I wanted to do something a little different for the Petal Fold Top, so I made some bias tape with the fabric I used for the Petal Fold Culottes, and sort of winged it when it came to the binding around the neck. In hindsight, I should have had it go all the way round the neckline, but I wasn't thinking logically when I was putting it together. That seems to happen to me quite often. Don't know why...
I think of this as my "Japanese-style" Petal Fold Separates outfit (by the way, please keep in mind that you need to own the Petal Fold Playsuit pattern first because the Separates pattern is an add-on). I thought that since this was an origami-inspired collection, it would be nice to incorporate some fabric that (to me, at least) seemed quite Japanese. And it works, right? Oh, just humor me, people.
I put snap buttons in the back because I was too afraid to attempt buttonholes on this crepey fabric. I might have to redo it, though, or else try a zipper, because after I washed it two of the snaps came off. Gah! Maybe I should have done this in knit (now there's an idea!), so she could just pull it on over her head. The over-the-head style seems to be a favorite around here these days.
This was my very first item that I sewed up, I think: the Pocket Fold Skirt. I love this skirt so much that I made 4 of them so far. This one is the "Goodnight Moon" one. I am still planning to try to make one for myself, but don't hold your breath because
The Pleat Fold Top was the second pattern I tried from the collection. So much love for this top. So. Much. Love. I might have made 4 of these as well. But who's counting? Actually, no, don't do it, please. It's embarrassing.
Doesn't the nani IRO fabric work so well with this top? I'm really starting to think that my children have a better wardrobe than I do. Something needs to be done about this.
And for my final outfit (drumroll, please!), may I present the one I think of as the "Melon Sherbet" outfit. I just love that pretty peach color. It's "Sprinkle" from Cotton + Steel (purchased from Miss Matatabi here). The fabric for the Culottes is a cotton/poly suiting blend that I purchased locally. I love it because they don't really wrinkle, which is essential for my kids' clothes.
Did you see that gold piping? I am all about the sparkle these days.
Because I couldn't stop myself when I saw this amazing fabric in Miss Matatabi's shop (available here), I had to make one more outfit. I mean, come on! It's metallic! It's got cranes! And they're probably origami cranes!
It's from the Kokka Ellen Baker Monochrome collection and it's a cotton/linen blend.
Okay folks, that's all the "origami" you're getting from me!
Thank you so much, Olu and Anna, for inviting me to participate in this super cool Fashion Week!! It was an honor to be a part of such a fabulous event.
Madeit Patterns is offering 20% off the Fold Collection for the duration of the tour, so hurry! You have one more day left!
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There is a giveaway every day, so be sure to visit the Madeit Facebook page or Instagram to be the first person to answer the question correctly to win a pattern.
There is also a prize from the sponsor, Nosh. And this little note from Olu:
Here is the schedule for the tour. Everyone's shows have been mind-blowingly amazing!! If you've missed any of them, I highly recommend going back to have a look.