Hey guys!!! I am so excited about MadeIt Fashion Week... And excited to show you my second look!! If you haven't yet, make sure to check out Look 1 here. And if you don't know what MadeIt Fashion week is about, well, it's an online fashion show hosted by Needle and Ted and MadeIt Patterns showcasing MadeIt's newest pattern collection Fold/2.
The collection is inspired by the art of origami, and combined with MadeIt's modern aesthetic is full of clean lines and architectural type details.... Something I absolutely LOVE! Now let me show you what I made!!!
For my second look, I choose to do the Pocket Fold Skirt. I loooved the lines of this pattern right of the bat! But wasn't sure if A would be into wearing a skirt, but lately she has grabbed her skirts more and more often, which I was really happy to see! And couldn't wait to get cutting on this one!
For this piece I sewed up a size 7. I think I forgot to wear my glasses and didn't line up the right size to measurements on the chart because it wound up being a tad big on her. In hindsight, I should have sewn a size 6! But oh well, it'll just fit longer. And I had it in mind that this would become more of a fall/winter piece for her anyways. The fit and pattern is really good again!! Serioulsy, I can't say enough about Olu and Anna's designing skills... These ladies seriously rocked it for this collection!
For the fabric, I used a vintage floral baby wale corduroy that I had in my stash already and paired it with a quilting cotton solid, that again, was in my stash and that I got locally. I love how the skirt allows for just a little bit of contrasting in the back yoke and the pocket details with the lines it includes. It's seriously one of my favourite details. I also opted to hide the buttons on the inside of the skirt front so it wouldn't distract from the fabric. Although now that I look, I find my fabric may be a tad crazy! Oh well, live and learn.
I honestly don't think my pictures do this look any justice! A was a bit finicky about taking pictures this second time around, and the mustard tee I had originally planned to go with it (so that all 3 pieces from both looks coordinated well together) kind of gotten eaten by my serger.... Man that paper thin jersey wasn't easy to work with sometimes!!! I think though I may be lucky and be able to squeeze one more tee out of it.... We'll see ;)
And there you have it! Look 2!! Hope you enjoyed it :) ... And make sure to check back througout the week, I'll be posting a couple more looks that I made during the testing period (including some boy looks....eeeekk can't wait!!!!) Because honestly, I just can't help myself!!!! It's Fashion Week after all ;)
Oh and of course, don't forget about the discount code and giveaway!!
Olu and Anna are offering 20% off the purchase of any Fold/2 patterns with the coupon code MFM20. So make sure to head over here to get your copy!! These are definitely worth it!!
Also make sure to check out all the other participants in the fashion week!! There are going to be some amazing pieces I tell ya!!!!
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And finally, you have the chance to win one of three 50 euro vouchers for Nosh Fabric's online store! All you need to do is leave a comment on Olu's round up post (Needle and Ted) on September 6th, letting her know what the highlights of Fashion Week were for you. And if you don't want to wait that long, there's always the IG giveaway that they're hosting, so make sure to follow MadeIt Patterns on instagram!