Yesterday I found my first issue of Knipmode in the mailbox. It was an impulsive decision to get a subscription, because I haven’t been interested enough to buy it in the shop for the past few years. But lately I’ve found myself wanting to sew but not go through the whole ordeal of drafting things myself and the back issues I have are just not that shiny anymore. So there it is, a year’s subscription to Knipmode. I’ve sort of set myself the challenge to make at least one thing from each issue, hopefully before the next one arrives, but with all the (sewing) homework and secret projects I’m not sure how reasonable that is. Anyway, this first issue makes me happy I got the subscription, because there’s quite a few things I’d like to make!
The issue has “Style Icons” as a theme, and features clothing inspired by Kate Moss, Brigitte Bardot, Jackie Kennedy, Coco Chanel, Caro Emerald and almost-queen Máxima. It also has an extra mini-magazine with easy “holiday fashions”, but I didn’t photograph a single one of them because they’re basically all variations on bags with or without belts. There’s one pair of trousers that could make nice pajama pants, I guess.
Anyway, I’m quite happy with this issue and I hope that the coming 11 will be just as nice. Here’s my selection from this issue, as you had probably guessed my picks come mainly from the Bardot/Kennedy/Chanel sections!
2 thoughts on “Review: Knipmode May 2013”
I think, much like Burdastyle so long as there are one or two lovely patterns, the cover price still renders them cheap patterns. Great for gleaning a sleeve design or a design feature too, even if you don’t like the entire style. I love your choices, particularly the Jackie Kennedy and I keep meaning to make a stripy top a la Coco… or Tilly! :-)
Exactly – 6ish euros for even one great pattern isn’t all that much. Which is why I figured a subscription would be worth it in the end :) This issue will definitely be worth it’s price, even if I only make half the things I like!