|KM1509-24 and KM1509-25|
Following a restyling Dutch pattern magazine Knipmode now offers all patterns in eleven sizes, from European size 34 up to European size 54 (131 cm / 51.5″ bust, 113 cm / 44.5″ waist and 138 cm / 54.3″ hip). Most of the patterns are also available as PDF downloads. If you're interested you can read my full review at the Curvy Sewing Collective.
I''ve been asked to write a follow up post for the CSC once I've tested some of the patterns. That'll be fun! There are more than a few patterns in the September issue that caught my eye, but for the sake of curvy science I narrowed my options down to the form fitting top and skirt pictured above.
It may be interesting to compare the skirt pattern to that of Vogue 1465, a Donna Karan pattern that was in my mail yesterday.
I don't expect the Knipmode patterns to fit differently compared to earlier offerings, so for those of you having a hard time imagining what the patterns will look like when you're not a size zero model, here's a quick round up of 'Knip-on-curves' . The dresses were made before I owned a tripod and remote control. (Not much use in this context, but they happen to be my favourite patterns and I needed six pictures for the collage ;)
|Clockwise: jacket, top, skirt, dress, blouse, dress, all made recently from Knipmode patterns|
The weather forecast for this weekend is pretty bad, perfect for tracing and testing.