Balboa Skirt(s) by Itch to Stitch

Balboa Skirt fra Itch to Stitch er virkeligt en alsidigt mønster. Du får ikke bare ét nederdel mønster med forskellige muligheder, du får TRE nederdele med en masse valgmuligheder; længde, enkelt eller dobbelt voilant, midtersøm til når du skal klippe på skrå og flæser. De tre nederdele er; en lige, en a-line og en “tørklæde”-nederdel. Jeg ved slet ikke om det er et ord på dansk, men det er den ternede jeg har syet til min datter.

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Balboa Skirt by Itch to Stitch is truly a multiple-options-kind of pattern. Not only does it have one skirt pattern with different options, it is THREE skirts with multiple options; length, single or double flounce, center seam for bias cut fabric and ruffles. The skirts are straight, a-line and handkerchief.

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Linningen er lavet så man ikke har en masse stof der klumper sammen i taljen. Den er med elastik, men sidder glat i taljen.
Jeg har tidligere prøvet en del forskellige måder at lave elastisk talje på, men denne her er ny. Den er super nem og rigtig godt forklaret og vist i instruktionen. Den bliver rigtig fin.

The waist is designed in a way so you have no bulk at the waist. It is elastic, but with no fabric bunched up at the waist.
I have tried many different methods of creating elasticated waists, but this one was new to me. It is very easy, though and throughly explained in the instructions. And it gives a nice finish, too.

Mønstret er lavet til mellemsvært stof, men jeg har set det syet op i lette stoffer også og det fungere også super fint.
Jeg har lavet to nederdele til min datter, begge i viscose jersey og én til mig selv i enkeltstrikket ren bomuld.

The pattern is designed for medium weight knit fabric, but I have seen it in lighter versions too and it works fantastic.
I made two versions for my darling daughter in rayon knit and a skirt for me in single knit cotton jersey.

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Den første nederdel jeg syede, var tørklæde-versionen til min datter. Jeg havde egentligt ikke meldt mig til at teste lige den version, men da jeg så den syet op af én af de andre testere, måtte jeg bare sy den til hende. Jeg vil også sy en til mig selv senere.
Til min datters syede jeg str 2, men brugte en str 0 linning. Den sidder perfekt og eneste tilretning er 2 cm i længden.

The first skirt I made, was the handkerchief skirt for my DD. I didn’t sign up for testing this one, but once I saw some tester versions, I fell in love and had to make one for her. A version for me will come at a later date.
For her I made a size 2, but used the size 0 waistband. Perfect fit, I only lengthened by 2cm.

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Den anden nederdel til min datter, var efter hendes ønske, en maxi længde a-line nederdel. Hun er ret høj og stangtøj i hendes str, er sædvanligvis alt for kort. Selvom jeg faktisk forlængede denne her 4 cm, kunne den godt bruge en smule mere.

The second one for DD was a maxi skirt by her request. She’s pretty tall, 176 cm, and rtw maxi skirts in her size, are usually too short. Even though I did lengthen her skirt by 4 cm, it could still do with a few cm more.

Til mig selv har jeg syet en lige nederdel i str 10 uden tilretninger. Meget fin og komfortabel og jeg kommer helt sikkert til at bruge den på havet denne sommer. Jeg er vild med det maritime look.

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For myself I made a straight skirt in size 10 with no alterations. Very nice and comfortable and will get lots of wear going sailing this summer. I love the maritime look.

Balboa Skirt er super nem og hurtig at sy. Du kommer sikkert til at bruge mere tid på at vælge hvilken én du vil sy og bestemme stof, end på at sy den😅.

Balboa Skirt is an easy and very fast make. You’ll probably spend more time picking out which of the many options you’ll begin with and picking out fabric, than sewing up the skirt itself😅

Hvis du er klar og vil have et pdf mønster med næsten uendeligt mange muligheder, så kan du finde Balboa Skirt her hos Itch to Stitch og det er endda nedsat indtil ……..

If you are game and wants a pdf pattern with almost endless possibilities, you can get Balboa Skirt here on Itch to Stitch and it is even on sale until the ………

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Whisper Dress and Blouse by Wardrobe by Me

Mønster til en bestemt type stof? Hvorfor ikke? Især når stoffet er så let og luftigt som double gauze.
Whisper kjole og bluse fra Wardrobe by Me er et enkelt kjole/bluse mønster med valgfri bådhals eller stolpelukning. Der er også flere ærmelængder at vælge imellem, bla. én med flap med knap.Whisper blouse and dress Wardrobe by Me sewing pdfpatterns testing

A pattern made for a specific kind of fabric. Why not? Especially when the fabric is as nice, light and airy as Double gauze.
Whisper dress and blouse from Wardrobe by Me is a simple blouse/dress pattern with the option of boat neckline  or neckline with button placket. There are also several different sleeve lengths to choose from.

Det smukke ved det her mønster, er enkeltheden kombineret med stoffet. Double gauze giver blusen en blød lethed som er skøn.
Jeg er vild med double gauze, men har tidligere kun prøvet at sy med Nani Iro double gauze og den er lidt stivere og med mindre krøleffekt. Jeg er vild med begge dele; de har hver sin charme.

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The beauty of this pattern is in the simplicity combined with double gauze. The double gauze gives the blouse a really soft, flowy look and feeling.

I love double gauze, but have ever only sewn with the Japanse Nani Iro kind, which is a bit stiffer and less wrinkly than the “normal” kind.  I love both, but for different reasons.

Jeg valgte at sy blusen fra Whisper, da en kjole uden tajle ikke rigtigt passer til min mere kurvede facon. Jeg elsker looket på andre, men bare ikke på mig selv. Faconen på blusen er helt fantastisk på alle, både til bukser og nederdel, løstsiddende eller sat ned i linningen.
Jeg har syet min standard str 42 i WbM og havde overhovedet ikke brug for at lave tilpasninger.
Jeg vil dog tweeke den lidt næste gang; jeg skal simpelthen have prøvet at sy den med ribkant i ærmet. Dét tror jeg ser fedt. Jeg skal helt sikkert have syet en Whisper med stolpelukning også💖.

Whisper blouse and dress Wardrobe by Me sewing pdfpatterns testingI chose to make Whisper blouse from this pattern, since a dress with no waist is not for my curvy figure. It does however look fantastic on less curvier women.
I made my standard size 42 in WbM and din´t have to make any alterations at all.
I am going to make a hack, though. I want to put a rib cuff on the wider sleeve (the long version). I think that could look soo cool. I definitely want to make the version with the placket, too💖.

Jeg glæder mig til det bliver varmere i Danmark; jeg er sikker på, at jeg kommer til at bruge mine Whisper bluser en masse i år.
De er også super nemme at vaske; bare i maskinen, op på en bøjle og ´voila´, blusen er klar igen.

I can´t wait for the weather to get warmer; I´m positive Whisper will get a lot of wear this year.
It so easy to just toss it in the washing machine, put it on a hanger and `voila´, she´s ready for another round.

Hvis du vil prøve Whisper, fås den her og den er nedsat indtil den 19. april 2020.

If you would like to get your hands on this beauty, Whisper is on sale here until the 19th of April 2020.

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Eddystone Jeans by Itch to Stitch

Itch to Stitch Eddystone jeans sewing pdf patternJeg er tosset med at sy jeans, så da Kennis fra Itch to Stitch spurgte efter testere til Eddystone Jeans, var jeg helt med.
De her jeans er super oppe i tiden med den høje talje, tætsiddende talje og hofte og lidt mere vidde i benene. De kan lavet i en ‘girlfriend fit’ eller demi-boot fit (mere eller mindre vidde)

I have a passion for sewing jeans, so when Kennis from Itch to Stitch put up the Eddystone Jeans for testing, I was game.
These jeans are very on trend with the high rise, fitted from waist through hips and with the option of ‘girlfriend’ or demi-boot fit in the legs. We went with the ‘girlfriend’ fit.

Jeg ville gerne sy dem til min datter; hun er vild med højtaljede bukser, men synes det er svært at finde nogle der passer hende fordi hun er høj og slank/smal. Her kommer super-mor ind🦸🏼‍♀️

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I wanted to make these for my darling daughter, since she loves high-rise trousers, but is having a hard time finding some that fit due to her slim silhouette and long legs. Mum to the rescue🦸🏼‍♀️

Til mønstret skal bruges lidt kraftigere stof med en smule stræk (ca 10% (ikke 10% lycra, men stoffet skal kunne strække sig ca. 10%)). Det kan være denim, fløjl eller bokse twill.
Mathilde ville gerne have lys denim, hvilket jeg ikke havde i skabet. Jeg bestilte online hos Stofdepotet, men var lidt nervøs ift levering pga Covid-19. Ingen problem; Stofdepotet leverede hurtigt.

The pattern calls for bottom weight fabric with a bit of stretch (about 10%). This can be either denim, corduroy or twill.
Mathilde requested light blue denim. I had to get it online as I didn’t have any on hand and was a bit worried about delivery time in these Covid-19 times. Stofdepotet came through and the fabric was delivered in good time.

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Ifølge målskemaet passer Mathilde en str 0, men jeg lavede et par tilretninger for at få en endnu bedre pasform.
Jeg lavede følgende tilretninger.;

  • Lagde længde til. Mathilde er 176 cm og mønstret er lavet til én på 168 cm. Det passede med 5 cm fordelt på de “Lengthening lines”, ét på låret og ét på læggen.
  • Jeg fjernede en kile bagpå over rumpen. Prøvemodellen bulede ud der, fordi hun har en bagudstruttende bagdel og lidt svaj i ryggen.
  • Jeg fjernede lidt længde på baglåret ved at tage en kile væk. Længden på sidesømmen bibeholdt jeg, men fjernede lidt længde på indersømmen ved at lave en kile her også.

Mathilde fit into a size 0, but I had to make some adjustments for a perfect fit.
Here’s what I did;

  • Lengthen. Mathilde is 176 cm tall and the pattern is made for 168 cm. I found that lengthening by 5 cm total was perfect. 2,5 cm on each of the two lengthening lines on the legs itself.
  • I took out a wedge at the back above her derrière to accommodate for protruding cheeks/swayback.
  • I took some length off of the back thighs to reduce the folds on the back legs. I did it by taking of a wedge, keeping the length on the side seam and only reducing the inner seam. To make the inner seams match, I stretched the fabric a bit while sewing.

Det var en sand fornøjelse at sy Eddystone, både fordi jeg elsker at sy jeans, men også fordi jeg har så stor tiltro til Kennis´ mønstre og instruktioner. Jeg skal ikke gætte mig til noget og jeg ved, at der ikke bliver hoppet over hvor gærdet er lavest nogen steder.

Sewing Eddystone was a pleasure, both because I love sewing jeans and because I feel so safe and well taken care of with Kennis’ patterns and instructions. There’s no second guessing with her work and no cutting corners with her methods.

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Men hvorfor sy jeans?;
Så hvorfor er jeg så vild med at sy jeans selv? Det ved jeg ikke. Måske fordi folk tror det er svært at sy jeans? Det er det ikke. Helt ærligt. Man skal bare gøre sig umage med pyntesømmene/sy langsomt og så følge instruktionerne ét step ad gangen.
Måske er det også fordi det er så svært at finde jeans i butikkerne der passer? At sy jeans der passer, er bare det bedste.

Skal du også prøve?

Eddystone er et godt sted at starte. Eller hvad med mine ynglings wannabe jeans, Mountain view. De er også fantastiske❤️

Sewing jeans. But why?;
So why is sewing jeans so satisfying to me? Dunno. Maybe because jeans are supposed to hard to sew? They are not. Trust me. All you have to do is going slow with the topstitching and follow the instruction.

Maybe I love sewing jeans, because I have such a hard time finding jeans that fit rtw? Getting jeans to fit is just the best feeling ever.

Want to try?

Eddystone is a good place to start. Or maybe my all time favorite wanna-be-jeans, Mountain view. They are awesome, too❤️

Køb Eddystone Jeans nedsat indtil ……april 2020 på Itch to Stitch.

Get Eddystone Jeans on sale until the …………of April 2020 at Itch to Stitch.

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Balloon Cardigan from Wardrobe by Me

Balloon Cardigan fra Wardrobe by Me er et skønt cardigan mønster med en løs pasform, rynker ved ærmer og krop der giver en flot poseeffekt og mulighed for to længder. Der er også to forskellige halskanter, så der er masser af muligheder.
Mønstret er lavet til let til medium jersey, men flere testere har lavet den i fastvævet med gode resultater (bl.a. i blonde. Wow). Virkelig fed mulighed.
Jeg skal helt sikkert lave en Balloon i fastvævet viskose på et tidspunkt.

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Balloon Cardigan
 from Wardrobe by Me is a lovely cardigan pattern with a loose fit, gathering at the sleeve and body to create balloon effect and it has two options for length. It also has two options for necklines, so there’s plenty of possibilities.

The pattern is made for light to medium knit, but several testers have even made it in woven fabric with great results. What’s not to like.
I definitely have to make myself one in light woven rayon sometime.

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Jeg har valgt at sy den korte udgave eftersom den længste stopper lige på mit bredeste sted og får mig til at bredere ud og skjuler min talje. Jeg har dog lagt 3 cm til i længden pga min højde. Ærmerne har jeg forlænget med 1 cm, så meget lidt. det var sikkert ikke engang nødvendigt.
Udover det har jeg ikke lavet tilpasninger, så et meget let mønster at tilpasse.

fullsizeoutput_e38I choose the short length as the longer one stops at my widest point, thus making me look wider and waistless. I did however lengthen it by 3 cm to accommodate for my height. The sleeve I lengthened by 1 cm, so only very little. It probably wasn’t even necessary. Other than that, I made no alterations and the Balloon Cardigan is an easy fit.

Jeg har ikke ændret meget i pasformen, men jeg har brugt en alternativ måde at lave rynkeeffeken ved ærmerne. Jeg synes det var en lettere måde og at det gav et super resultat. Jeg har lavet en lille vejledning her.

I didn’t change much for the fit, but I did use an alternative method when making the gathers at the sleeve. I found it to be easier and give an excellent result. I made a small tutorial on that here.

Jeg er ret vil med ballon/poseeffekten ved ærmerne, den runde halskant med en god bredde, at den falder ud over skuldrene og at man kan sy den i både jersey og fastvævet❣️. Jeg skal helt sikkert have flere Balloon Cardigans i garderoben.

IMG_20200211_170153_Bokeh__01I really like the balloon effect on the sleeves, the round neckline with the wider neck band, the dropped shoulders and the possibility to use both light knit and woven fabric❣️. I can see many more Balloon Cardigans in my future. 

Jeg har syet min Balloon i en dejlig let bomuldsjersey fra Kludemanden. De har den også med en bordeaux baggrundsfarve. De har ingen webshops, men sender gerne.

I made my Balloon Cardigan in a lovely light CL from my local fabric shop. They pick up leftover fabric from the clothes industry, so no online shop. 

Tag et kig på Balloon CardiganWardrobe by Me; den er nedsat indtil den 29. feb 2020.

Go check out Balloon Cardigan on Wardrobe by Me and get it on sale until the 29th of February 2020.

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DIY gathering sleeve on Balloon Cardigan

wardrobe by me pdfpattern sewing Balloon cardiganÉn af de karakteristiske ting ved den skønne Balloon Cardigan fra Wardrobe by Me som jeg har syet, er rynkerne ved ribkanten på ærmerne der giver den fede ballon-effekt.
Normalt når man skal sy ribkant på et ærme, skal man blot strække ribben og få uden til at matche med ærmet og så sy den på. Det kan man ikke med Balloon fordi ærmet er så bredt og man kan ikke strække ribben så meget.
Derfor står der i vejledningen, at man skal rynke det nederste på ærmet ligesom man ville gøre i fast stof. For at gøre det, plejer man at sy to stikninger og bruge over eller undertråd til at rynke med.

fullsizeoutput_e31One of the characteristics on the gorgeous Balloon Cardigan from Wardrobe by Me that I made, is the  gathering at the bottom of the sleeves that gives a lovely balloon effect.
Usually when you put cuffs on a knit sleeve, you can just stretch the cuff to make it fit the sleeve and then sew. This is not possible on the Balloon Cardigan, as the sleeve is so wide you cannot stretch the cuff sufficiently. 
Therefor the instructions tell you to first gather the sleeve they way you would with woven fabric, before sewing in the cuff. They way you would usually do that, is by sewing two lines of basting stitches and then pull the upper thread.

Den måde at rynke på virker fortrindeligt, men der en anden metode som er endnu hurtigere og lettere. Det magiske trick er…….(trommehvirvel)….. engleelastik (eller klar elastik)!

This type of making gathers works great, but there is a way to do it even faster and easier. The magic trick is …..(drumroll)…..clear elastic!

Sådan her gjorde jeg;
I instruktionen står der, at man skal sy indersømmen på ærmet først og så rynke ærmet. Jeg rynkede først og så syede indersømmen.

Heres what I did;
The instructions tell you to sew the sleeve together at the inseam and then gather the bottom of the sleeve. I made the gathers first and then sewed the inseam.

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Rynkerne lavede jeg ved at sy et stykke klar elastik på med min overlocker. Men jeg syede det på, holdt jeg lidt igen på elastikken og strakte den ud.
Min overlocker har en sprække på foden til at fodre elastikken igennem, men jeg er sikker på, at det virker fint uden og endda på en symaskine.

The gatering I made by sewing on a piece of clear elastic on my overlocker. While sewing it on, I put quite a bit of tension on the elastic and stretched it out.
My overlocker foot has a slot to feed the elastic, but I’m sure it will work just fine without it or even on a sewing machine.

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Efter jeg syede elastikken på, syede jeg indersømmen på ærmet sammen og fortsatte som efter vejledningen med at sy ribben på.

wardrobe by me pdfpattern sewing Balloon cardiganAfter sewing on the elastic, just sew the inseam and proceed according to the pattern, sewing on the cuffs.

Ud over at den her metode er hurtig, hjælper den også ribkanten med at holde ærmet på plads og ikke strække sig for meget. Win win.

This method is fast, but the elastic also helps keep the cuff from stretching out too much later on. Win win.

Håber det var til hjælp. Mønstret er super fedt og hvis du ikke allerede har kigget på det, kan du finde det her😉

Hope this was helpful. The pattern is awesome and if you haven’t already, go check it out here😉

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Sille Blouse from Wardrobe by Me

Sille Blouse fra Wardrobe by Me er en skøn bluse med fine feminine detaljer.
Den bliver beskrevet sådan her på Wardrobe by Me;

“PDF symønstret Sille Blouse er en skjorte med knapper foran, rynker ved kraven, dolman-ærmer og en buet søm forneden.
View A har lange ærmer som rynker ved manchetten. Kraven er buet ved halskanten.”

Wardrobe by Me pdfpatterns sewing Sille BlouseSille Blouse from Wardrobe by Me is a lovely blouse with very feminine details.
This is how it is described in the pattern:
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“The Sille Blouse PDF sewing pattern is a shirt with front buttons, gathers at the neckline, dolman sleeves and, a curved hem.

View A has long sleeves that are gathered to a slit-cuff. The collar edge is rounded at the front neckline.”

Jeg har indtil videre syet udgaven med de korte dolman-ærmer, men en Sille med lange ærmer er bestemt i støbeskeen.

Stoffet til min Sille er fra Mind the Maker. Det er en twill vævet fast viskose og den er købt hos Metermeter. Jeg er helt pjattet med det stof og det er samme stof som jeg syede min Grace Dress i. Det har en fantastisktyngde og fald.

I have sewn the version with the short dolman sleeves so far, but a Sille with long sleeves is a must too.

The fabric for my Sille is a Mind the Maker woven rayon from Metermeter and I love that fabric. Same maker and weight as my Grace dress. Loove that fabric❤️. It is a twill weave and has an awesome drape.

Wardrobe by Me pdfpatterns sewing Sille BlouseDet var ret ligetil at sy Sille. Instruktionerne er klare og nemme at følge og der er mange illustrationer..
Jeg har ikke lavet nogle ændringer i mønstret. På grund af min højde, har jeg ofte brug for at forlænge toppe, men ikke her. Sille har en god længde til mig.
Jeg har syet en str 42, men 40 ville også have fungeret for mig.

Sewing Sille was pretty straight forward. The instructions are clear and easy to follow with lot of illustrations.
I didn’t do any alterations. I am pretty tall and usually have to lengthen tops, but the Sille is pretty long as it is. I found it the perfect length. 
I made a size 42, I think a size 40 would’ve worked too.

Jeg glæder mig til at lufte Sille udenfor når det bliver lidt (meget) varmere. Hvis du også vil have en Sille, er hun nedsat her i et par dage mere.

Husk at checke de andre testers Sille ud. Der er så mange fine udgaver🥰

I’m looking forward to warmer weather in Denmark so I can wear my Sille outside. I you would like to check out Sille, you can get her here on sale a few more days.

Don’t forget to check out the other testers Sille Blouse. There are some really awesome Silles among.DSC_3871

Boxy Raglan from Wardrobe by Me

Wardrobe by me pdfpatterns sewing Boxy RaglanJeg har været med til at teste Boxy Raglan fra Wardrobe by Me. Én af de ting jeg godt kan lide ved at teste er interaktionen med andre der syr og at se deres udgaver af det samme mønster. Et mønster som det her er særligt sjovt pga mulighederne i mønstret sammenholdt med stofvalget. Sååå mange styles og muligheder. Check nogle af de andre testers billeder.

I was one of the testers for the Boxy Raglan from Wardrobe by Me. I really enjoy testing and one of the things I like most about it, is interacting with other sewers and see their take on the same pattern. This pattern in particular was especially enjoyable, because of the diversity of the pattern in correlation with the choice of fabric. Sooo many different looks and styles. Check out some of the other testers pics.

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Boxy Raglan er et super nemt mønster og fra klipning af stof til den endelig presning behøver der ikke være lang tid. Det er hurtigere at sy raglan ærmer end påsatte ærmer og hvis du bruger Hot ham metoden til rib kanterne, går det endnu hurtigere.
Hvis ikke du kender Hot ham metoden kan jeg virkelig anbefale dig at checke den ud. Jeg synes den er både meget hurtigere og giver et bedre resultat.

Boxy Raglan is a very easy pattern and the time from cutting to last press dosen’t have to be long. Sewing raglan sleeves is faster than sewing set in sleeves and if you use the Hot ham method when sewing the cuff, bottomband and neckline Boxy R is really fast. If you are nok familiar with the Hot ham method, you really ought to give it a go. I find it much faster and a whole lot easier and with a nicer result. 

Wardrobe by me pdfpatterns sewing Boxy RaglanBoxy Raglan er ikke bare on oversize sweatshirt. Kroppen er dejlig rummelig, men ærmerne er smallere, hvilket giver en super fin silhouette på trøjen. Jeg synes den er fin og feminin.
Mønstret har en del valgmuligheder; lange eller korte ærmer, tre halsudskæringer, to længder og to forskellige ribkanter på kroppen.
Jeg har lavet Boxy’er med de to vide halskanter, begge længder (og én midt imellem) og lange ærmer. Det er trods alt vinter i Danmark.

Boxy Raglan is not just an oversize sweatshirt. The body is nice and roomy, Boxy, but the sleeves are quite slender, giving it a great and feminine silhouette. 
The patterns has several options; long or short sleeves, 3 necklines, two lengths and 2 different bottombands.
I have made Boxys with the two widest neckbands, both lengths (and one in between) and long sleeves. It is winter in Denmark after all.

Min første Boxy R er den grå. Det er den korte model med den vide halsudskæring. Stoffet er isoli.
Ved den anden Boxy R ville jeg prøve at bruge en jaquard strik. Det fungerede virkelig godt og det er min favorit ind til videre. Jeg har brugt den rigtig meget, som i lige fra tørresnoren og på.
Den sidste (ind til videre) er en blød isoli med kanter af stribet rib. Printet har jeg lavet med en Silhouette Cameo vinyl cutter. Halskanten er den mellem vide halskant, længden mellem de to i mønstret ( jeg er også høj) og lange ærmer. Jeg synes den er blevet super fin.

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My first Boxy R was the grey one. It’s the short model with the wide neckband. Fabric is french terry.

With the second Boxy R I wanted to try a jacquard knit and se how that would work with the pattern. Turned out it worked like a dream. I love it and have worn it a lot since…like straight from the wash and back on.
Last one (so far😉) is a soft french terry with striped rib. The print I made on a Silhouette Cameo vinyl cutter. Neckline is the slight scooped option, length between the two (I am tall) and sleeves are long. Love it.

Boxy Raglan er i str 30-54, så den dækker over mange størrelser.
Mønstret kan købes her. Prisen er $9 resten af året, derefter $11.

The pattern comes in sizes US 0-24 and EU 30-54, so it covers a wide range of sizes.
If you want to give Boxy Raglan a go, it’s on sale until the end of 2019. Price is $9 (reg $11)

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Trudy Turtleneck from Wardrobe by Me

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Min datter er høj og slank og har altid problemer med at finde bukser og overdele som er lange nok. Hun har også brede skuldre og skuldersømmen ender altid helt oppe på skulderen….altså i stangtøj.

My daughter is one of those people who is tall and slim and always has trouble finding pants and tops that are long enough. She also has broad shoulders and the seam on the shoulder always ends up sitting way up on the shoulder……with rtw anyway.

Trudy Turtleneck T-shirt Wardrobe by Me sewing pdf patternJeg har syet en del tøj til hende efterhånden; kjoler, bukser og trøjer og jeg føler mig heldig at have en teenage datter der gerne vil gå i hjemmesyet.

Det seneste jeg har lavet til hende, er Trudy Turtleneck T-shirt fra Wardrobe by Me, noget hun har efterspurgt længe. Det er virkelig svært at finde tætsiddende t-shirts som er lange nok i både ærmer og krop. Trudy har gjort det nemt at sy det til hende.

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I have sewn quite a few garments for her; dresses, pants and tops and I feel lucky to have a teenage daugther who dosen´t mind wearing “made by mum” clothes.

My latest make for her, is the Trudy Turtleneck T-shirt from Wardrobe by Me, something she has asked for for some time. Finding fitting t-shirts that are long enough in body and sleeves is a real challenge. With the Trudy it´s easy peasy.

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Trudy er super hurtig og nem at sy og det tager ikke lang tid at sy en hel stak.
Ift tilpasning, har jeg lagt lidt længde til ærmerne og lidt bredde til skulderne. Jeg har syet en str 34 til hende og hun er 176cm.

Stoffet til denne er viskose jersey. Jeg har også syet én i 100% uld her til vinter. Jeg har også set den syet op i lidt kraftigere strik og det ser også fedt ud.

Trudy is a very fast sew and it´s no problem sewing up a whole bunch in no time.
Fitting wise, I added a little length to the sleeves and some width in the shoulders. I made a size 34 for her and she is 176cm tall.

The fabric for this one is rayon knit. I have also made one in a 100% whool knit for the Danish winter. I have seen it sewn in a bit heavier knit and that looks really nice, too.

Check out Trudy Turtleneck from Wardrobe by Me and see all the different tester pictures.

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Lavendula from EliQu

Lavendula Eliqu sewing pdfpattern dress Jeg holder mig sædvanligvis til designere jeg kender. Især til mere avancerede mønstre. Jeg har brug for tillid til designerens design, deres pasform og evne til at lave gode mønstre og sy-vejledninger.
EliQu er et nyt firma, men her kender jeg designeren på forhånd. Jeg har fulgt Signe Eriksens blog i årevis, taget et grundmønsterkursus hos hende og brugt hendes online workshops rigtigt meget. Hun er vildt dygtig, skyder ingen genveje og bruger den tid det tager for at få tingene perfekt.
Jeg havde ingen skrupler ved at sy et EliQu mønster og har glædet mig vildt til at sy Lavendula.

Lavendula levede fuldstændigt op til forventningerne. Den var en sand fornøjelse at sy.

I rarely try new designers. Especially not for more advanced patterns. I need to trust in a designers designs, fit and abilities to make perfect patterns and instructions. 
EliQu is a new kid in town, but I know the designer, Signe Eriksen, from years of following her blog, taking her fitting course and using her online workshops from Skaberlyst (sorry all in Danish, but EliQu is in English). She is very talented, cuts no corners and gladly takes the time to make everything perfect.
I had complete faith in EliQu and were exited to sew up Lavendula

The dress lived up to all my expectations. I was a true labour of love.

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Lavendula er til fast stof, er fuldt foeret og har franske læg. Ærmerne er raglanærmer og de har en ydre søm. Det giver en god pasform og gør det lettere at tilpasse. Ærmerne kan laves i tre længder. Jeg har valgt albuelængden fordi jeg synes det giver en slankere arm.
Lavendula har lynlås i siden og en søm midt bag på overstykket.
Muligheden for at lave et langt bindebånd i taljen gør virkelig kjolen helt speciel og den lange sløjfe bagpå er en fantastisk og feminin detalje❤️. Ligesom v-udskæringen bagpå.

Lavendula is for woven fabric, is fully lined and has french darts. The sleeves are raglan sleeves and they have an outside seam for better and easier fit. The sleeves come in three different lengths. I went with the elbow length, as I find that slimming to the arm.
Lavendula has a zipper in the side seam and a center back seam.
The option for a long tie-band in the waist really makes this dress stand out. The long bow in the back is so feminine and an awesome detail❤️. So is the v-neck in the back.

Fordi kjolen er fuldt foeret, i fast stof og involverer syning i hånden er det ikke et begynder projekt. Instruktionerne er dog til meget hjælp og hjælper dig sikkert igennem. De er ikke fuldt illustreret, dvs tegninger til alle trin, men alle vigtige detaljer er illustreret og forklaringerne er gode.

Lavendula Eliqu sewing pdfpattern dressHvis du køber mønstret i papirudgaven, får du det i en fin karton kassette og instruktionerne er printet som en A5 folder. Selve mønstret er printet på kraftigt papir og kan holde evigt.

Because this dress is fully lined, in woven fabric and there are some hand sewing involved, it is not a beginners project. The instructions however, is of great help and will guide you through. The instructions are not fully illustrated, but all the essential steps are and the explanations are good.

If you buy the paper pattern, it comes in a beautiful box the size of a book and the instruction are a size A5 booklet. The pattern itself is printed on heavy paper and will last forever.

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Jeg har syet Lavendula i en skøn let til mellemsvær bomuld som jeg købte sidste år i Lissabon. Jeg er vild med holdet i stoffet. Det giver noget fylde og var nemt at arbejde med.
Ift tilpasning af Lavendula: Jeg vidste godt, at jeg ville få brug for at tilpasse skuldrene, da jeg har brede firkantede skuldre. Det viste sig dog at være lettere end forventet pga ydersømmen på ærmet. Jeg skulle bare ændre kurven på sømmen lidt og vupti; kjolen faldt ned på plads. Havde kjolen ikke haft bådhals, ville det også have været sværere.
Da jeg prøvet kjolen på, synes jeg at jeg manglede lidt bredde bagpå ryggen. Det blev ordnet ved at tilføje 0,5 cm øverst på midtersømmen.

I made Lavendula in a beautiful light to medium weight cotton I got last year from Lisbon. I really like the weight of the fabric. It has some fullness and was easy to work with.
As for fitting Lavendula: I knew I had to do some fitting on the shoulders, as I have broad and square shoulders. Turned out to be a pretty straight forward alteration by changing the curve on the outer seam of the sleeve a bit. Had this dress had a different neckline and not the boat neck, it would have been a much bigger task.
When trying on the dress, I also noticed a bit of a tightness in the back, but letting out the top of the back seam by 0,5 cm took care of that.

Jeg nød hele processen med at sy den her kjole. Nogen gange skal det bare gå hurtigt med et nemt projekt, men andre gange nyder jeg at bruge tiden på noget mere udfordrende og detaljeret.
At sy Lavendula føles meget couture-agtigt pga alle detaljerne, foeret, syning i hånden og selve designet.
Sy endelig Lavendula, men lad være med at starte dagen inden du skal bruge den😉. Tag dig tid og nyd processen. Syning er MIG tid og resultatet derefter.

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I loved the process of sewing this dress. Sometimes I just want fast and furious, but other times I really enjoy taking the time to sew something more elaborate and detailed. Sewing this had a very couture feeling because of all the details, the lining, the hand sewing and the design itself. 

Make this dress, but don’t start the day before you need it😉. Enjoy the process and take your time. This is YOU time and you’ll get an amazing result.

Hvis du vil vide mere om designeren og EliQu, så kig her. Flere detaljer om Lavendula her.

If you want to know more about the designer and EliQu check this out. For more details on Lavendula here.

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Itch to Stitch Blog Tour 2019 Mountain View Fall Edition

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Choosing two pattern to sew up for the tour was both easy and difficult. I knew I wanted to sew more Mountain View Pull-on Jeans, as the first pair I made back in March 2018 have been worn to death and I really need more.

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For the second pattern I wanted something I hadn’t made before and something that would go well with Mountain View. I went Paulina Top as she met the requirements and I really love the layering effect.

I previously made the jeans in denim, but wanted twill for this version. I love denim, but the gorgeous fall colors  from the Metermeter twill collection is really lovely and it has the right amount of stretch.

Itch to Stitch Blogtour Mountain View Paulina pdf patternsOne of the reasons I fell for Mountain View is how easy they are to fit. Apart from the back seam looking awesome, it also makes the jeans very easy to fit.
Last time I made a size 10, but this time I had to go with the 12, because I have gained some weight. I added 0,5 cm to the back thigh, like last time, but I also added 1″ in length in both thigh and at the bottom, adding 2″ in total for length. My height is 175cm, so adding length is usual.
Last alteration was taking about 1″ from the width of the legs from the knee down.

After sewing the wine colored pair of jeans, I went straight back to the shop for more of the same fabric. The colors are amazing and second time around, I choose Khaki.
This turned out to be the perfect pattern/fabric match🥰. Perfect stretch and firmness. Pure love, and the best thing is; I can just go back to the shop and pick all the colors I want😁.

Itch to Stitch Blogtour Mountain View Paulina pdf patternsFor the Paulina top I decided on a ponte in black for the main part. I wanted a color that would go with both the wine and the Khaki jeans and I love black. For the woven contrast, I went with some Nano Iro from Metermeter I had in my stash.
Only alteration is, that I omitted the cutouts.
I really like the layering effect you get with this pattern and ponte turned out to be perfect.
The Paulina Top is also a great choice if you, like me, want to conceal some added weight😂.

I am really happy with my new addition to my ever-growing collection of ITS patterns.
The Mountain View Pull-up jeans and the Paulina Top makes me feel more ready for Fall.

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