005- Suede Trench

Open Source - Zero Waste - Digital Sewing kit



Suede Trench with two patch pocket and a removable belt.

No lining, no fusing, no facing & no edge finishing.

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 7 sizes. To choose the one that will fit you best, please refer to the hips measurements below. This design is loose fit. If you're hesitant between two sizes, choose the smallest. Clarisse (the model) is 1m70 tall, she 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.




Suggested fabric : This pattern has been designed specifically for the use of Suede fabric. 

Since there is no lining and no edge finishing we highly recommend you to use a fabric

which doesn't fray at all.

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: 130 x 202cm

T36: 134 x 203cm

T38: 138 x 204cm

T40: 140 x 205cm

T42: 144 x 206cm

T44: 147 x 209cm

T46: 147 x 209cm





◼ 1 printing test PDF

◼ 7 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:  937

Funding rate: 46% (€1298 out of €2846)

Last update on 2022, June 1st



This digital kit isn't 100% funded yet. It will be soon!

In the meantime, you have 3 options to access it: 


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membership  and get unlimited access to the full ZWDO's pattern library


ZWDO Collective with a one-time donation 

as little as €1


Join the waitlist to be notified when it is 100% funded and becomes fully open source