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Knipmode November 2012

23 Nov

I think I am probably one of the few people still left that subscribes to Knipmode. I started my subscription last year just when the magazine changed editor and had a major overhaul in direction. I know Melissa from Fehr Trade dumped her subscription, but I decided to give it another chance to see if it improves. It’s a bit better this year but it still has a long way too go if they are trying to emulate Burda and offer more fashion forward patterns. Something new that I haven’t seen in Knipmode is the offering of designer patterns, so in the November issue there are two sewing patterns, a coat and a dress by Dutch designer Mart Visser.

The coat is very on trend with the oversized coats that have been showing up on the fall runways.  The coat is decorated with satin banding along the front edges, the neck and the sleeves.  It is fasten with a button at the top and the remainder with  concealed snap buttons.  Woolen fabric is recommended for this coat.

The dress is the quintessential “Little Black Dress” –  simple and sophisticated.  Like the coat, the dress is decorated with satin banding along the center front and the armholes. The waist is cinched in by a drawstring made from suede. The dress is finished with an invisible zipper on the center back. Wool crepe is recommended for this dress.

Knipmode has also redone their website and it is similar to the Burda Style website where each pattern is available for purchase. They have done away with the monthly pattern chart, which has upset some readers since they use it as a gauge if they should purchase the magazine or not. You can search for patterns according to monthly issue through their advance search, but so far, it looks like they only have the last two issues and slowly edit out patterns from older issues.

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