001- High Waisted Trousers

Open Source - Zero Waste - Digital Sewing kit



High waisted trousers with two pleated back pockets. 

This pattern is not conventional. 

It was designed in 2018 by Mylène L'Orguilloux @milan_avjc with the first intention to provide alternatives for home sewers to better optimize fabric consumption and reduce the waste usually produced when cutting a garment. It therefore results in a rectangle jigsaw-like pattern where all the pieces fit together without producing any fabric scraps.



This sewing pattern is suitable for beginner sewers and above.

It comes with a sew-along video recorded in French - subtitles in english.

Before downloading the digital kit, you can watch the video tutorial on youtube.



This digital kit is not size inclusive as it only comes in 5 sizes. To choose the one that will fit you best, please refer to the hips measurements below.

Emma (the model) wears a size 38.


We aim to revise this pattern and develop a wider size range. Hopefully this will be possible in 2022.

If you're interested in getting involved in pattern or fit testing, please get in touch




Folded bias binding (92-96-100-104-108cm)

Suggested Fabric : Fluid cotton, linen, viscose, polyester, Tencel

This Zero Waste pattern is provided as ready-to-cut layouts with precise dimensions.

Please consider the below cutting layout dimensions when choosing your fabric: 

T34: 140 x 107cm

T36:  140 x 117cm

T38: 140 x 118cm

T40: 144 x 120cm

T42: 148 x 121 cm





◼ 1 printing test PDF

◼ 5 ready-to-cut pattern PDF layouts (one per size) in A4, A0, and US LETTER format

◼  1 set of printing & cutting instructions 

The digital kit comes as a zipped folder with the extension (.zip). 
To unzip all the contents of the zipped folder, press and hold (or right-click) the folder, select Extract All



Our open source pattern library access is managed through

Each month we monitor the number of downloads and donations to determine the current funding status. Once it reaches 100% the digital kit will be made available in the open source world forever. 

Downloads:  1885

Funding rate: 104% (€2707 out of €2607)

Last update on 2022, June 1st



This digital kit is now funded! 

You can download it for free or support ZWDO Collective with a one-time donation

as little as €1 to support our activities!