Friday, 22 May 2015

The Kite Fold Tee, a pattern test for Madeit Patterns

Today I get to share the first item I made of the summer pattern collection by Madeit Patterns. When Olu and Anna emailed me if I wanted to test their new summer 2015 collection I jumped right in. They couldn't give me a preview yet, but since I have some experience with the previous patterns I just knew they would be well written, with a neat finish and a bit of a streetwear edge. Different from other patterns out there.

Kite Fold Tee, pattern by Madeit Patterns sewn by huisje boompje boefjes




The Kite Fold Tee is the perfect example. It's a straightforward tee, but different because of the diagonal lines and colourblock opportunities.
First thing I noticed was the way the tutorial is written. It's friendly, warm and full of humour. It feels like you're sewing up the tee together while chatting and having fun. It also has very clear step by step pictures and nice tips.

Kite Fold Tee, pattern by Madeit Patterns sewn by huisje boompje boefjes


The shirt has two ways to attach the neckband which makes it more appropriate for different sewing levels. I tried both and it depends a bit on the stretch of your jersey which method you can use best. The tutorial gives guidelines for this. 

Kite Fold Tee, pattern by Madeit Patterns sewn by huisje boompje boefjes

The fit of the shirt was exactly right for both my boys in length and width (I made a size 3 and 5). Just follow the measurement table and you can't go wrong there.

Kite Fold Tee, pattern by Madeit Patterns sewn by huisje boompje boefjes
The rascals have worn their shirts quite regulary already and I had people asking me where I got them, so they stand out and get noticed. Always a nice compliment!

Kite Fold Tee, pattern by Madeit Patterns sewn by huisje boompje boefjes
Big rascals shirt is made entirely out of old shirts from my upcycle stash. For little rascals tee I used the last of my beloved Paapii Hippu fabric matched with different stripey jerseys. I really had fun with the colour blocking and it's a perfect way for using up those last little scraps. I'm planning to do something different and make my next Kite Fold Tee in one colour, just showing the diagonals. I think that would be pretty cool.

The Madeit Pattern's summer collection is not released yet, but do keep an eye out for this pattern in their shop, it's coming soon! Want to see more of the Kite Fold Tee? Then do check out the outfit Olu made for Stylo!

8 comments:

  1. LOVE!!!!! Thank you Maartje. You pictures are fantastic. Sums up what Madeit Patterns is all about. Modern clothing patterns for adventurous kids. Your blog post is spot on, thank you. Your boys are dudes (even without heads I can tell :-)

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    1. Thanks so much Olu, I'm glad you like the post! Ha they are a little dude-like indeed.

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    1. Thanks Saskia! These shirts are really fun to sew.

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  3. Such cool tees! The fabric combo is perfect! Your little dudes look seriously cool!

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  4. These are so cool! Your sons really rock them ;)

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  5. Woow they look awesome. Very nice t-shirts.

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