Monday, 19 October 2015

Review Knipmode November 2015




Lots of highlights in the November issue of Knipmode: a corset, designs for (faux) leather and a mix & match dress pattern. The cover shouts 'Feest', which is the Dutch word for party. Hurry up, go sew yourself a dress in Christmas lights fabric! I don't know about you, to me it feels like dressing up as a Christmas tree, but lots of people seem to like the bright lights print. I do like the neckline of the shirt on the left!

Bright lights, big city collection

 It's not all about party wear this month. There is also a collection based on Pantone's colour of the year Marsala containing some practical day to day wear patterns. I love the colour mix.



Drum roll! Ever since the November Knipmode collection by Annicke Shireen and Marloes Dadswell, winners of the Dutch Sewing Bee, was announced Dutch sewists have been looking forward to it.  During the show they made some very pretty corsets and some edgy designs in leather, all under extreme time pressure. The items they designed for Knipmode are a fresh breath of air and, just like all other patterns, available in 11 European sizes, from 34-54, that's 83-131 cm bust, 67-113 cm waist and 92-138 cm hip.




Pictures: Knipmode.nl




My personal favourite from this issue is the mix & match dress pattern. A bodice with six different neckline options, four different sleeves and five skirt options. Going over your personal fit adjustments just once and make over a 100 different styles? Yes, please! 






If you download one of the pdf patterns of the dresses 7-11 all other options will be added for free.
The patterns marked with @ are available as pdf:




My must-have list is not as big as my list from the September and October issues, but I can live with that. (Just as well!) It's my impression that there are a lot of patterns in this magazine that appeal to younger sewists, without being overly simplified and aimed at the beginners-only-segment. Feest!

Disclaimer: this post contains no affiliate links. I paid for my copy and all opinions are my own.



10 comments:

  1. Oh heavens! That dipped hem leather jacket is divine. Between it and the mix-and-match dresses, I'm swooning over here! Thanks for the round-up, Marianne! I definitely need this entire issue.

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    1. You're welcome, Mary! This issue is so full of creativity. Creative young designers providing us with shiny new patterns, endless possibilities to free our inner designer and create a dream dress!

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  2. The mix and match dresses were my absolute fave from this issue. I love it when KM lands on my mat...I find their patterns much more useful than Burda and I love the bigger size range. No dumbing down to rectangles and muumuu's here!

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    1. O yes! Knipmode always arrives on Saturday morning and I may have been seen walking up and down the front garden on the lookout for the mailman :) I love how the bigger size range ended the distinction between regular and plus size patterns, so far I like where it's going. Can't wait to see what you'll make when you have more sewing time again!

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  3. I love the mix and match dresses and the Marsala wardrobe. I have never seen Knipmode magazine on sale here.

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    1. Knipmode has plans for an English edition so maybe things will change. For now you could download the patterns as pdf, or order an issue by mail. At the moment the mix and match pattern is 'pattern of the week' which means you can download it for half price (2,50 €)

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  4. I'm going to try to buy. I'd like the actual magazine but I'll try the mix and match first. I love the leather but perhaps too young for my outer body! Thanks again for your review.

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    1. If it matches your inner soul, why not? I think you will look very good in that soft red leather jacket!

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  5. hi, thanks for leaving that comment on my blog about the KnipMode PDF patterns, they have a lot to choose from and the prices are good - comparable to Burda downloadable. I think I will try one.

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    1. Hi Beth! I'd really love to see your take on one of the Knipmode jackets!

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