Google Zero Waste clothing. There’s a ton of stuff out there, right? “Zero waste clothing” is a subset of the sustainable clothing movement referring specifically to clothing manufactured with no waste.
How nice of Joost de Cock, pattern maker and philanthropist, to make this simple version available to anyone, anytime, any where at www.freesewing.org. And at no cost! He calls it the Tokyo Top and you must just go to his fabulous website to learn more and make one for yourself.
I prance about the house feeling frisky in this slinky red ankle-length version. I also made one in a bright yellow jersey, which I use for a bathing suit coverup.
Only a small sliver of fabric is cut from this clever take on a large folded rectangle. As soon as I saw the sliver I knew it could be fashioned into an embellishment. So each of my Tokyo Tops has a jaunty flower on the shoulder. Hope you love yours as much as I do mine. Don’t forget to buy Joost a cup of coffee by donating to his site when you get there.