MadeIt Fashion Week
September 3, 2015

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MadeIt Fashion Week is here featuring the Fold|2 collection!!!

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The Fold|2 Collection from MadeIt Patterns features modern design inspired by the Japanese art of origami. The collection, created by designers Olu Falola and Anna Bruce, is pure awesomeness. The lines are interesting and the construction is borderline genius … truly some of the best constructed garments I have every made.


The first outfit our model, “Eden”, is showing off on the virtual catwalk is the Petal Fold Playsuit Separates, a supplement available to go along with the Petal Fold Playsuit Pattern.


Both the top and culottes have interesting triangle inset detail accented nicely by piping. The patterns piece together perfectly and the pattern instructions are fun to follow with bits of humor infused throughout.


I used quilting cotton from the new Emma & Mila fabric line available in the States at JoAnn Fabrics and Walmart. This fabric line has a great variety of prints all with metallic gold accents. The modern prints are perfect for the modern Fold|2 patterns.


“Eden” was feeling very “high fashion” in her own words and loved that she didn’t have to hold a smile 😉


Did I mention the pockets?!?! What kid doesn’t love pockets?


…. and those buttons down the back! Swoon. You all know how much I love back buttons. We finished the look off with an origami butterfly in her hair.


I hope you loved the first look … on to the next!


For our second look, “Eden” is sporting the Pleat Fold Top and Pocket Fold Skirt.


“What? You can’t handle the fierceness???”


We chose Option 1 on the Pleat Fold Top which has a peplum hem. I used a plum rayon/linen blend from JoAnn Fabrics for the main part and made my own bias tape from the skirt fabric. The Pleat Fold Top is a quick sew with stylish results.


The Pleat Fold Top calls for the straps to be attached straight down the back, but we chose to do a quick adaptation and criss-cross the straps.


The Pocket Fold Skirt is my favorite pattern of the bunch. I mean, they’re all amazing, but this skirt is out of this world! Olu and Anna really outdid themselves with the design lines, fit and construction. Pure genius. Our Pocket Fold Skirt made from a plum/ecru Marimekko print. I love it so much I just might make myself a skirt out of it as well 😉 The pocket and waist accents are from the same linen as the top.


…. And these wood buttons. They are amazing up close. I’m realizing now that I should have taken a close up. Oh well, you’ll have to trust me – they are beautiful.


Once again, we topped her off with a little origami.




20% OFF Madeit patternsInspired? I hope! Head to MadeIt Patterns and pick up your copies of the patterns today. Receive a special Fashion Week discount of 20% off by using the code: MFW20

There is also a contest going on – Here’s how you can win…

All you have to do is correctly answer a question related to the Fashion Show that the designers will post on Facebook or Instagram at random times of the day. The first person who correctly answers the question will win a pattern of their choice from the FOLD Collection. 
And this is how you can win a €50 NOSH voucher…

NOSH logo graphiteAll you have to do is leave a comment on Needle and Ted on day 7 of Fashion Week (Sunday 6 September) letting Olu know what the highlights of the Fashion Shows were for you. Olu will pick a winner from the comments and the winner will be notified by email the following week.

Fashion Show Participant Origami Challenge

Please leave comments on this blog post about how you think we did with displaying the origami theme during our time on the virtual catwalk. Your comments will help determine which Fashion Show participant wins. Thank you in advance!!

Check out the other amazing entries in MadeIt Fashion Week on the schedule below:

Monday 31 August

Kid Approved

Girl Like the Sea

Huisje Boompje Boefjes

Our Chez Nous

Tuesday 1 September

Kimme Sew Crazy


Chi Chi Romeo and Me

Wednesday 2 September

Neil and Nikki

In a manner of Sewing

Glitter + Wit

Creative Needles and Threads

As it Seams

thursday 3 September

Climbing the Willow


Fairies and Bubbles Co

Sew Thrifty

East and Eden

Friday 4 September

Just Add Fabric

So-Cal Sewing Mom


Miss Castelinhos

Sewing Sober

Saturday 5 September

Made by Toya

My Cosy Co

Paisley Roots


Fruits de Mère

Sunday 6 September

Round Up and Reviews:

Needle and Ted

Climbing the Willow

Swoodson says


  1. I love your blog post. Thank you for all the compliments, I’m blushing right now. What you made was just so beautiful. The fabrics you used were perfect. Your daughter looks amazing. And you origami is impressive too.

    Thank you so much for being part of Madeit Fashion Week.

  2. Eden is a natural on that virtual catwalk! I love your blogpost and the garments you made are just stunning, thanks for doing such great job and for your lovely comments 🙂

  3. Too much gorgeousness!!!! I love your outfits so much. The prints you chose are just perfect, and your little model is the epitome of fierce! She is a supermodel and then some. Watch out, she will conquer the world!

  4. Absolutely fabulous talent! The fabrics are gorgeous and truly capture the origami theme. Love all the details! Your model is perfect!

  5. The detailing in your designs is superlative. The outfits gorgeous. Photo work well done. Models look professional. Creative use of Origami theme. Great work all around!

  6. Wow the origami concept is fabulous and the fabrics and construction really do it justice….very talented and creative!!!!! Love the pockets and the sweet model…can’t wait for more

  7. I can’t get over the darling model and photography. Absolutely stunning, especially with the addition of the origami. Your sewing is impeccable as is your choice of fabrics. Very inspiring!

  8. The fabrics are perfect for these gorgeous designs! Great use of some geometric prints to reflect the origami- I also love the origami touch in the models hair. The model was super cute and was rocking it!!

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