Piper from Wardrobe by Me

piperv1Sidste år syede jeg en Piper, en simpel tunika fra Wardrobe by Me, men fik aldrig blogget om den. Jeg er ret vild med den tunika og bruger den ofte. Den er lavet i en fin uldblanding og har et skønt fald. Lige siden jeg lavede den første, har jeg villet lave flere. Jeg har endda købt stof til et par stykker fra Metermeter, men bare aldrig fået det gjort.

Last year I made Piper, a simple tunic in a flattering shape, from Wardrobe by Me, but never blogged about it. I am, however, loving that tunic and wear it all the time. It is made in a fine wool blend and has a nice drape to it. Ever since I made the first one, I have wanted to make more. I even got fabric for it some months ago from Metermeter, just never got around to sewing it up.

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I går skete det endelig og jeg er super begejstret for den Piper også. Jeg er vil med fold-op ærmerne med strop, halskanten med bindebånd og rynkerne ved skulderen❤️. Et virkelig skønt mønster. Jeg tror også jeg er nødt til at prøve klokkeærmerne og kjoleudgaven😉

Yesterday I did it and I am so pleased with this Piper too. I really like the roll-up sleeves with the taps, the neckline with binding and the gathers at the shoulders❤️. Such a gorgeous pattern. I might also have to try the bell sleeves and the dress option too😉.

Piper er ikke et svært mønster og det gik faktisk ret hurtig med at sy det. Jeg tror jeg brugte 3-4 timer (+ pauser). Det synes jeg ikke er galt for en tunika i fast stof. Det største pillearbejde er at sætte halskanten på, men det kræver bare lidt omhyggelighed og masser af nåle.

fullsizeoutput_b79Piper is not a complicated pattern and is actually pretty fast to sew. I guess I spend 3-4 hours (not in one sitting), which is not bad for at woven tunic. The most fiddly step, is putting on the neck binding, but all it takes is a bit of care and lots of needles.

Stoffet er virkelig lækkert. Det er Nani Iro bomuldssatin med sorte striber. Jeg har købt det ved Metermeter, men de har det ikke mere. Bomuldssatin er virkelig lækkert og er fint blankt. Jeg synes også de uens striber er fine og lidt underspillede.

The fabric is awesome. It’s the Nani Iro cotton sateen black stripes. I got it from Metermeter, but they don’t have it anymore. The cotton sateen is really lovely and has a nice shine to it. I love that the stripes are uneven and subtle.

Mine Piper tunikaer er sikre valg i  klædeskabet og jeg har flere i støbeskeen💕.

My Piper tunics are stables and I have many more planned💕.

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The very feminine Aurora from Wardrobe by Me

Wardrobe by Me has made another great pdf pattern with lots of options. Aurora is a gorgeous blouse and dress pattern with four different lengths, two different collars and two different sleeve lengths. It even has the option for pocket and a belt.
As autumn and winter in Denmark is approaching fast, I need blouses more than dresses, so I choose to sew the blouse with the long sleeve.

fullsizeoutput_5ebWardrobe by Me har lavet endnu et skønt pdf mønster med mange valgmuligheder. Aurora er et super fint bluse- og kjolemønster med mulighed for fire forskellige længder, to kraver og to ærmelængder.
Eftersom efteråret og vinteren nærmer sig, har jeg mere brug for bluser og derfor valgte jeg, at sy blusen med lange ærmer.

I will also have to make the dress without the sleeves, but with the bow too. Seeing other testers versions is really inspirational. You can find pictures from other testers on the Wardrobe by Me pattern support Facebook page.

Jeg bliver også nødt til at sy Aurora som kjole, uden ærmer, men med bindebånd på kraven. Jeg er egentligt ikke til bindebånd på kraver, men efter at have set de andre testeres versioner, er jeg faldet for den også. Der er billeder af andre versioner af Aurora på Wardrobe by Me pattern support Facebook page.

Sewing a collar stand is something that can throw people of sewing a pattern, but the instructions and the way the collar is drafted, is very easy and ingenious. Everybody can sew this collar and get a near perfect result with this collar.

Wardrobe by Me Aurora sewing pdf pattern

 

At sy en kravestand kan få nogen til at undlade at sy et mønster, men instruktionerne og den måde kraven er konstrueret på, gør det nemt med Aurora. De fleste kan lave en fin krave med Aurora.

For fabric I choose a crepe Rayon that I really love from Atelier Brunette in the color Amarante. It has all the qualities of a rayon fabric, but it has a more beautiful matte finish and is a tad easier to sew with. I tend to go with black and grey, but I really love this dark red color.

Jeg har syet blusen i en lækker viscose crepe fra MeterMeter. Den er fra Atelier Brunette i farven Amarante. Den er let og lækker som en viscose, men har en smuk mat overflade og er lidt lettere at arbejde med. Jeg vælgerne normalt gerne sort og mørkt, men jeg er meget glad for denne mørke røde farve.

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Alterations; I lengthened the body and the sleeve by 3cm, which is pretty standard for me. When choosing size, I was a size 10 in chest and size 12 in hips. My first choice ways to sew the dress, therefore I went with the size 12 overall. My next Aurora I will make in size 10.

Tilretninger: Jeg har forlænget krop og ærmer med 3 cm, hvilket er ret normalt for mig.
Størrelsesmæssigt ligger jeg på en str 40 i brystvidde og 42 i hoften. Jeg valgte at sy i str 42, da jeg egentligt ville have syet kjolen. Næste gang vælger jeg str 40; den ville være stor nok.

Aurora is on sale for a while.
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Aurora er nedsat i en kort periode.
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The beautiful Mexican-inspired Frida

I have tested another great Tunic.This time from Australian Designer Stitch. It is the fabulous Frida.
Frida Boho Designer Stitch Tunic Mexican blouse

The tunic is describes like this;
“The Frida encompasses all things vintage Mexican, Boho, gorgeous textiles and the most amazing trims and embellishments. Frida offers the choice of tunic length, tunic with gathered ruffle, dress with gathered ruffle or full length dress.
Add your choice of sleeve – short, long, short gathered puff or gathered long sleeve bishop to create a unique and on-trend seasonal silhouette”.
Skærmbillede 2017-09-28 kl. 13.58.15So true. There is a lot of options with this tunic/dress. Testers have made Frida in all sorts of styles and combinations. Frida is giving you a great opportunity to get out lots of trims and play around, but as I like my clothes to be more on the simple side, I found a fabric with some boho-feeling to it and omitted trims.

The fabric is from Citystoffer. Unfortunately it is not on their website, since they didn’t have a lot of it. It is a really great sheer cotton/silk blend with the pattern mirrored on either side. Perfect for a project like Frida. Look at the pictures below for details from the back where the mirroring really shows.

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Here is an overview of the options. Since I need blouses/tunics in my wardrobe, I chose to make a tunic length top without the ruffles. I would like to wear it tucked in and ruffles don´t tuck in very well.
I love all the sleeve options, but since it is getting autumn really fast here in Denmark, I went with the long Bishop sleeve (reminds me of a peasant blouse, with I really like).

The pattern is so well drafted, everything comes together nicely and the instructions are easy to follow. Ann is very meticulous in her work, making it a pleasure to sew up her patterns.
Definitely more Fridas for me in the future; with all the options given in this one pattern, the possibilities are numerous.

The Frida is on sale until Wednesday the 11th of October.

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