We are so excited to debut our newest pattern...the Madrid! This relaxed fit, hip-length top has a unique diagonal button front, which curves into a funnel collar. The flattering tapered sleeves and Asymmetric hemlines will look great on many body types and, depending on your fabric choice, the Madrid top can be worn as a shirt or a jacket. The pants are fitted with a contour waistband that sits just below your waist.
As we have been developing the pattern, we have enjoyed experimenting with a variety of fabrics. It is fun to see how one jacket style can look so different, just because of a new fabric choice. Check out some of our favorite looks below...
Two Looks, One Jacket
In the two looks shown above, Erin wears the same Madrid top but demonstrates how it can be styled for two completely different looks. On the left, she wears it as a top paired with a loose pant in a warm burgundy. On the right, she works a layered look, wearing the Madrid as a light knit jacket over a fun lace tee. Again, she contrasts the neutral jacket with a bold pant, this time in Royal Blue.
Want to recreate this look for yourself?
Make the Madrid pant in our a stretch denim like our Allegro Denim to create a similar pant to the one shown on the right.
Day To Night
The Madrid isn't just to wear on casual days. It can also work with dressier outfits, as modeled by Briana and Erin. Briana wears a bright, textured Madrid over our Cityscapes dress, made in a comfortable knit. This ensemble is dressy enough to wear to work, but comfortable enough to wear all the time! Erin's Madrid looks totally different. This sophisticated ensemble pairs an Asian-inspired Madrid, with a sleek, black skirt. Wear this outfit with flat sandals in the office and dress it up with heels to go out for the evening.
Want to recreate these looks for yourself?
On Erin: Madrid made in Ink Blot. You could also use our Modern Kimono print which is another beautiful Asian-inspired fabric. Make the Sixth Sense skirt in our Black Ponte Knit to create a look similar to Erin's skirt
The Layered Look
Kathy's Madrid is made from a heathered jersey which she has layered over a coordinating t-shirt, and paired with a wide-leg drapey pair of pants pants made in a soft knit. This is such a perfect outfit for Fall, especially for those days that start out chilly and end up hot!
Want to recreate the look for yourself?
Is the Madrid pant designed from a similar block as any of the other SW pants? I'd like to know because Linda fitted several pants patterns for me and I could use the same tweaks for the Madrid. I think this concept might make a good blog post or Sew Confident Module, modeling different pants which are based on the same block. That was a super helpful thing to learn about your pants patterns at the Sew Eureka workshop.
Thank you, Kathy Zachry
Hi Kathy. Great question! The Madrid is based on our former ZigZag pant which is out of print now. We didn't have a fly-front pant in the current line up so this was a good addition for the line right now.
Your suggestion for talking about the shared pants block is fantastic and the idea is going in our blog queue. Thanks for reading and sharing with us!