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Kite Fold Tee from MadeIt Patterns – MadeIt Fashion Show Week Recap!

Kite Fold Tee from Madeit Patterns

Check out my Kite Fold Tee! The design is from MadeIt Patterns and it is fabulous. I love upcycling and I love using up scraps – this is the perfect pattern for both those things! Olu, who blogs at Needle and Ted, has joined the MadeIt team and she organized this fabulous fashion week for their Fold collection’s release. Olu is fabulous – I love seeing what she makes because it’s fresh and different; the details she adds always surprise me!

Today I’m sharing the t-shirt I sewed for my son in addition to collage shots of all the fashion week models, get ready for some eye candy!

I received a copy of the pattern for free, but all opinions are my own, per usual.

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I sewed the Kite Fold Tee, it’s $9.03 and comes in sizes 2-10. All of these fabrics are upcycled – the green is one of my old tshirts that had a stain, the blue stripe is an old shirt I stretched out when I was pregnant, the denim is a pair of old jeggings my son ripped the knees out of, and the tractor print is one of his old onesies that was too stained to reuse for my daughter! Whew.

embroidered size tag

I stabilized a scrap of the jegging knit and used my sewing machine’s embroidery font to add a ‘4’ size tag.

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I sewed the size 4 without any alterations – this is it hung up next to a Carters size 4 shirt. If you’re in the USA you probably own something from Carters, it’s super common, so I thought it would helpful for future reviews to include a side by side!

The shirt fit my son pretty well; the neck was a touch wider than I would’ve liked and the body maybe a touch shorter but those are personal preference. This was my first Madeit pattern and it was a pleasure! It had clear photographs (which I prefer over diagrams) and simple instructions. It offered a ‘quick and easy’ and ‘more polished’ option for the neckband, which was a nice touch.

The only hiccup I ran into was the neckband – they gave a very long measurement for the ribbing and said to sew it in with one shoulder seam open, stretching as you go. I am used to sewing in the round with a hard measurement, and this method didn’t work for me. I ripped it off, measured the neckline, and calculated 80% length and used that measurement instead. Worked like a charm!

I LOVE that I could use that onesie and his jeggings, two things that had such little fabric I would’ve normally shredded them for the knit scrap stuffing heap. My son was so thrilled to have tractors on his shirt – and the jeggings seams added some extra interest. I’ll definitely be sewing this again; it looks like it takes a lot longer than it actually does!


Ready to see what everyone else sewed up?

Monday 31 August

Kid Approved
Girl Like the Sea
Huisje Boompje Boefjes

Tuesday 1 September

Kimme Sew Crazy
East and Eden
Chi Chi Romeo and Me

Wednesday 2 September

Neil and Nikki
In a Manner of Sewing
Creative Needles and Threads
As it Seams

Thursday 3 September

Climbing the Willow
Fairies and Bubbles Co
Sew Thrifty

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


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This Post Has 2 Comments
  1. Yes, the kite fold tee is PERFECT for using up scraps of fabric. Yours looks great and it’s very interesting to have it alongside a ready-to -wear tee. I wonder how an average tee would compare from shop to shop or from country to county even.

    Thank you for your thorough and honest review. And another good method for attaching the next binding.

    So glad you agreed to be part of Madeit Fashion Week. Thank you so much.

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