Visby Henley and Top

When Kennis from Itch to Stitch called for testers for Visby Henley and Top, I had to look it up to find out what a Henley is… maybe I´m not the only one.
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What I was sure of, is that I wanted to join. Visby is not just a henley, it is also a raglan. Raglans have always been a bit difficult for me, as I have pretty broad, square shoulders. I usually takes quite a bit of fitting to get the shoulders to fit right without too much pulling at the armpits. I knew I would be in good hands with Kennis. As it turned out I didn’t have to do any fitting at all; it just fits.Visby Henley Itch to Stitch sewing pdf pattern

Besides for being a raglan and having the options for henley, it also has a hood option and long cuffs. Both thing I really like in a top.
I would normally be biased to sewing plackets, but I knew with the instructions from Kennis, that I would be in good hands. And I was right. She is pretty special that way; she always finds ways to make hard details manageable and makes great instructions. Don’t let sewing plackets shy you away from Visby.

Visby Henley and Top has great options and is a wonderful pattern for color blocking.Visby Henley Itch to Stitch sewing pdf pattern

For my first Visby, I have more to come, I chose a light cotton lycra I have been saving for the right pattern. It is perfect for this one and I love my Visby top a lot.

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Love Yourself Panties and Hipsters and Carma Camisole Strap top

Det nye Love Yourself Panties and Hipsters mønster fra Wardrobe by Me er virkelig godt. Jeg har igennem årerne afprøvet flere forskellige mønstre, både selv tegnet, købt og gratis mønstre, men aldrig fundet ét som jeg kunne lide og som sad ordentligt. Det er helt anderledes med de her. De er konstrueret til at blive siddende og ikke kravle op eller falde ned, og de bliver virkelig siddende. Jeg har altid brugt tai-trusser, men de her, noget højere, panties og hipsters bliver valget fremover. De er komfortable.

Carma Strap Camisole Love Yourself pdf patterns sewing Wardrobe by MeThe new Love Yourself Panties and Hipsters pattern from Wardrobe by Me is awesome. Over the years I have tried several patterns for panties, both self drafted, free and bought, but have never found some that I really like and was well fitted. These are a game changer. They are made to stay put and not crawl up or fall down and they do just that. I have always worn bikini-style panties, but these panties and hipsters have totally won me over. They are soo comfortable and stay where they are supposed to.

Der er mange gode grunde til at sy sit undertøj selv. For det første er det et lille overskueligt projekt, som ikke kræver ret meget hverken tid eller stof. En eftermiddag og et greb i restebunken, så kan man hurtigt forny sin undertøjs garderobe. Det er en fed måde at få  brugt nogle af sin rester og hvis man sætter flere farver sammen, kan man få brugt selv ret små stykker.

Carma Strap Camisole Love Yourself pdf patterns sewing Wardrobe by MeI can find several reasons to sew my own underwear. For starters it is a small, gratifying project that dosen’t take much time or fabric. In an afternoon and a dive into the leftover stash of knit fabric, you can really up the game in your underwear drawer. It is a great leftover stash buster. If you opt to color block your panties, you can use even pretty small pieces of fabric. 

Udover at være et overskueligt projekt, er der også penge at spare for mig. Lad mig bare bekende at jeg ikke syr for at spare penge. Hvis jeg ville spare, kunne jeg bare købe mindre tøj. Jeg syr fordi det er sjovt og jeg syr det jeg har lyst til. Men her er der altså penge at spare for mig. De eneste købetrusser jeg bryder mig om er ret dyre, så at kunne sy nogle der passer og som jeg kan lide, sparer mig penge.

Secondly it saves me money. Let me just admit; I don’t sew to save money in general (if I needed to save money on clothes, I could just buy less of it), I sew what I feel like sewing. But the only RTW panties I like are pretty expensive, so sowing panties I like and that fit me, is saving money. 

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Der er ét mønster til trusser og ét til hipsters, kan laves i varierende højder og hipsterne har endda to forskellige skridtbredder; én alm og én boy-cut. Den øverste kant kan afsluttes med blondeelastik, foldeelastik eller en ribkant. Benåbningen kan afsluttes med foldeelastik, ribkant eller bare bukket op og stukket med en tre-stings-zigzag. Jeg foretrækker det sidste, men syr en klar elastik (engleelastik) med, jeg synes det giver et bedre hold.
Jeg har lavet en lille vejledning til foldeelastik, hvis det har interesse.Carma Strap Camisole Love Yourself pdf patterns sewing Wardrobe by Me
There is a pattern for panties and one for hipsters. They comes in different heights and the hipsters have two different crotches; one in normal style and one i a boy-cut style. The waist can be made with lace elastic, foe or a band and the leg opening is made with foe, a band or just folded over and Stitched with a three stitch zigzag. I like the last option, but sew in a clear elastic for better hold.
If you are new to foe (fold over elastic) I have made a tutorial here.

Carma Strap Camisole Love Yourself pdf patterns sewing Wardrobe by MeHvis du vil lave et helt sæt undertøj, anbefaler Christina fra wardrobe by Me Carma Camisole Strap top. Jeg har syet flere allerede og de er også super nemme at sy. For at gøre det endnu lettere og hurtigere, har jeg afsluttet kanterne og lavet stropperne med foldeelastik.

To make a full set of underwear Christina from WbM recommends the Carma Camisole Strap top. I have made several already and it is an easy sew too. To make it even easier and faster to sew I have used foe on the straps and upper edge.

Carma Strap Camisole Love Yourself pdf patterns sewing Wardrobe by MeTil Love Yourself og Carma anbefaler mønstrene at bruge let jersey stof. Jeg har syet i alm bomuldsjersey, tynd bomuldsjersey, viskosejersey, polyester/lycra jersey og microfiberjersey. Alle med godt resultat. Carma i polyester/lycra mix er endda god til træningstøj. Jeg siger det bare😉

Love Yourself and Carma calls for light weight single jersey fabric. I have used Cotton/lycra, thin cotton jersey, rayon knit, polyester/spandex knit and microfiber knit. All with good results. Carma in polyester/spandex or microfiber is even really good for activewear. Just saying😉.

I den korte periode jeg var med til at teste Love Yourself syede jeg 3 Carma og 12 par trusser!! det siger vist lidt om, hvad jeg synes om mønstret.

In the short periode I helped test Love Yourself, I made 3 Carma and 12 pairs of panties!! Thats how much I love this pattern.

Mønstrene kan købes på Wardrobe by Me og de er nedsat i en kort periode.
You can get the patterns yourself on Wardrobe by Me; It is on sale for a short while.

Love Yourself Panties
Love Yourself Hipsters
Carma Camisole Strap Top

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Foldeelastik / FOE for Love Yourself

Foldeelastik er ret let at arbejde med, når man lige har et par teknikker på plads. Jeg har brugt foldeelastik på Love Yourself Panties, Hipsters og Carma Camisole Strap Top fra Wardrobe by Me. Jeg har skrevet mere om det her.
Her viser jeg hvordan jeg har afsluttet Carma med foldeelastik, men samme metode kan bruges på trusserne og alle andre steder du vil afslutte med en elastisk kant.IMG_1487

Fold over elastic (foe) is pretty easy to work with if you have a few techniques down. I have used foe on Love Yourself Panties, Hipsters and Carma Camisole Strap Top fra Wardrobe by Me. I made a blogpost about these great patterns here.
In this tutorial I’ll show you how I have chosen to finish of the top edge of Carma with foe. the same method can be used for Love Yourself and anywhere else you would like an elastic finish on your edges.

Foldeelastik fås i flere bredder. Jeg har selv erfaring med både 10mm, 18mm og 25mm.
I den her vejledning bruger jeg 18 mm, men 25 ville have været lige så god.
Foldeelastik har en mat og en blank side. Her vælger jeg at have den blanke side udad, men for det meste kan jeg bedst lide den matte side.

You can get foe in different widths. I have used 10mm, 18mm and 25mm. In this tutorial I am using the 18mm width, but the 25mm would be just as good.
Foe has a mat and a shiny side. This time I went with the shiny side, but I  usually go for the mat side. Just a matter of preference. 

FOE foldeelastik wardrobe by Me Love Yourself DIYStart med at sy foldeelastik på den forreste kant mellem de to spidser.
First sew the foe to the front between the points.

FOE foldeelastik wardrobe by Me Love Yourself DIYElastikken skal sys på ad to omgange. Først med en trestings zigzag som er god elastisk. Her er min indstilling.
The foe goes on in two steps. First with a three stitch zigzag which is very elastic. This is what it looks like on my machine.

FOE foldeelastik wardrobe by Me Love Yourself DIYSy først elastikken på med vrangsiden af elastikken mod vrangsiden af toppen. De skal flugte midterlinien.
Sew the elastic on wrong sides facing, lining it up with the center line.

FOE foldeelastik wardrobe by Me Love Yourself DIYJeg lægger stof og elastik op 5-10cm ad gangen og syr det. Husk at trække let i elastikken. Hvor meget der skal trækkes, må du prøve dig frem med.
I usually line up 5-10cm of fabric and elastic at a time. Remember to stretch the elastic a bit. You have to try for yourself, how much you need to stretch it.

FOE foldeelastik wardrobe by Me Love Yourself DIYKlip af og gør forkanten færdig ved at ombukke og stikke fast. Denne gang med trestings ligeud søm.
Cut the elastic and finish the edge by folding and sewing it on with a straight triple stretch stitch.

FOE foldeelastik wardrobe by Me Love Yourself DIYTrim enderne så de flugter med kanten.
Trim both ends so they line up neatly with the other edge of the point.

FOE foldeelastik wardrobe by Me Love Yourself DIYResten af elastikken + stropperne sys i én omgang. Begynd med at måle længden på stroppen af og marker med nål eller lign.
The rest of the edge and the straps get sewn on together. Start by measuring the length of one of the straps and mark with a pin.

FOE foldeelastik wardrobe by Me Love Yourself DIYLad stroppen hænge og begynd at sy elastikken på vrang mod vrang på resten af kanten. Start med at lægge venstre spids (venstre når du har toppen på) på elastikken ved knappenålen.
Let the strap be and fasten the elastic to the edge beginning with the left point (when wearing the top) at the mark/pin.

FOE foldeelastik wardrobe by Me Love Yourself DIYSy på som før med trestings zigzag
Sew on the elastic with the three stitch zigzag like before, starting at the elastic.

FOE foldeelastik wardrobe by Me Love Yourself DIYSlut ved den anden spids, mål af til strop og klip.
Sew all the way to the other point, measure for the second strap and cut.

fullsizeoutput_769Begynd med at sy venstre strop sammen, vrang mod vrang. Husk at skifte til trestings ligeud eller anden stræksøm.
Begin with the left strap and sew it wrong sides facing. Change the setting back to the straight triple stretch stitch.

fullsizeoutput_76bFortsæt med at sy rundt om kroppen og sy til sidste den højre strop sammen.
Sew all the way around and finish of with the right shoulder strap.

fullsizeoutput_76cMål af hvor lange dine stropper skal være og kort dem af.
Put on the top and measure the length you need and shorten the straps accordingly.

fullsizeoutput_76eFæstn stropperne på ryggen ved markeringerne.
Fasten the straps in the back on the notches.

Et voila…
…you´re all done

Lindsay Heath Holder har lavet en vejledning til at lave Love Yourself til menstruations underbukser. Den ligger her

You can make Love Yourself into periode panties using this Tutorial from Lindsay Heath Holder.

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