Tag Archive: Magazine Patterns

Pattern Review: Seamwork’s Lilliana Jacket

I saw some near-instant buzz among my fellow sewists around the Seamwork Lilliana jacket when it was released as one of the magazine’s October patterns, and I agreed. The cropped, boxy silhouette is well balanced by the gentle curve of the hem and the open front, and the bias binding method means it’s a quick…

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Introduction to Curvy Pattern Magazines

If you’re looking for a good way to quickly and cheaply build up your pattern collection with a lot of different styles, consider picking up or subscribing to a European pattern magazine or two. Popular among European sewists, pattern magazines are released either monthly or a few times a year and contain entire collections of…

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My Year With Knipmode: Patterns and Value

Good afternoon, lovelies! This is the second part of My Year With Knipmode, a series examining my year of subscribing to that beloved Dutch pattern magazine. In the last post, I talked about the functionality of Knipmode, from subscribing to sizing. Today, I’m going to look at the patterns themselves. Were they worth the price? Have I used…

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My Year With Knipmode: Part One

Last September, I discovered Knipmode, the popular Dutch pattern magazine. Marianne, of Foxgloves and Thimbles, wrote a blog post for us about the magazine’s then-recent restyling, which included a newly extended size range for ALL patterns. Unlike Burda, which puts out a small plus size collection each month, Knipmode moved to a model where every pattern comes in every…

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