I’m taken a brief moment to poke my head up from under my enormous pile of BurdaStyle Book sewing, wedding gown dismantling and bodice muslining, running, gardening, wedding planning, and some seriously busy office day-jobbing to bring you an overview of the summer KnipMode magazines… I’ll show off what I’m actually sewing if and when I can, I promise!
This dress and skirt are ok, nothing to really grab me, but they’re nice enough basics. I mostly just liked that the model has wrinkles!
I feel a certain kinship with the Dutch people when I see that their summer holiday clothes also contain jackets and sleeves! In particular I love the draped jersey dress and this little banded sleeveless tee. That tee takes less than a metre of fabric and would be a perfect Quick Knit Top if I can squeeze it in!
July 2010 – Fast Fashion supplement
This entire “no pattern” magazine aimed at teenagers was full of utterly repulsive sad sacks no self-respecting teenager would be caught dead in. I mean, look at these horrible bedsheets on the right!
I mean, I applaud that they’re trying to encourage teenagers to sew, but the execution here is just awful. I can’t imagine anyone, at any age being inspired by the designs in this. Let’s forget we ever mentioned this supplement and move swiftly onto August…
The first issue of my subscription! Yay!
Ugh I still don’t feel fully recovered from the supplement and now we’ve got some hideous patchwork “happy hands at home” stuff. Looking at these, I just feel bad for the poor woman who must’ve been so excited to be picked to be in her favourite magazine, only to have her heart sink when she saw the ugly patchwork crap she’d have to wear. It just seems unfair they didn’t swap outfits at some point and share the Ugly around a bit…
Thankfully, though, this is actually a really great issue so that’s the only downer this month! From a feature showing us all how to dress for our body type, we get this nice blouse and awesome sailor trousers (though Dutch ladies clearly have much more varieties of shape than the rest of us – the cone? I don’t know anyone shaped like a weeble-wobble, but I like the clothes)…
In the cute Mother & Daughter section, I actually found the first pair of “new shape” trousers I’d actually consider wearing! Notice that the mom is wearing these trousers, too, and they look just as great on her!
I also like this skirt, though the back zipper placket seems a little Kriss-Kross:
Now, I really like this surplice, belted top, and I’ve been squinting at the tech drawing over the past few breakfasts trying to work out exactly how it’s pieced together, when I see that Sigrid has made it already and says it’s a bit disappointing! Boo. Well, I suppose I haven’t got time in my sewing schedule for the next few months anyhow…
And last of all, there are a ton of bag patterns, in pretty much every style you can imagine…
Coming up next, the July La Mia Boutique, which has a To. Die. For. draped knit dress reminiscent of my birthday dress!