Balboa Skirt(s) by Itch to Stitch

Balboa Skirt fra Itch to Stitch er virkeligt en alsidigt mønster. Du får ikke bare ét nederdel mønster med forskellige muligheder, du får TRE nederdele med en masse valgmuligheder; længde, enkelt eller dobbelt voilant, midtersøm til når du skal klippe på skrå og flæser. De tre nederdele er; en lige, en a-line og en “tørklæde”-nederdel. Jeg ved slet ikke om det er et ord på dansk, men det er den ternede jeg har syet til min datter.

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Balboa Skirt by Itch to Stitch is truly a multiple-options-kind of pattern. Not only does it have one skirt pattern with different options, it is THREE skirts with multiple options; length, single or double flounce, center seam for bias cut fabric and ruffles. The skirts are straight, a-line and handkerchief.

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Linningen er lavet så man ikke har en masse stof der klumper sammen i taljen. Den er med elastik, men sidder glat i taljen.
Jeg har tidligere prøvet en del forskellige måder at lave elastisk talje på, men denne her er ny. Den er super nem og rigtig godt forklaret og vist i instruktionen. Den bliver rigtig fin.

The waist is designed in a way so you have no bulk at the waist. It is elastic, but with no fabric bunched up at the waist.
I have tried many different methods of creating elasticated waists, but this one was new to me. It is very easy, though and throughly explained in the instructions. And it gives a nice finish, too.

Mønstret er lavet til mellemsvært stof, men jeg har set det syet op i lette stoffer også og det fungere også super fint.
Jeg har lavet to nederdele til min datter, begge i viscose jersey og én til mig selv i enkeltstrikket ren bomuld.

The pattern is designed for medium weight knit fabric, but I have seen it in lighter versions too and it works fantastic.
I made two versions for my darling daughter in rayon knit and a skirt for me in single knit cotton jersey.

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Den første nederdel jeg syede, var tørklæde-versionen til min datter. Jeg havde egentligt ikke meldt mig til at teste lige den version, men da jeg så den syet op af én af de andre testere, måtte jeg bare sy den til hende. Jeg vil også sy en til mig selv senere.
Til min datters syede jeg str 2, men brugte en str 0 linning. Den sidder perfekt og eneste tilretning er 2 cm i længden.

The first skirt I made, was the handkerchief skirt for my DD. I didn’t sign up for testing this one, but once I saw some tester versions, I fell in love and had to make one for her. A version for me will come at a later date.
For her I made a size 2, but used the size 0 waistband. Perfect fit, I only lengthened by 2cm.

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Den anden nederdel til min datter, var efter hendes ønske, en maxi længde a-line nederdel. Hun er ret høj og stangtøj i hendes str, er sædvanligvis alt for kort. Selvom jeg faktisk forlængede denne her 4 cm, kunne den godt bruge en smule mere.

The second one for DD was a maxi skirt by her request. She’s pretty tall, 176 cm, and rtw maxi skirts in her size, are usually too short. Even though I did lengthen her skirt by 4 cm, it could still do with a few cm more.

Til mig selv har jeg syet en lige nederdel i str 10 uden tilretninger. Meget fin og komfortabel og jeg kommer helt sikkert til at bruge den på havet denne sommer. Jeg er vild med det maritime look.

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For myself I made a straight skirt in size 10 with no alterations. Very nice and comfortable and will get lots of wear going sailing this summer. I love the maritime look.

Balboa Skirt er super nem og hurtig at sy. Du kommer sikkert til at bruge mere tid på at vælge hvilken én du vil sy og bestemme stof, end på at sy den😅.

Balboa Skirt is an easy and very fast make. You’ll probably spend more time picking out which of the many options you’ll begin with and picking out fabric, than sewing up the skirt itself😅

Hvis du er klar og vil have et pdf mønster med næsten uendeligt mange muligheder, så kan du finde Balboa Skirt her hos Itch to Stitch og det er endda nedsat indtil ……..

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Summer Skirt by Wardrobe by Me

Summer skirt Wardrobe by Me rayon viskose pdf patterns sewingMaj måned har været den varmeste og tørreste maj i 125 år i Danmark eller sådan noget lignende.
For en sejler og syer som mig, giver det masser af muligheder, så jeg har sejlet en del og syet på min nye sommergarderobe.
I min sommergarderobe skal der være nederdele og t-shirt og hvor heldig kan man være; Wardrobe by Me har netop designet og udgivet en nederdel og en t-shirt.

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The month of May has been the warmest, driest May in 125 years in Denmark or something like that. 

As a sailor and a sewer that gives me lots of opportunities for fun, so I have been sailing a lot and working on a new summer wardrobe.
In my summer wardrobe there has to be skirts and t-shirts. What luck; Wardrobe by Me has just released both a t-shirt and a skirt.

Summer Skirt er feminin med slåom effekt og flæsekant.
Linningen er så smart designet, at den sidder flat foran og er elastisk bagpå. Det er jeg ret vild med. Det er samme konstruktion som på Paperboy Pleated Pants og Belle skirt.

The Summer Skirt is so feminine with the wrap effect and the ruffles. 
The waistband is ingeniously constructed in a way that makes it flat in the front and elasticated in the back. I like that. It is the same construction as was on the Paperboy Pleated Pants and the Belle Skirt.

Lone SummerskirtJeg har syet min første Summer Skirt i en meget lækker viskose crêpe fra Atelier Brunette i midnatsblå. Jeg har syet i det stof et par gange. Jeg elsker faldet i stoffet og farverne er bare så flotte. Min Aurora er samme stof.

I made my Summer Skirt in a very love Rayon/viskose crêpe from Atelier Brunette in midnight blue. I love that fabric and has used it several times. I love the drape and the feel of the fabric and the colors are gorgeous. My Aurora is the same fabric.

Summer Skirt er ret nem at tilrette. Den eneste tilretning jeg har lavet, er at jeg har forlænget den med 4cm ift den korte version. Det var sikkert ikke nødvendigt, men som lærer og sejler er det rart at være ordentligt dækket.
Nederdelen er i tre længder og det er super nemt at forlænge eller korte af. Man kan også gøre flæsen bredere og dermed få lidt mere længde.
Der er masser af muligheder for at få det lige som man vil have det.

The Summer Skirt is very easy to fit. Only alteration I made was lengthened 4 cm and looking at it now, I probably didn’t need to. I like the length though; both as a teacher and a sailor you need to be covered properly.
The skirt comes in three different lengths and it is very easy to make it just the length you like. Making the ruffle wider, will also make the skirt a bit longer, if you prefer it that way. Lots of options for fitting length.

Rullesømsfod 7400At lægge en så lang flæse op og få den til at rynke, kan være et langsommeligt projekt, især med levende stof som viskose. Der er dog et par måder at gøre det lidt lettere.
Da jeg skulle lægge flæsen op, brugte jeg rullesømsfoden på min symaskine. Så slipper du for tons af nåle, at skulle folde og presse først. Bare sy langsomt og styr stoffet så det folder rigtigt i trykfoden. Det kræver lidt øvelse, men er det hele værd.
Efter at have lagt flæsen op, rynkede jeg den med min overlocker. Det fede ved det er, udover at det er nemt, så har man allerede ordnet sømrummet.
Jeg har fundet denne instruktion på Youtube. Jeg brugte ikke overlockeren og rynkefoden til at sy flæsen fast på skørtet, men rynkede bare flæsen og syede den på på symaskinen. Så meget lettere og hurtigere.

Hemming a ruffle that length and making it ruffle can be tedious, especially in fabric like woven rayon. There is a few tricks to make it easier, though.
When hemming, I used the hemmer presser foot on my sewing machine. No pins, no folding and pressing first. Just go slow and feed the fabric into the foot while sewing.
After hemming the loong strip of fabric, I made the gathering on my serger. Bonus is, that the seam allowance is now finished and does not fray.
I found this instruction on Youtube; I didn’t sew the ruffle onto the skirt with the serger, but I made the gathering with it. So much faster.

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Hvorfor ikke matche Summer Skirt med Classic T-shirt? De passer perfekt sammen.
Hvis du, ligesom mig, er vild med Summer Skirt, kan du købe mønstret her.
Den er endda nedsat for en kort periode og hvis du bruger koden “Summertime” får du både Summer Skirt og Classic T-shirt for $14!!

Why not pair your Summer Skirt with a Classic T-shirt? Perfect match.
I you, like me, love the feminine look of The Summer Skirt, you can get it here and it is even on sale for a short while. If you get both patterns and use the code “Summertime” you can get both pattern for $14!!

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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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Belle Skirt from Wardrobe by Me

Apart from Santi it has been a while since I have sewn a skirt. I love sewing and wearing skirts, the right pattern just hasn’t been around. Until Belle  from Wardrobe by Me that is. Wardrobe by Me Belle Skirt pdfpattern sewingWhen I saw the drawings for this skirt, I just knew I had to make it. It is so feminine and flowy and has gorgeous lines, especially the high-low hemline. 
What sold it to be completely, was that it is fitted in the waist and increasingly flared towards the hem. No gatering. I’m not very fond of gatering at the waist or hips, as I think it makes me look wider (which I don’t need).
The belt finishes of the look and can be tied in a bow or just a knot.
The elasticated back waistband is a clever designfeature, making this very comfortable and easy to fit.

Wardrobe by Me Belle Skirt pdfpattern sewingBortset fra Santi er det et stykke tid siden jeg sidst har syet en nederdel. Jeg elsker både at sy og gå med nederdel, men der har ikke lige været det rette mønster. Indtil Belle fra Wardrobe by Me altså.
Da jeg så tegningen til nederdelen, var jeg solgt. Den er så feminin og let og har nogle skønne linjer, især den høj-lave foran-bagpå linje.
Hvad der solgte den helt var, at den sidder til i taljen og bliver tiltagende mere vid nedefter. Ingen rynken her! Jeg er ikke ret vild med rynker i taljen eller på hoften, da jeg synes det får mig til at se bredere ud (og det er ikke ønskeligt).
Bæltet giver lige det sidste finish og det kan bindes i en sløjfe eller knude.
At taljen er med elastik bagpå, er en genistreg; det gør nederdelen fantastisk behagelig at have på og gør den nem at tilpasse.

Styling Belle is a breeze. It looks bohemian like and relaxed in flipflops or sandals, stylish and welldressed in high heels and cool with boots, making this a very versatile skirt. For the younger Vans, like my daughters, are very cool.

fullsizeoutput_7e1Det er super nemt at style Belle. Du bliver lidt flippet og afslappet med klipklapper eller sandaler, velklædt og flot i høje hæle og lidt rå og cool i støvler. Til de lidt yngre er Vans, som dem min datter har på, ret seje.

Belle is designed to be made in light weight woven fabric. I have made two Belle Skirts so far, one for me and one for my teen, both in 100% woven rayon. I like the feel of the rayon, but dream of a Belle Skirt in light silk💕.
The flower patterned fabric is a new for me. I am not very colorful when it comes to choosing fabric and usually goes for solid, darker colors, but this dress is soo pretty in both solid and pattern, that I just had to try. I really love it. I bought the burgundy to make another skirt for myself, but my daughter really wanted one too and who can resist when your big teenager wants to wear mummy made clothes.

Belle Skirt er designet til at blive syet i let, fast stof. Jeg har syet to Belle, én til mig selv og én til min teenagedatter, begge i 100% fast viskose. Jeg kan godt lide viskose, men drømmer om en Belle i let silke💕
Det er usædvanligt for mig at sy i mønstret stof. Jeg er ikke ret farverig, når det kommer til at vælge stof. Jeg vælger sædvanligvis ensfarvet mørkt stof, men Belle er så fin i mønstret, at jeg måtte prøve. Jeg er vild med den og føler mig så godt tilpas. Det bordeaux stof købte jeg for at lave én Belle mere til mig selv, men hvem kan modstå det, når en teenager gerne vil gå med hjemmesyet tøj og ønskede sig en Belle.

I didn’t make any alterations to the patterns. Fitting is pretty easy, as it comes in two different lengths. I made mine in the short length and the burgundy in longer.
I made a size 42 with elastic measure for back waist from size 40 for me and a size 34 for my daughter.

Jeg har ikke lavet tilretninger til mønstret. Den er nem at tilpasse, da den kommer i to længder. Jeg har lavet min i den “korte” udgave og den til min datter i længere..
Min er en str 42 med elastik bagpå i str 40 og min datters er i str 34.

Belle Skirt is on sale for a short while.

Belle er nedsat i en kort periode.
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