The great FREE Uvita from Itch to Stitch

Uvita“, what is that? Well, I had to look it up and it turns out to be a beautiful place in Costa Rica. Now it is also a great pattern from Itch to Stitch. There are many great features in this pattern and one of the greater ones is, that it is FREE.Uvita drop shoulder itch to stitch sewing free pdf pattern
The description in the pattern says;”The Uvita Top is a relaxed, dropped-shoulder top that is designed for maximum comfort and style. The minimalist style is a blank canvas that is perfect for showcasing your interesting fabric.”
Uvita does what it promises; it is simple and can be sewn in many different fabric and styles going from thin rayon to sweater knit. It has the option of long sleeve and three-quarter and has a wide neckline.

If you are new to pdf-patterns or just need a really versatile pattern for tops, you will love Uvita. It might bee free, but the pattern, instructions and illustrations are very much up to Kennis´ usual standard.
It is a fast and easy sew. Only a few hours, maybe three, from printing to final press.

I made a straight size 10, but might go down a size for the next one. Only alteration was adding 1″ to sleeve and body, which turned out wasn’t really necessary.
I am wearing my Liana Stretch Jeans from Itch to Stitch. I highly recommend that pattern; love my Lianas.

Getting photos taking this time of the year in Denmark is pretty challenging. It gets dark very early and the sun rarely comes out. We have just had a bit of snow, but the temperature just crawled back up a bit and now it is just slush. No white Christmas for us this year.

Get Uvita here and see the other testers versions here. There is also a coupon code for 20% off for the whole store valid until the 19th of December.

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The Boxer Shorts by Wardrobe by Me

Wardrobe by Me is really coming up with some new awesome patterns for men. The Boxer Shorts is no exception. It is a classic boxer shorts pattern for woven fabric. The front and the sides are one piece and the back has extra room for comfort. They range from size 2XS-4XL, fitting most men and teenage boys.Wardrobe by Me Boxer Shorts sewing pdf pattern woven
I have never tested underwear before and never sewn boxershorts, so that is two new for me. I also had to ask hubby if I could take pictures of him in underwear. It did take some convincing since we always take pictures for tests outside and it is December and freezing cold😂. He was a good sport about it and went outside in underpants without any (or almost no) complaints at all. Guess I own him😉

Wardrobe by Me har virkelig lavet nogle gode mønstre til mænd på det seneste. The Boxer Shorts er ingen undtagelse. Det er et par klassiske boxershorts til fast stof. Forstykket og siderne er ét stykke og bagstykket har ekstra plads for komfort. De er i størrelserne fra 2XS til 4XL, så de passer de fleste mænd og store drenge.
Jeg har aldrig før testet undertøj og aldrig syet klassiske boxershorts, så det er to nye ting for mig. Jeg måtte også lige spørge min mand, om han var okay med, at jeg skulle tage billeder af ham i undertøj. Det er trods alt december og ret koldt og vi tager altid test billeder udenfor😂. Han gik med på ideen og brokkede sig (næsten) ikke over, at skulle udenfor i underbukser. Jeg skylder ham vist lidt😉

Wardrobe by Me Boxer Shorts sewing pdf pattern wovenThe boxer Shorts is a pretty fast sew, especially if you use the second method mentioned in the instruction for putting in the elastic. That is a super easy and fast way to do that.

The Boxer Shorts er hurtige at sy, især hvis man følger den anden metode til isyning af elastikken som mønstret foreslår. Det er super nemt og hurtigt.

The instructions are well illustrated and easy to follow. You´ll have plenty of time to sew boxers for the men in your family before Christmas.
This is also a great pattern for girls and women; some of the testers made Boxers for themselves too. Great for sleeping in😴 or just hanging out.

Instruktionerne er godt illustrerede og nemme at følge. Du kan sagtens nå at sy boxershorts til mændene i din familie inden jul.
Det er også et fedt mønster til piger og damer; flere af testerne syede Boxers til sig selv også. De er gode at sove😴 i eller bare hænge ud i.

The Boxer Shorts will be on sale for a little while. Go join the Wardrobe by Me Pattern Support group on Facebook. Lots of great help and inspiration.

The Boxer Shorts er nedsat i en kort periode.
Meld dig ind i Wardrobe by Me Pattern Support siden på Facebook. der er masser af hjælp og inspiration at hente.

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Santi Skirt from Designer Stitch

Australske Designer Stitch har lavet endnu et fedt mønster. Denne gang er det en nederdel i denim, Santi Skirt.
Jeg er virkelig stor fan af pyntestikninger på denim. Jeg synes det ser fedt ud og det er vældig tilfredsstillende at sy. Der er masser af lejlighed til at sy pyntestikninger på Santi Skirt.

Australien Designer Stitch has released another great pattern. This time it is a cool denim skirt, Santi Skirt.
I absolutely love topstitching on denim. It looks cool and is super satisfying and very gratifying to sew. Plenty of 
opportunities for topstitching on the Santi Skirt.

Designer Stitch Santi Skirt pdfpattern sewing testingJeg har længe tænkt på, at ville sy en denim nederdel, så da jeg så at Ann fra Designer Stitch søgte testere, sprang jeg på.
Det er jeg glad for, at jeg gjorde. Santi er en fornøjelse at sy og meget nem at style. Den kan gå sammen med alt fra en stor sweater til en fin silkebluse. Ligeledes er både højhælede, gummisko eller støvler fede til.

I have wanted a denim skirt for some time now, so when Ann from Designer Stitch called out for testers for Santi, I knew I had to join.
I´m so glad I did. Santi is a really enjoyable sew and 
sew easy to wear and style. It looks great with a silk shirt, with a sweater or just a t-shirt. I is equally great with both high heels or boots.

Santi kan sys i mange materialer, men gør sig bedst i rimeligt kraftigt stof uden stræk. Den ville også være fed i fløj, f.eks som det jeg brugte til Tanner. Jeg ved ikke lige hvor jeg har købt det stof jeg har brugt -det var på mit lager, men god mellemtung denim kan fås mange steder.

Santi kan be made in different material, but the best choice is something a bit heavy without stretch. I would be great in the to colored corduroy I used for Tanner. Not sure where the fabric for this skirt came from -it was in my stash.

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Santi sidder lidt under den naturlige talje og er meget nem at tilpasse. Faktisk kan man bare klippe linnings-stykkerne ud og se, om den sidder det rigtige sted på kroppen. Da nederdelen er let a-formet, vil der typisk nemt være plads til hofter og bagdel.

Nederdelen har også mønster til bæltet som er formsyet så det passer til. Det bliver bundet foran med en snøre, men jeg har også set én forlænge bæltet lidt og sætte en knap i.

Santi sits a little below the natural waist and is very easy to fit. Actually you just need to cut out and sew the back and front facing and see if it fits. Since the skirt is a bit a-line, the hips and bum will typically have plenty of room if it fits in the waist.

The skirt also has pattern pieces for the belt, which is formfitting. It is tied in the front with a leather string. I have also seen it lengthened a bit and closed with a button.

Santi is on sale for a little while, so go get is while it is. Go join the Designer Stitch Pattern Support for help or more inspirational photos of Santi. If you join, you get a code for additional $1 of the sales price.

Santi er nedsat i pris for en kort periode. I Designer Stitch Pattern Support gruppen, kan du altid få hjælp eller se flere testeres billeder af Santi. Hvis du melder dig ind i gruppen, får du en kode med yderligere $1 rabat på udsalgsprisen.

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Hubert Hoodie Sweater

Hubert from Wardrobe by Me has been given a make-over. The instructions are even clearer and the pictures updated.
I made a Hubert for my teenage son and he loves it. He has already requested more!! I usually don´t sew for him, as he is very picky, but he really loves the Hubert. My daughter at 17 even requested one of her own. Guess I have presents for Christmas all lined up.

Hubert fra Wardrobe by Me er blevet opdateret med bedre instruktioner og flere billeder.
Jeg har syet Hubert til min store søn og han er vild med den og vil gerne have flere!! Jeg syr normalt ikke til ham, da han er ret kræsen med, hvad han vil have, men Hubert faldt i god jord. Min datter synes også den er skøn og vil også gerne have én. Så er julegaverne da delvist i hus.
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Hubert is an easy sew and in the proces of making this one, taking photos was by far the biggest obstacle😂. The weather in Denmark is pretty crappy at this time of the year and it gets dark way too early to shoot photos after school and work.

Hubert er let at sy og det mest tidskrævende i denne process, var at få taget billeder. Vejret i Danmark pt er ikke ret godt og det bliver alt for tidligt mørkt. Det lykkedes dog en dejlig søndag middag.

The Sweatshirt comes together easily and only takes a few hours to make from cutting to finish. The instructions and illustrations are Wardrobe by Me´s usual standard = clear and precise.

Sweatshirten er hurtigt lavet og den tager kun et par timer fra klipning af stof til trimning af de sidste tråde. Instruktionerne er klare og præcise, lige som de altid er med Wardrobe by Me´s mønstre.

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My son is pretty slender, but likes his hoodies on the baggy side, so I went up a size to accommodate for that. Other than that, I did not make any changes. When making more Huberts, I think I will add a drawstring to the hood – just for fun and maybe a bit of color. He is not too big on many colors, but I think he would appreciate a fun-colored drawstring.

Min søn er høj og slank, men kan godt lide hættetrøjer til den store side. Derfor gik jeg op én størrelse, men har 

ellers ikke lavet nogle ændringer i mønstret eller pasformen.
I de næste Hubert´er tror jeg jeg sætter hættesnor i. Min søn er ikke til spraglede farver, men jeg tror han ville synes en hættesnor i en sjov farve kunne være cool.

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Wonderful Wanda

Jeg har efterhånden syet en del mønstre fra Wardrobe by Me og jeg er vild med dem alle. Der er kommet endnu et nyt mønster, Wanda, og da jeg fik chance for at teste det, sprang jeg på. Det har jeg bestemt ikke fortrudt.
Wanda er en slå-om-kjole og så alligevel ikke. Den har slå-om overdel, men underdelen er et lukket skørt i 6 paneler.
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1. Man får den, på langt de fleste kroppe, klædelige slå-om effekt på overdelen.
2. Man får et godt skørt med vidde i og et skønt fald.
3. Man undgår et skørt som overlapper foran og som man risikerer flapper op eller som sidder underligt, fordi man har to stykker stof på forstykket.
4. Den er tilpas lukket i halsen, så man ikke føler barmen risikerer at falde ud, eller man kommer til at vise for meget😉.

As of now, I have sewn several patterns from Wardrobe my Me and I love them all. A new pattern has seen daylight, Wanda, and when given the chance to sew it up, I couldn’t resist. I did not regret it, it is a wonderful pattern.
Wanda is a wrap-dress and then not a really a true wrap-dress. It has a wrap top, but the skirt is a 6 panel-skirt.
This has many advantages;
1. You achieve the, to most women, very flattering wrap effect on the upper body.
2. You get a skirt with great width and a beautiful drape.
3. You avoid an overlapping skirt that sits oddly because of the double layer of fabric in front and you avoid the risk of the skirt opening up and showing your legs.
4. The wrap is pretty stable and dosen´t open up, showing more than you intend😉.

Wanda kommer med fem (5!) ærmelængder fra ærmeløs til helt lange ærmer. Jeg valgte albuelængden, da jeg bedst kan lide et ærme der enten er helt langt, helt kort eller ved albuen og den danske vinter ikke lige er til korte ærmer.
Ærmerne sidder dejligt til og ærmegabet er helt perfekt til mig. Jeg synes ofte at ærmegab i jersey-kjoler er for store, hvilket giver et underligt udseende når man holder armen lidt udfra kroppen. På Wanda er de helt perfekt og ærmet passer til min standard arm.

Wanda comes with five (5) different sleeve lengths from sleeveless to long sleeves. I chose the elbow-length as I prefer my sleeve to be either full length, short or at the elbows. Danish winter does not call for short sleeves so I went with the elbow length.
The sleeve hugs the arm nicely and the armsyce is perfect for me. I often find them to be on the big side, giving the top/dress an odd appearance when you hold out your arm. On Wanda the arm is perfect and fits my standard arm completely.

Jeg har sjældent følt mig så godt tilpas i en kjole, som jeg gør i Wanda. Jeg synes den er mega feminin og behagelig at have på. Den sidder som den skal og jeg skal ikke rette på tøjet eller bekymre mig, når jeg har den på.

I have rarely felt so good in a dress, as I do in Wanda. I find I very feminine and very, very comfortable to wear. It fits like it is supposed to, stay in place and I don´t worry about correcting my dress all the time.

Jeg har syet Wanda i en lækker viskosejersey fra Jydsk Stoflager. Den er meleret og har en smule polyester i. Den er super blød og meget behagelig mod huden.
Når jeg syr noget jeg synes er skønt, får jeg ofte lyst til at sy flere. Det er der nok flere der kender til. Det er dog ikke ret ofte, at jeg rent faktisk gør det. Det kommer jeg nu helt sikkert til med Wanda og jeg har allerede bestilt stof til to mere; én i modal jersey og én i bambus. Det kan kun blive godt.

I have sewn Wanda in a really soft rayon knit from a Danish Retailer. It is melange and has a bit of polyester in it. It is super soft.
When I sew something I really like, I always feel like sewing more of that same pattern. I rarely do, though, because I get sidetracked by new patterns. I am definitely going to make more Wandas, though. I have already ordered fabric for two more; one in modal knit and one in a bamboo knit. It can only end well.

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The fancy Tanner from Designer Stitch

I have tested yet another Designer Stitch Pattern. This time it is a great pair of culottes, called Tanner.
I have been looking for at pattern for culottes for at while and fell for Tanner right away. I have never own a pair of culottes and wasn’t sure they would be good on me, but I must say I´m convinced; everyone can wear culottes. Just have a look at tDesigner Stitch Tanner Sewing pdf pattern testing
he other testers culottes on Designer Stitch FB page.
Culottes can be a lot of styles, but Tanners are meant for fabric with some firmness and no stretch woven. Most of the inspiration photos in the tester group was with culottes in denim. I love denim and I love looking at and sewing topstitching, making denim ideal. I did however come across this gorgeous two colored corduroy and thought it would be just perfect for Tanner.

Putting the culottes together is fairy easy. You might have to do some fitting, I know I did, and you have to concentrate when topstitching. Other that that, it´s a breeze. Directions are clear and with lots of drawings.

I did do some alterations when fitting; turns out I have tilted pelvis, so I had to shave of a wedge from the front and add it to the back. Because of my protruding popo, I also had to shave a bit of the yoke.

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For my second pair of culottes, I chose a wool gabardine with a little polyester it. It gives a totally different look, since it is a much softer fabric with a lot more drape. This look is not what the Tanner is designed for, but I think it works pretty well.

The Tanner also comes with pattern piece and instructions for a tie belt, which I didn’t make. I don´t like to have too much bulk around my wast and the belt wasn’t needed.
The culottes are high waisted and is designed to fit just below your natural waist hanging of your hips, making the culottes very comfortable to wear. It also makes them look good on most people, even people who would not normally wear culottes or pants that cut your lower leg in two, like me.

I have very much love for the Tanner culottes. Get them on sale for the next week or so at Designer Stitch.

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The very feminine Aurora from Wardrobe by Me

Wardrobe by Me has made another great pdf pattern with lots of options. Aurora is a gorgeous blouse and dress pattern with four different lengths, two different collars and two different sleeve lengths. It even has the option for pocket and a belt.
As autumn and winter in Denmark is approaching fast, I need blouses more than dresses, so I choose to sew the blouse with the long sleeve.

fullsizeoutput_5ebWardrobe by Me har lavet endnu et skønt pdf mønster med mange valgmuligheder. Aurora er et super fint bluse- og kjolemønster med mulighed for fire forskellige længder, to kraver og to ærmelængder.
Eftersom efteråret og vinteren nærmer sig, har jeg mere brug for bluser og derfor valgte jeg, at sy blusen med lange ærmer.

I will also have to make the dress without the sleeves, but with the bow too. Seeing other testers versions is really inspirational. You can find pictures from other testers on the Wardrobe by Me pattern support Facebook page.

Jeg bliver også nødt til at sy Aurora som kjole, uden ærmer, men med bindebånd på kraven. Jeg er egentligt ikke til bindebånd på kraver, men efter at have set de andre testeres versioner, er jeg faldet for den også. Der er billeder af andre versioner af Aurora på Wardrobe by Me pattern support Facebook page.

Sewing a collar stand is something that can throw people of sewing a pattern, but the instructions and the way the collar is drafted, is very easy and ingenious. Everybody can sew this collar and get a near perfect result with this collar.

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At sy en kravestand kan få nogen til at undlade at sy et mønster, men instruktionerne og den måde kraven er konstrueret på, gør det nemt med Aurora. De fleste kan lave en fin krave med Aurora.

For fabric I choose a crepe Rayon that I really love from Atelier Brunette in the color Amarante. It has all the qualities of a rayon fabric, but it has a more beautiful matte finish and is a tad easier to sew with. I tend to go with black and grey, but I really love this dark red color.

Jeg har syet blusen i en lækker viscose crepe fra MeterMeter. Den er fra Atelier Brunette i farven Amarante. Den er let og lækker som en viscose, men har en smuk mat overflade og er lidt lettere at arbejde med. Jeg vælgerne normalt gerne sort og mørkt, men jeg er meget glad for denne mørke røde farve.

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Alterations; I lengthened the body and the sleeve by 3cm, which is pretty standard for me. When choosing size, I was a size 10 in chest and size 12 in hips. My first choice ways to sew the dress, therefore I went with the size 12 overall. My next Aurora I will make in size 10.

Tilretninger: Jeg har forlænget krop og ærmer med 3 cm, hvilket er ret normalt for mig.
Størrelsesmæssigt ligger jeg på en str 40 i brystvidde og 42 i hoften. Jeg valgte at sy i str 42, da jeg egentligt ville have syet kjolen. Næste gang vælger jeg str 40; den ville være stor nok.

Aurora is on sale for a while.
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