Men’s Fleece Jacket from Wardrobe by Me

Der er lige kommet endnu et super mønster til mænd fra Wardrobe by Me, Men’s Fleece Jacket. Jeg har været med til at teste mønstret, og det var en rigtig god proces.
Men’s Fleece Jacket er en slim fitting jakke med nogle fede detaljer; ærmet er tre-delt og der er sømme ned foran og bagpå jakken. I sømmen foran sidder usynlige lynlåse til de to lommer. Jakken har også en inderlomme med lynlås.
De mange sømme gør jakken oplagt til at sy den i flere farver og den kan laves enten med krave eller hætte.
Raglan-ærmerne giver jakken et sporty udseende✔️

Another great new men’s pattern from Wardrobe by Me has seen the light of day. The Men’s Fleece Jacket was just released today and it is really awesome. I was part of the testing team, which was a pleasant process.
The Men’s Fleece Jacket is a slim fitting jacket with some great details; 3 seams on each sleeve and contoured seams down both the front and the back. In the front seams are the two invisible zippers for the pockets. The jacket also has an inner pocket with zipper.
The jacket is perfect for color blocking and can be made with either a collar or a hood.
The raglan sleeves gives it such a sporty look✔️

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Jeg spurgte min mand om han helst ville have krave eller hætte og han valgte kraven. Jeg tror dog jeg skal have syet én til ham med hætte også.
Jakken hedder en fleece jakke, men kan laves i både isoli, fleece eller soft shell. Jeg brugte en rigtig skøn, kraftig isoli fra Jeanettemai i meleret vinrød.

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I asked my husband and he like the version with the collar, so that’s what he got. I think I will make him a hood version too, though.
It is called a fleece jacket, but can be made in french terry, fleece or soft shell fabric. I got this really lovely, very thick french terry in a nice melange wine colour from
Jeanettemai.

Før jeg stødte ind i Wardrobe by Me syede jeg aldrig til min mand. Jeg syntes det var kedeligt og jeg kunne ikke finde ordentlige mønstre. Sådan er det ikke mere! Det sidste halvandet år har Wardrobe by Me lavet ret mange fede mønstre til mænd.
Indtil videre har jeg syet Jensen Skirt, Draper Polo Shirt, Men’s Chino Pants, Men’s Boxer Briefs, Rebel Sweat Pants, Men’s Cargo Shorts, Hubert Hoodie Sweater (unisex, jeg har også syet en til min datter), The Boxer Shorts, Men’s Tank Top, Unisex PJ Pants og et par Beanie Hats til min mand. Hold da op; det var flere herremønstre end jeg troede….!

I never used to sew for my husband before I found Wardrobe by Me. I thought it boring and uninspiring and very difficult to find nice patterns. Not anymore. Over the past year and a half Wardrobe by Me has launched quite a few really cool patterns for men.
So far I have made the Jensen Skirt, Draper Polo Shirt, Men’s Chino Pants, Men’s Boxer Briefs, Rebel Sweat Pants, Men’s Cargo Shorts, Hubert Hoodie Sweater (unisex, also made one for my daughter), The Boxer Shorts, Men’s Tank Top, Unisex PJ Pants and I also made some Beanie Hats for my husband. Wauw the list was even longer than I thought….!

Det er ret let a sy jakken. Min mand er smal om hofterne og bredere om skyldrene og brystet, så jeg graduerede mellem en str XL om hoften og 2XL om brystet. Det er de eneste ændringer jeg har lavet.

Sewing the jacket is fairly easy and straight forward. My husband is slim hipped with broad chest and shoulders, so I choose to grade between size XL for waist and 2XL for chest. Worked perfect and I didn’t make any other alterations.

Instruktionerne er virkeligt gode og vel illustrerede, but hvis du synes usynlige lynlåse kan være skræmmende, så har Christina også lavet en ekstra vejledning med billeder på en blogpost.

The instructions for the jacket are really good and well illustrated, but if you find invisible zippers scary, Christina has written a great blogpost with pictures on the subject.

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Of course he had to goof around on one of the many, many scooters in Lisbon

At skulle fotografere til en tøj til en test er ikke super nemt i Danmark på denne årstid. Heldigvis skulle vi til Lissabon i slutningen af testperioden, så vi kunne tage billeder dernede. Ret perfekt. Jeg er vild med Lissabon og Portugal og skal helt sikkert tilbage en gang.

Men’s Fleece Jacket er nedsat resten af februar på Wardrobe by Me.

The Men’s Fleece Jacket is on sale on Wardrobe by Me for the rest of February.

Taking pictures for testing is a pain this time of the year in Denmark, but luckily the timing for this test was perfect; we ended the testing period with a trip to Lisbon. Perfect location for taking pictures. I loved Lisbon and Portugal and would love to go back some day.

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The Danube Jean Skirt by Itch to Stitch

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As you may know I love denim, I love topstitching and I love skirts. Danube Jean Skirt from Itch to Stitch has all that and more.
The Danube Jean Skirt is a classic five-pocket jean-style skirt. It is slim fitting and has slits at the sides.

Danube Jeans Skirt is meant to be made in non-stretch fabric, but it is not restricted to denim. It can also be also corduroy, twill or other bottom weight fabrics.
I chose denim because, well, I love denim💕.

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If you have made jeans before, sewing Danube is pretty straight forward. The details are the same as in most jeans, both the construction and the topstitching. If, however, you are new to sewing jeans and scared to try it, maybe because of the fitting and details, Danube Jean Skirt is a very good place to start. You get to practice sewing all the details and topstitching, without all the hassle of fitting jeans.

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Fitting Danube is not hard. I have a protruding bum and had to shave of a bit of the yoke and add some length over the bum. Easy peasy, as you have both yoke and backseam to play with. Once you have everything sewn up, you might have to turn the skirt inside out and pin and sew the side seam in to your liking.
I always encourage people to make a muslin before cutting into the good fabric. It is very fast, as you don’t need to sew pockets, nor front or back, or any finishing.

Danube Jean Skirt will be a stable in my wardrobe and I have both a lovely two colored corduroy and a pinstriped denim ready to sew up two more skirts.

Danube is on sale for a short period of time.

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Giverny by Itch to Stitch

Jeg blev helt slået bagover, da jeg så tegningerne til Giverny fra Itch to Stitch. Den er så smuk; meget feminin med pufærmer, bisé’r, slids foran, tætsiddende i taljen og med LOMMER. Jeg er også ret vild med kjoler med lidt fylde og så er hele kjolen foret. Masser ting at elske ved Giverny.
Der er mulighed for to forskellige ærmelængder, bindebånd eller ej og 5 skålstørrelser. Altså ingen behov for FBA eller SBA.


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I nearly fell of my chair when I saw the drawing for Giverny from Itch to Stitch. It it gorgeous; very feminine with puff sleeves, pin tucks, a front slit, fitted at the waist and POCKETS. I also love a skirt with some fullness and the whole thing is lined. Lots of things to love about Giverny.
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Jeg vidste nu også godt, at det ikke ville blive en hurtig og nem ting at sy. Masser af detaljer at være opmærksom på og et glat for at få styr på.
Selve kjolen var rimeligt hurtig at sy sammen, takket være instruktionerne, men jeg kæmpede lidt med foret. Jeg er ikke så vant til at sy med for og jeg havde valgt et meget levende og glat for af viscose. Næste gang vælger jeg fór af bomuld eller acetat.

I also knew that it would not be an fast and easy sew. Lots of details to pay attention to and also slippery lining to tackle.
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Til yderstof valgte jeg en mørkeblå chambray. Jeg har et eller andet med chambray for tiden. Jeg er tiltrukket af denim-looket og letheden i stoffet. Jeg var også sikker på, at det lidt rå i stoffet ville spille godt sammen med Giverny og nedtone prinsesse-looket. Ikke at der er noget galt med prinsesse-look, det er bare ikke mig.
Når vi er ved emnet; inspirationen til kjolen kommer fra et billede af vore egen prinsesse Mary.

For the main fabric, I went with a dark blue chambray. I really have a thing for chambray at the moment. I love the denim look and the lightness of the fabric. I also felt the raw, melange look would play nicely with Giverny and tone the princess look down a bit. Mind you, I love the feminine princess look, just not on me.
Speaking of princess; the inspiration for the dress, was from a picture of the Danish Princess Mary.

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Jeg har lavet kjolen i en str 8. Eneste tilretning var at sy den lidt ind ved nakken og at gøre øverste bagstykke lidt kortere. Jeg kan kun anbefale at sy en prøve først, gerne kun overdelen. Når der er tale om figursyet i fastvævet stof, fór og en del detaljer, er det synd ikke lige at gøre sig den ulejlighed at sy en prøve op først. Surt at bruge så meget tid, kun for at finde ud af, at den ikke passer.

I made a size 8. Only alteration was taking it in a bit at the back of the neck and shortening the back a bit at the waistband. I definitely recommend to muslin with a project like this; it is fitted in woven fabric, lined and takes some time and effort. It is a real shame to go through all this, only to find out, it dosen’t fit.

Jeg føler mig så godt tilpas i Giverny og er super glad for den. Jeg kommer til at bruge den igen og igen, det er jeg sikker på.
Hvis du har lyst til at sy den, er den nedsat i en kort periode her.

I feel soo good in Giverny and I love this dress. It will get lots of wear, I sure of it.
If you would like to get Giverny, you’ll find her here. She is on sale for a short periode of time.

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Anna Shirt from Wardrobe by Me

Anna Shirt fra Wardrobe by Me er en klassisk skjorte med knapper foran, bærestykke, krave med stand og stolpelukning på ærmet. Den har alle detaljerne fra en rigtig skjorte og jeg synes det er så fedt at den har en makker; Jensen Shirt.Anna Shirt pdfpattern sewing Wardrobe by Me newpdfpattern
Jeg er tosset med pyntestikninger og med at sy i fast stof. Jeg elsker at tage mig god tid og gøre mig umage. Det er dog kun sjovt, hvis man har fidus til designeren og ved at alt passer perfekt sammen. Det gør det med Anna Shirt. Den passer flot, instruktionerne er gode med fine illustrationer og skjorten har så fine detaljer.

Anna Shirt from Wardrobe by Me is a classic front button shirt with yoke, stand and collar. It has all the details of a real shirt and I love that is has a mate, the Jensen Shirt.
I love topstitching and sewing with woven fabric. I really enjoy taking my time and doing the best I can. That is, however, only fun if you trust the designer and know that everything comes together perfectly. Anna Shirt does. It has a great fit, lovely instructions with great illustrations and such beautiful details.

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Jeg har syet to Anna Shirt og de er ikke de sidste.
Den ene er i en blå og grøn chambray og den anden i en fed cupro.

I have made two Anna Shirt so far. One in blue/green chambray and one in gorgeous cupro.

At sy skjorter er ikke det letteste, men vejledningen lever helt op til Wardrobe by Me’s sædvanlige standard. Alt passer så flot sammen og er meget godt forklaret og tegnet.

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Sewing Shirts is not the easiest thing to sew, but the instructions for Jensen are fully up to Wardrobe by Me’s usual standard. I love how everything comes together and is so well explained.

Wardrobe By Me er vært for en sewalong, hvor både Jensen Shirt og Anna Shirt bliver syet op. Den går fra den 26. april til den 3. maj og bliver spækket med information om, hvordan man syr skjorter til både mænd og kvinder.

Wardrobe by Me is hosting a SAL for the Jensen Shirt and the Anna Shirt on the 26th of April to the 3rd of May. It will be packed with great info on how to sew a button up shirt for both men and women. Join here.


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Anna Shirt er nedsat indtil den 28. april. Hvis du køber både Jensen Shirt og Anna Shirt og bruger koden “jensen and anna” får du yderligere $4 rabat.

Anna Shirt is at reduced price until the 28th of April. If you buy both Jensen Shirt and Anna Shirt and use the code “jensen and anna” you get an add $4 off.

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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.
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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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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.
Hubert hoodie Wardrobe by Me WbM pdfpatterns sewing sweatshirt

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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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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