Kalispell from Itch to Stitch

Kalispell Itch to Stitch pdf pattern sewingKalispell er endnu et skønt kjolemønster fra Itch to Stitch. Kennis har virkelig et talent for at lave flotte, detaljerede og feminine kjoler i fast stof. Her er et andet eksempel: Giverny.
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Skørtet har indadvendte læg både bagpå og foran, så den sidder til i taljen og åbner sig op nedad til.
Kjolen har stolpe og kapper hele vejen ned, hvilket jeg er ret vild med. Det ser stiligt ud og så behøver man ikke lynlås. Win-win. Jeg har endda gjort det endnu lettere for mig selv, ved at sætte trykknapper i istedet for knaphuller og knapper😉.

Kalispell is another gorgeous dress pattern from Itch to Stitch. Kennis really has a talent for making lovely, detailed and feminine dresses in woven fabric. Here’s another example: Giverny.
Kalispell has some great details and I find it to be for the intermediate+ sewist. It has front and back princess seams and with cup sizes from A to DD it is not hard to fit at all. I didn’t have to make any alterations at all.
The skirt has inverted box pleats both on the front and back so it is fitted at the waist and flares out further down.
The dress button down, a feature I really love. It looks stylish and eliminates the need for a zipper. Win-win. I even went the easy way and used snap buttons instead of sewing buttonholes😉

Hvorfor synes jeg den er til øvede? Kjolen er nem nok at sy, men man skal være opmærksom på pasmærkerne på stoplen for at få den til at lægge sig pænt. Det er nu ikke et problem med mønstrene fra Itch to Stitch; de passer altid perfekt.
Bare husk at matche dem med dem på selve kjolen.

Kalispell Itch to Stitch pdf pattern sewing
Why intermediate+? Well the dress comes together easy enough, but you have to pay close attention to the notches on the neckbands in order for it to lay flat. Not at problem; with Itch to Stitch the notches always matches up perfectly, but you have to pay some attention.

Kalispell er let til mellemsvært fastvævet stof. Det kan være af næsten alt, det skal bare have lidt fald for at lægge sig pænt i læggene.
Jeg har brugt babyfløjl og det er helt perfekt.

Kalispell Itch to Stitch pdf pattern sewing
Kalispell is for woven light- to medium weight fabric in almost any fabric, it just needs a bit of drape to play nicely. 

I went with a very soft baby corduroy and I love it.

Kjolen er i én længde, men den er nem at forkorte eller forlænge, man skal bare bruge linjerne på mønstret til det.
Man kan sy kjolen med enten flagreærme eller cap-ærme. Mine skuldre er for brede til flagreærme, så jeg har syet med cap-ærme.
Og, yearh…Kalispell har LOMMER! Så behøver jeg vist ikke siger mere?

The dress has one length, but is easily lengthened or shortened using the lines for that. 
It also has the option for a cap sleeve or flare sleeve. My shoulders are too wide for the flare sleeves, so I went with the cap sleeve. 
Oh, and I almost forgot: Kalispell has POCKETS! Need I say more?

Instruktionerne er som altid vildt gode og hvis du bare følger dem, skal du nok komme i mål.

Instructions are as always extremely well made and if you just follow them, you’ll be in good hands.

Kalispell er nedsat indtil den 31. marts 2019

Kalispell is on sale until the 31st of March 2019

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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.

DSC_1502The length is straight from the pattern. I am pretty tall, 174cm, and I think I might take of some of the length, showing the boots more. For me boots is the best choice for culottes.

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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