One-day Workshop: Zero-waste Dress

17 March 2019

13:00 - 17:00

Van Der Hoopstraat 70HS, Amsterdam


The pattern pieces of a zero-waste design fit together such that no fabric is wasted during the cutting phase. In practice, this can mean eliminating the odd spaces between pattern pieces, designing pattern pieces that interlock like puzzle pieces, or creatively using up leftover bits of fabric to make embellishments, bias tape, and the like.

Fashion designer Maartje Janse created zero-waste patterns for her label Studio Men (a collaboration with designers Elysanne Schuurman en Nikki Duijst). This collection was shown at Amsterdam Fashion Week and one of the designs she created is this dress.


In this workshop it is possible to create this design with the fabrics of your own choice. Use one plain fabric or mix and match different colors and prints. You could even use cutting waste from other garments you made! Maartje Janse is guiding you through the process of making. Beginners are also welcome!

About Maartje
Maartje Janse graduated with a bachelor fashion design at ArtEZ in 2015. While she participated in Moam Collective 2016, she met designers Nikki Duijst & Elysanne Schuurman. Together they initiated Studio MEN. Last year Studio Men was for example part of Amsterdam Fashion Week. Maartje Janse is hosting our pattern drawing courses and one-day workshops.

One-day Workshop: Zero-waste Dress
guidance by Maartje Janse
Sunday March 17
1.00 – 5.00 PM
Price: 79,95 euro
Materials excluded*

*After purchase you can download a list with the details of the materials you need. If you want to take the pattern of the exclusive piece home, it costs 25 euro extra.

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