Madeit Fashion Week: Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of Madeit Fashion Week

I hope you were able to visit yesterday’s Fashion Shows, they were awe inspiring. The collection of talent at Madeit Fashion Week 2015 is just fabulous, everybody has their own individual voice and they are able to ‘bring it’ to the runway.

Be excited for today’s shows, they will not disappoint. So sit back in your chair, enjoy the music and marvel at the incredible talent

Fold Fashion Show MadeIt sewn by PienkelFirst up we have MISS M, she is 7 years old, she loves horse riding, gymnastics and pizza. She dislikes boiled potatoes, talking in front of a group and spelling. But you know what? Jane Austen was rubbish at spelling, one of her first books was called Love and Freindship, but that didn’t stop her being one of the most widely read writers in English literature.

Miss M is wearing a Pleat Fold Top in her signature blue star fabric, with model’s own shorts.

Fold Fashion Show MadeIt sewn by PienkelMiss M had a quick, kick ball change into something equally as comfortable, a classic black t-shirt (model’s own) with a slick black Pocket Fold Skirt. Click on over to the Fashion Show by Pienkel.

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Next up, looking fierce on the runway, give a warm welcome to new kids on the block, ASHLEY and GRACE. Ashley is 7, she likes attention, being a tomboy, dancing and selfies. She dislikes not having WIFI, mushrooms and any Disney Princess.

I certainly can not imagine Ashley in a Cinderella dress up costume, can you? Ashley is wearing a Pocket Fold Skirt and her own sassy striped top. Monochrome suits her feminine tomboy style don’t you agree?

Grace is 6. She likes gymnastics, pink things which sparkle and is mildly obsessed with mashed potatoes. She dislikes Star Wars, music for children, not being in charge.

I have serious afro envy when I look at those girls. Grace is wearing a Petal Fold Playsuit (with a touch of pink of course).

Check out the Fashion Show at Chi Chi Romeo and Me.


Next up on the runway is MS P, she is 4. She likes ice cream, puppies, friends and books. Wouldn’t it be ironic if we didn’t like our friends? But MS P is only 4, so she probably doesn’t understand irony. She dislikes plain milk (she prefers it with a more chocolatey taste) and dislikes naps.

Ms P is wearing a Pleat Fold Top with a Pocket Fold Skirt. See the show at Kimmie Sew Crazy. You may have noticed Kimmie Sew Crazy is using a new little model today. Did Miss M get the push for being a diva?

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The last show of the day features A, that’s right, as in the first letter of the alphabet. A is 8, she loves chapter books, biking and making cool nature discoveries, but does not enjoy thunderstorms, lightning and not being in charge of a situation.

A is wearing a Balloon Fold Dress. Did you know the Balloon Fold Dress can be worn 3 ways? A is wearing hers full length. It’s an interactive dress and kids like to change the look throughout the day to suit their mood. It has become a firm favourite for curious little girls. See the full show at Our Chez Nous.

There will be 2 shows at Our Chez Nous today, so come back in 2 hours (4pm BST) for a special VIP after show. You are all invited.


Win a Madeit pattern


Again today I will be posting a question about the Fashion Shows on Instagram or Facebook. Make sure you are following because if you are the first to correctly answer the question, you win a Madeit pattern of your choice.

20% off

20% OFF

If you like what you have seen on the runway today, then sashay on over to Madeit Patterns and use code MFW20 to receive 20% off all patterns in the FOLD|2 collection.

€50 voucher for NOSH to be given away

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Madeit Fashion Week is sponsored by NOSHNOSH fabrics are made from soft organic cotton, which is very gentle for the skin. The quality of NOSH fabric is no less than amazing. NOSH are generously letting me give away €50 vouchers for their online shop during Madeit Fashion Week. To be in with the chance of winning one of the vouchers look out for our prompt on Instagram.

And please leave a comment at the end of the Fashion Shows today about any origami creations you have seen, this will help us choose Fashion Show participant to win a €50 NOSH voucher too.



I hope you have enjoyed the shows today as much as I have. See you tomorrow for Day 3 of Madeit Fashion Week.

And don’t forget you can see the highlights of all the shows on Instagram #madeitfashionweek

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Finally here, FOLD|2 the new collection from Madeit Patterns

Some of you already know that I became partners with Anna Bruce at Madeit Patterns at the beginning of this year. Right away we got to work, and now I am finally ready to show you the result.


I could go on about how hard we worked, mostly through the night for the last 7 months putting a collection together.


I could spend hours explaining each and every beautiful piece and how it is constructed.

Kite Fold Tee by Madeit Patterns

I could talk about when things went right and when things went wrong. And the joys of creating a new look for our website.

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I could tell you how incredibly proud I am of our new collection.

FOLD |2  Pattern collection by Madeit

But I am just going to let the collection do the talking, not me.

Head on over to our new look website and immerse yourself in FOLD|2 the new collection from Madeit Pattterns, inspired by the Japanese art of origami. We hope you love it as much as we do.

Hold up, wait a minute.

But before you go I have some thanking to do. There is no way I could have done all this on my own. So I would like to thank my partner in crime Anna Bruce, I couldn’t have asked for a better partner, her skills compliment and her ideas match. I would also like to thank all the other people who helped get this show on the road… Graham, Jamie, Darcy, Scout, Blake, Toby, Tengo, Hannah, Erin, Mila, Matas, Eve, Mia, Alicia, Gabi, Sarah, Kim, Sara, Maartje, Toya, Maria, Nienke, Diana, Andreia, Diorella, Emi, Julie, Karly, Maria, Alexis, Vanessa, Maria and Abi. Your help was invaluable, your generosity and kindness was touching and your support kept me going through some long tiresome nights. Thank you all, so much. ❤

Now off you go to Madeit Patterns and make use of our special launch offer: Buy 2 patterns and get a third FREE, but be quick, the offer lasts for just 3 days.


The dangers of sharing a changing room

I was in H&M with my sister and we both had items we wanted to try on. It was busy so we had to queue for the changing rooms. When we got to the front of the queue I told the sales assistant that we would go in together. I thought it would save time and we like to get each others opinion on what we look like, we do that quite often.

“No, you can’t do that,” said the surly sales assistant.

“Why not?” I asked, a little astonished that this could cause an issue.

“Only one person is allowed in each cubicle. Health and safety.” she replied with a smile that suggested she thought she was doing us a favour. Continue reading

Just add legs

the Ziggy top onesie ♥ Needle and TedThe onesie became a fashion craze a few years back in the UK. Everyone was wearing them, and I mean everyone. Men, women and children of all ages and social backgrounds. Some were intended as loungewear or sleepwear but the Norwegian company OnePiece created the modern onesie which was pretty cool and people started wearing them on the streets.
Ziggy onesie2It wasn’t long before our shops were filled with cheap imitations and all hell broke loose. Continue reading

JUST ADD DETAIL challenge. Prepare to be wowed.

The brief was to JUST ADD DETAIL to the Ziggy top. I asked some of my favourite bloggers to step up to the challenge. They did, and they nailed it.

I was after uniqueness and that’s what I got in abundance.

But which Ziggy top has the most unique detail? The most out of the ordinary? One of a kind? Something you would least expect? Me and Anna will be judging over the next few days. We’ll let you as know soon as we make our minds up. It’s going to be a tough one. Which one would you choose? Continue reading