Hepburn Pants from Wardrobe by Me

Hepburn Pants Wardrobe by Me pdfpatterns sewing slacksJeg har syet flere par bukser her på det seneste og jeg synes det er vildt tilfredsstillende. Især når jeg ved at mønstret er ordentligt konstrueret, jeg stoler på pasformen og instruktionerne er fyldestgørende. Sådan er det altid med Wardrobe by Me, så da Christina viste tegningerne til Hepburn Pants, var jeg klar. Min datter så også tegningerne og tiggede mig til at sy et par til hende først. Hvad gør man ikke, når ens næsten 18-årige gerne vil gå i mors hjemmesyede??

Sewing pants seem to be my thing lately😊. I do find it very gratifying, especially when I know the pattern is very well made, I trust the fit and the instructions are thorough. This is always the case with Wardrobe by Me, so when Christina sent out a drawing for testing the Hepburn Pants, I was ready. My daughter, however, saw the drawing too, and begged me to make them for her. Well, I’m a sucker for sewing for my family. I love it when they want to wear something “mom-made”, especially since my daughter is nearly 18.

Hepburn Pants er et par fede, elegante bukser med vide ben og alt hvad der skal være på rigtige bukser; side lommer, lynlås med klap, linning med bæltestropper og paspolerede lommer. Lad endelig ikke de paspolerede lommer skræmme dig; med de her instruktioner går det nemt. Jeg er ret vild med vidden og længden på benene. Mønstret kommer med to ben vidder og længden er nem at tilpasse med lengthen/shorten linierne. Det er meningen at Hepburn skal være lange og ikke stumpe.

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Hepburn Pants are a cool, very elegant pair of wide legged pants with all the proper features of real pants; side pockets, zipper and fly, linning with beltloops and welt pockets. Don’t let the welt pockets intimidate you; with these instructions it is smooth sailing. I really like the width and length of the legs. The pattern has two widths and the length you can alter at the lengthen/shorten lines. Hepburn is supposed to be long.

Hepburn Pants er et par fede, elegante bukser med vide ben og alt hvad der skal være på rigtige bukser; side lommer, lynlås med klap, linning med bæltestropper og paspolerede lommer. Lad endelig ikke de paspolerede lommer skræmme dig; med de her instruktioner går det nemt. Jeg er ret vild med vidden og længden på benene. Mønstret kommer med to ben vidder og længden er nem at tilpasse med lengthen/shorten linierne. Det er meningen at Hepburn skal være lange og ikke stumpe.

Tilretning af bukser kan være vanskeligt, men de her var ret lette at få til at sidde godt. Jeg skulle ingen tilretninger lave! Generelt i testgruppen var der kun brug for et minimum af tilretninger og det var endda en gruppe med stor variation i str og facon. Jeg ved ikke hvordan hun gør det, Christina fra Wardrobe by Me, men hun er den af de designere jeg har syet for, hvor der er mindst brug for tilretninger.

Fitting pants can be pretty tedious, but these were very straight forward. As in I didn’t have to make any alterations at all! In the testing group in general, minimum alterations were required, although there were teaters of all shapes and sizes. I don’t know how she does it at Wardrobe by Me, but she is one of the designers I have sewn for where the least amount of alterations are required.

Jeg har syet bukserne til min datter i str 36. Stoffet er uld polyester blanding fra Citystoffer.

I made the pants for my daughter in size 36. The fabric is a wool/poly blend from Citystoffer

Mønstret er nedsat resten af september og kan købes her.

The pattern is on sale until the end of september and can be found here.

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Jensen Shirt from Wardrobe by Me

Efter at have syet Anna Shirt var jeg helt klar til at skulle sy til min søn. Jeg syr ikke så ofte til ham, så det skulle gerne blive godt.
Jensen Shirt fra Wardrobe by Me er en alm skjorte med alle de detaljer der høre sig til. Den har to mulighed for krave; en alm spids krave og en kina-krave. Der er også mulighed for læg på ryggen eller glat ryg. Manchetterne har flot stolpelukning.Jensen Shirt sewing pattern pdfpattern newpdfpattern wardrobe by Me

After tackling the Anna Shirt, I felt ready to sew a shirt for my son. I don’t sew for him very often, and wanted it to be wearable.
Jensen Shirt from Wardrobe by Me is a standard shirt with all the details of a real shirt. It has two collar options; a pointed collar and a stand without collar. It also has the option of pleat or no pleat on the back. The cuff has slit and house.Jensen Shirt sewing pattern pdfpattern newpdfpattern wardrobe by Me

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.

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.DSCF1944

Jeg valgte at sy Jensen Shirt i en lyseblå oxford bomuld. Den var nem at arbejde med og jeg nød hele processen. For at give lidt farve, valgte jeg at lave knaphullerne røde🔴. Det blev ret fedt, så jeg syede også knapperne i med samme farve.

I choose to make Jensen Shirt in a light blue cotton oxford. It is very easy to work with and I enjoyed the sew all the way through. To spice up the shirt a bit, I made the buttonholes in red🔴. I really likes how that turned out and also sew in the buttons in the same color.DSCF1940

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. Du kan melde dig til her.

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.

Jensen 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.

Jensen 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.
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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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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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The gorgeous Hvar Jacket

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The gorgeous new pattern from Itch to Stitch, Hvar, is a must in every fall wardrobe. Besides from being beautiful, it is also a very fast end easy sew. It doesn’t look  easy, but the way the collar it is constructed, is very clever and gives the jacket an elegant look.

The jacket can be sewn in fabric with some body, but also needs some drape for the collar to lay right. I choose a thin-ish coat wool. I love that the seam on inside of the jacket can be finished with Hong Kong seams. I find it sooo gratifying to make a nice finish on the inside.Skærmbillede 2017-09-28 kl. 14.37.27

Only alteration I did, was lengthened the sleeve by 3cm. That is a very common alteration for me, as I am tall and like my sleeve on the long side .

This blogpost has no affiliated links, as I want all the earnings to go to Kennis, who was burglarized and has her sewing machine, computer and camera stolen. For the same reason, she has lots of patterns on sale at the moment. Go check it out, and support a great indie pattern designer.

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