Obra Gris Zero Waste Cake Top Pattern: Step-by-Step Instructions by Oscar Ruiz-Schmidt

In this article Oscar Ruiz-Schmidt, Creative Director of Obra Gris, shares the pattern and step-by-step instructions behind the brand’s zero waste Cake Top which retails for $129.00. Read on to learn more about Oscar, the brand, and to access the pattern and instructions for free to try yourself at home!



About Obra Gris


Obra Gris creates high-quality fashion designed and made in Costa Rica, and aims to reduce their impact on society and the environment by making many of their made-to-order garments seasonless, zero waste, multi-purpose, and unisex.


The brand’s vision is built upon the evolving and unending relationship between body, garment and place. Zero Waste Design has been at the center of their practice since the beginning. During his master’s studies, Creative Director Oscar Ruiz-Schmidt was introduced to sustainability and zero waste philosophy, which have been embedded in the brand’s practice since the very start.



About Oscar Ruiz-Schmidt


Oscar Ruiz-Schmidt is a multifaceted artist, designer, researcher and professor. He received his Master in Fashion Design from Kunsthochschule Weißensee in Berlin and a BA from the School of Visual Arts at the University of Costa Rica in San José. His formative years in Europe have shaped a vision and aesthetics that are a mixture of Costa Rican landscape and color, intertwined with architectural constructions and a geometrical approach to cutting and draping. His sensibility is transformed into wearable solutions and a collaborative approach to social innovation through design.


We’ll let Oscar take it from here...



The Cake Top



Oscar: Hello everybody - ready to pull up your sleeves and get sewing?