The last outfit I’m sharing as part of Madeit Patterns’ new collection launch week is made up of a Kite Fold Tee and Book Fold Trousers for S. I’ve already blogged about the Kite Fold Tee so I won’t talk about it again (if you want the details you can read about it here).
The Book Fold Trousers feature diagonal pockets, forward twisting leg seams, double darts (which match up neatly at the leg seams), a distinctive diagonal fly, and contrasting turn ups which cleverly allows for extra growing room. I really liked the design of these trousers the first time I saw them and made a pair for my nephew’s birthday as part of the testing process, in black cotton twill with navy cotton for the contrast pieces.
I didn’t love the look of the exposed snaps on the diagonal fly so made an easy adjustment to hide them within the fly leaving a button closure on the waistband. In the end, I liked the trousers so much I was almost reluctant to give them away, so I set about making a second pair for S.
This time I used grey denim with neon pink cotton and thread for the contrast pieces so they would co-ordinate with the tee. I decided against contrast turn-ups as less is often more with neon. Instead I added unlined extra length (which is turned under in these photos).
If you’ve seen my other Madeit outfits this week you may have noticed I’ve been letting the pattern name inspire the origami in the shots. Flowers for the Petal Fold Playsuit and water balloons for the Balloon Fold Dresses. Todays choice was a little more tenuous, instead of making origami kites I used several kite fold bases to make a crown and a giant origami boat because H and I just really fancied making one (although I’m sure there’s a newspaper/book fold link in there somewhere!).
There’s still 20% of all the new patterns until Sunday, and pattern prizes and Nosh Organic fabric vouchers to be won. Just check Needle and Ted’s page for details.