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.


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!

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