Paperboy trousers from WbM

Sewing blogtour wardrobe by me paperboy pleated pants pdf patternSo what is new for me in 2018. Well first of all I have sewn pleated pants!! Which I thought would be a big deal, but turned out to be no trouble at all. But first let me dwell a bit on what happened sewing wise in 2017.

To me 2017 was the year I really discovered pdf patterns. I have been sewing for many years, but always used sewing magazines and the occasional book or printed patterns in an envelope. Pdf patterns are only recently beginning to emerge in the Danish online sewing community. It was only when an online friend of mine, Jane Bredkjær (she writes in Danish), posted a blogpost in a Danish FB group, I discovered Wardrobe by Me. And boy, did that lite a fire in me… Finding indie pdf pattern companies led to testing and the last 8 months I have been testing patterns for Wardrobe by Me, Itch to Stitch and Designer Stitch. I have loved every test; from the more simple patterns to the more complicated ones. I have learned so much and enjoyed the ping-pong with the other testers. I will hopefully get the opportunity to do more testing here in 2018.

Sewing blogtour wardrobe by me paperboy pleated pants pdf patternAnother thing I ventured into in 2017, was taking pictures of the things I sew. Previously I have used my iPad and the Snap Clap app. Works alright, but the quality of the photos are not that great. I had to learn how to instruct my husband how to take the pictures I want and I had to learn how to work with the photos afterwards.
A huge challenge when it comes to taking pictures in Denmark at wintertime, is light. It gets dark at 4 pm and most of the time it is grey and rainy. Greatly illustrated by the photos in this blogpost; me at the window hoping for the weather to clear up😊

The pictures in this post is just iPad and Snab Clap. I usually take better pics, but time and light was scarce today.

Blogging is also something I began in 2017. It was an logical extension to testing and I really enjoy the process. It is also a great way to kept track of what I sow.

Sewing blogtour wardrobe by me paperboy pleated pants pdf patternThe latest testing I have done is the Paperboy Pleated trousers. I have blogged about them already, but they definitely deserve another round. I have sewn three pairs and have more colors planned.

Okay, what do I find so great about the Paperboy? For one they are an easy sew; from print of patterns to last press, I would say 3 hours. Another great thing is how great, dressy and stylish they look; they have pleats, flat front waistband and fold-up hem at the bottom.
Apart from being smart, they are also the most comfortable trousers you can imagine. Made from ponte knit or french terry, they are as comfy as your sweatpants. What´s not to like.

What plans do I have for 2018 sewing wise. Well, I have lots of plans and my plans are very much flexible, so what I end up sewing, we will have to wait and see until the end of the year. What I am sure of, it is going to be a great journey. At the moment I am testing hipsters and panties from Wardrobe by Me. It is looking very promising.

Hope you all have a wonderful sewing year.

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Paperboy Pleated Trousers by WbM

Hun har gjort det igen! Christina fra Wardrobe by Me er suveræn til at kombinere to funktioner og få et fantastisk mønster ud af det. Sidste gang var det Wanda Wrap Dress, denne gang er det Paperboy Pleated Trousers. I det her mønster kombinerer hun komfort og stil på en virkelig fed måde. Sådan her beskriver hun Paperboy;Paperboy Wardrobe by Me pdf patterns ponte sewing indie designer
“Paperboy er designet til at give en perfekt illusion af skræddersyede bukser. Elastikken bagpå gør dem super komfortable. Bukserne er højtaljede med et enkelt læg foran, skråtstillede lommer, snydelynlås, bæltestropper, indsnit bagpå, elastisk linning and opsmøget kant på benet. Bukserne skal trækkes på som joggingbukser.”
Og “Ja”, de er virkelig behagelige som joggingbukser og “Ja”, de er stilige som pæne bukser.
Jeg er ret vild med mange af detaljerne i Paperboy. Snydelynlåsen, den flade front med læggene (i stedet for sammentrukket af elastik), den elastiske del på ryggen og de opsmøgede kanter på benene. Jeg er bare vild med de her bukser.💕

She has done it again! Christina from Wardrobe by Me sure knows how to combine two great features and make a unique pattern. Last time is was the Wanda wrap Dress, this time it is the Paperboy Pleated Trousers. In this pattern she has combined comfort and style in a really great way. This is how the Paperboy´s are described;
Skærmbillede 2018-01-25 kl. 13.29.38And “Yes”, they are as comfortable as sweatpants and “Yes”, they are as stylish as tailored trousers.
I really like many of the feature on Paperboy. The faux zipper, the flat front with pleats (instead of gathering) and elastic back and the cuffed hem. Pure love💕

Paperboy Wardrobe by Me pdf patterns ponte sewing indie designerDet anbefales at lave bukserne i fast strikstof som isoli eller Ponte (vinterjersey, milano osv -kær barn, mange navne). Jeg har valgt ponte, fordi jeg er vild med den måde det holder faconen på. Man får ikke knæ i bukserne efter kort tid. Desuden holder det også ret godt i vask. Jeg har ønsket mig røde bukser i et stykke tid, så mørk rød ponte var det oplagte valg til mig. Jeg har købt det hos Kludemanden, hun har et stort udvalg af farver.
Jeg har også lavet et par i mørk grå, men dem har jeg ikke lige fået taget billeder af. De her bukser kan man vist ikke få for mange af.
The trousers are meant for stable knit such as ponte or french terry. I chose a Ponte, because I love the way it holds it´s shape, so you don´t get knees in your trousers after a short while. I have been meaning to sew red pants for some time, so ponte in dark red was the obvious choice for me. I have also made a pair in dark grey, but didn’t take any photos. This is definitely a pair of trousers you can’t have too many of.

Når jeg kommer hjem fra arbejde, er det første jeg gør altid at skifte bukser til noget mere behageligt. Jeg har en dårlig ryg og jeg kan ikke holde ud at have bukser, som f.eks jeans, på en hel dag. Omvendt gider jeg ikke rende i joggingbukser hele dagen. Paperboy kan begge dele. De er pæne til at vide sig offentligt i og behagelige hjemme i huset.

Usually when I get home from work the first thing I do, is to change clothes into something more comfortable, like sweatpants. I have a bad back and I can´t stand wearing trousers, like jeans, all day, but who want´s to wear sweatpants all the time?? The Paperboy can stay on all day and I´m as comfortable as if I wore sweatpants. 

fullsizeoutput_6f6Tilpasning af bukser kan være besværligt, men jeg havde ingen problemer med de her overhovedet. Faktisk er den eneste ændring, at jeg har tillagt 5 cm i benlængden. Både fordi jeg er 174cm høj og fordi bukserne er designet til at være ankel-længde og jeg kan bedst lide fuld længde. Jeg har syet en str 42.

Fitting trousers can be a pain, but I had no trouble what so ever with these. I haven´t made any fit alteration at all! The only change is 5cm added in the legs. These are designed to be ankle length, but I prefer full length and I´m 174cm tall. I made a size 42.

Paperboy Pleated Trousers er nedsat i en kort periode, så check dem ud. Du kan også se andre testeres versioner, få mere inspiration og hjælp i Wardrobe by Me Pattern Support FB siden.

Paperboy Pleated Trousers are on sale at the moment, so go check it out and also check out the other testers versions. You can find more inspiration og help in the Wardrobe by Me Pattern support FB group.
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Sequoia Cargos and Shorts by Itch to Stitch

Jeg elsker en god sy-udfordring og bukser er virkelig en udfordring. At sy bukser er skræmmende for de fleste og her er selve mønstret og instruktionerne afgørende for oplevelsen. Når mønstret er fra Itch to Stitch, er jeg sikker på, at jeg er i gode hænder. Jeg ved hvor gennemarbejdet og vel testet mønstrene fra hende er. Itch to Stitch cargo pants pdf pattern shorts Sequoia

Sequoia er ingen undtagelse. De her cargo-bukser er fede! Prøv at se nogle af de andre testeres versioner her.
Sequoia har endda pyntesømme. Jeg elsker både at sy og kigge på pyntesømme.

I love a good challenge and sewing pants is on top of that list. The sewing of pants is a feared project for most people and in this case the fit of the pattern and the instructions are critical. With patterns from Itch to Stitch I feel in good hands and know how well drafted and meticulously tested they are. 
Sequoia is no exception. This cargo pants pattern is great. Take a look at the other testers versions for both cargos and shorts here.
Sequoia even has some topstitching, which is one of my favorite things to do. 

fullsizeoutput_6deSequoia Cargos and Shorts er rigtige cargo bukser med lommer med klapper, stropper i benene hvis man vil folde dem op og en meget behageligt og flot linning. Linningen har både rib og elastik på den øverste del og det gør bukserne super rare at have på.
Detaljerne og sy-metoderne i de her bukser, er meget typiske for mønstre lavet af Kennis; virkelig gennemtænkte og der er ikke lavet nogle sjuskede genveje.

Sequoia Cargos and Shorts are proper cargos with all the pockets with flaps, leg straps for rolled up pants and a very comfortable and great looking waistband. The waistband has rib knit and elastic on the top part, making it very comfortable to wear.
The details and sewing methodes of these pants are very typical of patterns coming from the hands of Kennis; very well thought out and no corners cut.

Jeg kigger altid efter gode shorts og synes det er svært at finde, så jeg valgte at teste shortsene. Jeg er dog ikke i tvivl om, at jeg også skal have syet bukserne. Især ikke efter at have set de andre testers versioner.
Sequoia er beregnet til let til medium stof med eller uden lidt stræk. Der står, at man skal vælge en størrelse mindre, hvis man bruger stræk. Jeg valgte en twill med lidt stræk og har syet i str 40. Det passer perfekt. Jeg skal normalt lave en del tilretninger i bukser pga fyldig mås og lår, men det eneste jeg har gjort her, er, at lægge en lille smule ekstra vidde ind ved inderlårene.

I am always in need of good shorts, so I choose to test the shorts version. After seeing the other testers cargos, I also need the cargo pants😉.
Sequoia calls for light to medium fabric with or without a little stretch. It says to size down if you use fabric with stretch. I used twill with a little stretch and went with size 10 and they fit perfectly. I usually have to do quite a bit of fitting with pants due to full butt and thighs, but with these all I did was to ad a little more fabric to the inner thighs.

Sequoia bliver så gode at have med ud og sejle når det bliver lidt varmere. det var kun 3 grader varmt da jeg fik taget billeder, så det blev til en hurtig omgang😉. Vi sejler nu stadigvæk, men har noget mere tøj på.

Sequoia will be a great addition to my sailing capsule wardrobe when it gets a “little” warmer. When I took these pictures it was 3 degrees celsius outside, so it was a quick photoshoot😉. We still go sailing though, wearing quite a bit more clothes that shorts.

Sequoia is on sale for a short periode of time, so you might wants to get it now.

Sequoia er nedsat lige nu og i en kort periode, så du skal ikke vente for længe.
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Draper Polo T-shirt from WbM

Christina fra Wardrobe by Me har virkelig fået lavet nogle gode mønstre til mændende i vores liv. Det seneste, Draper polo T-shirt, er ingen undtagelse. Draper bliver beskrevet som en klassisk polo trøje med polokrave og knapstolpe og mulighed for lomme. Slidsen i siden er en anelse længere bagpå og mønstret inkludere to ærmelængder.Wardrobe by Me polo-shirt t-shirt sewing pdf pattern
Der er også mulighed for at lave en helt almindelig t-shirt med mønstret, hvilket jeg synes er fedt. Min mand kan godt lide at gå med polo-trøje, men for det meste vælger han t-shirt.

Christina from Wardrobe by Me is really on a roll with great patterns for the men in our lives. The latest is the Draper Polo T-shirt.  The Draper pattern is described like this; “Draper Polo is a classic men’s polo shirt with front placket, collar and optional front pocket. The side slit is slightly longer in the back, and the pattern includes two sleeve lengths“.
There is also an option for a basic T-shirt, which I think is really great. My husband likes wearing polo-shirts, but more often he´ll just put on a T-shirt.

Wardrobe by Me polo-shirt t-shirt sewing pdf patternDraper er ret hurtig at sy; stolpelukningen kræver en smule koncentration og omhyggelighed. Det er ikke svært, man skal bare følge den god instruktion omhyggeligt. Resultatet bliver godt!

The T-shirt is a pretty fast and easy sew; the placket on the polo require a bit more care and time. It is not difficult, you just need to take your time and read the instructions carefully. The result is really great, though.

Jeg har syet Draper i en skøn modal jersey fra Kröl Design. Jeg købte det egentligt til endnu en Wanda (jeg vil have en rød Wanda), men fordi der ikke er lycra i stoffet, var jeg bange for, at det ikke ville falde ordentligt. Det er ret lækkert til en Draper.

I made Draper in a lovely modal jersey from Kröl Design. I is a knit fabric and I originally  bought it to make a Wanda (I really need a red Wanda), but since it has no lycra in it, I was afraid it wouldn’t be stretchy enough. I works really well for Draper, though.

Draper is a great pattern if you want to sew something for the men in your life and it is on sale for the rest of January.
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Bellavista Top from Itch to Stitch

Endnu et fedt alsidigt mønster fra Itch to Stitch. Bellavista er en bluse med et center panel foran, to ærmelængder (det ene med klokkeærme) og med eller uden krave. Toppen kan sys i mange typer strækstof; jersey i forskellig kvalitet, ponte eller strik i både tynd og kraftigere.
Panelet på forstykket gør toppen oplagt til at lege med farverne.Bellavista itch to Stitch pdf pattern sewing

Another great, versatile pattern from Itch to Stitch. Bellavista is a top with center front panel, two sleeve lengths and with or without a great cowl neck. This top works in both thin knit, jersey in rayon, cotton or bamboo or more heavy knit.
Because of the center front panel, the top is also great for colorblocking.

Indtil videre har jeg syet Bellavista in en ponte jeg købte sidste år i Barcelona og i en skøn bomulds velour.
Ponte-versionen er min, min, min; jeg er vild med den og har haft den på flere gange allerede. Jeg føler mig godt tilpas i den, men samtidig velklædt. Den kan bruges til både jeans, bukser eller nederdele.
Jeg kan generelt godt lide rullekraver, men synes ikke rigtigt det fungerer for mig. Min mor, derimod, går tit med rullekraver og det passer godt til hende. Derfor lavede jeg en Bellavista i velour til hende i julegave. Jeg synes den er super fin til hende.
Jeg er vild med den måde kraven er konstrueret; den er dobbelt, så man ser ikke bagsiden af stoffet, som man ofte kan med store kraver. God design feature.

Bellavista itch to Stitch pdf pattern sewingSo far I have made Bellavista in a ponte knit I bought last year in Barcelona and in a gorgeous cotton velour knit.
The ponteversion is for me, me, me; I love it and have worn it several times already. I feel relaxed, yet elegant in Bellavista and it works with both jeans, trousers and a skirt.
I love the look of cowls in general, but I don´t think it works for me. My mother on the other hand wears cowl neck tops a lot, so I made the blue velour cowl version for her for Christmas. I think it looks great on her.
I like the way the cowl is constructed; it is double and you can´t see the backside of the fabric, as you often can with big cowls. Great design feature.

Bellavista er hurtig at sy. Når du har mønsterdelene færdige, tager det kun et par timer at sy toppen. Ponte er nemt at sy i; det er nemt at presse og holder sig flot.
Jeg kommer til at bruge min Bellavista meget og skal helt sikker lave flere. Måske én i en tynd uldstrik?

Bellavista is a very fast sew. Once you have the pattern pieces cut out, you can make the top in a few hours. Ponte is very easy to sew with; it presses well and is very stable.
I will get lots of wear out of my Bellavista and I have more to come. I would love one in a cheer, thin knit.

Bellavista is on sale on the website for a short while.
For more pictures and inspiration visit the Itch to Stitch FB page.

Bellavista er nedsat i en kort periode.
For at se flere billeder og få inspiration, tag et kig på Itch to Stitch FB side.
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