimatium" by Liz Haywood is now available in Issue 9 of TAUKO magazine!

Liz Haywood is a zero waste sewing pattern designer with a wonderful book "Zero Waste Sewing" to her name. 

The zero-waste OPTIMATIUM design can be worn as a buttoned-up dress or open as a flowing dust coat. It has in-seam pockets, a scooped hemline, gently pleated cuffs, and a high neckline. You can change the length of the dress and the sleeves without affecting the design’s zero-waste status, and you can add bust darts if you wish.

Use linen, cotton, chambray, quilting cotton, Liberty Tana Lawn, viscose, lightweight wool, or suiting. This design is not suitable for napped fabrics and directional prints. Stripes and checks work, but they must be balanced/even stripes and checks, and may require slightly more fabric to match at the seams.

You can follow Liz Haywood on socials @lizhaywood3754 and use hashtag #TAUKOoptimatiumdress to find beautifully made versions of this dress by sewers already! The perfect layering companion for the colder weather, and a great ice-breaker to discuss zero waste sewing to others!

Grab your copy of TAUKO magazine Issue 9 here!

Photo:  Laura Oja for TAUKO magazine

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