I actually received this March issue of KnipMode over a week ago, but I wasn’t as excited about this one as I was the new MyImage magazine or the patterns I traced from Susannah’s stash, so it got waylaid a bit. But there’s still some good stuff in here, so it’s worth taking a look inside…
This is KnipMode’s Spring Trends issue, and so here is their take on the “military” trend. I like the green jacket and the trousers are quite nice, too, but apart from the colour, I don’t think either are particularly military-influenced!
Usually when a pattern has big, illustrated instructions, they’re shown at the end of the general instruction section and are just in black and white. But these placket instructions (for a dress I wasn’t that into) are in the glossy part of the magazine and shown with photos instead of drawings.
I think my favourite of this issue is this surplice, banded dress which they’ve styled here to look like separates. It was made up in denim earlier in this issue and I didn’t look twice, but I really like it with this white and camel colour scheme (another one of their “Spring trends”).
- #2 Tunic pattern can be found in Section D, Red lines on the pattern sheets
- #6 Jumpsuit pattern can be found in Section C, Black lines on the pattern sheets
- #7 Tunic pattern can be found in Section F, Black lines on the pattern sheets
- #12 Jacket pattern can be found in Section H, Black lines on the pattern sheets
- The drawing on the “At a glance” page for #13 shirt shows a jacket (which will apparently be in April’s issue), but the correct tech drawing is listed alongside its instructions.
I’ve never seen a list of corrections quite this long before for any pattern magazine! I wonder if someone had a bad day? Good on Knip for owning up and posting this, though.