Skip to main content

Miscellaneous / Do you want a pattern or try Knip mode?

give away 004 This is the seam gauge that I showed partially earlier this weak. It's very stable, has no slider, and does not bend. So it's different from the one Ann showed in her post (this was a question from Maree). It is sold out in the shop where they usually still have them here, but the origin is Denmark. Any Danish reader who knows if they are available online somewhere?

And there were a few comments apologizing for not commenting regularly or late. No need to apologize at all!!
I like comments (which blogger doesn't?) but understand completely that life can get in the way of sewing and/or reading blogs and commenting. Even if you read, you don't always feel like commenting. This happens to me too, at the moment I do read the new entries on blogs quickly, but there is not enough time in a day to always place a comment.

My jacket is coming along nicely, but nothing far enough to show you yet.

And I found these. Patterns that I will not use anymore, I've traced them, the sheets are not cut.

Anyone who wants one (or more) of these? If necessary I'll do a draw (next Wednesday).

Leave a comment on this post if you'd like one or more of these, indicating what you would like.

Mc Call's 5529, sizes 12/20
I've made it, easy pattern. But in wearing it's not my favorite, so I won't make it again. .
give away 001
A low-waist jeans pattern from the independent German "Pattern Company".
I bought this before I started blogging, but I made a test garment and the fit is not good for me. Explanations in German and Dutch, not very clear, you need experience in pants making I think.
1 cm seam allowances added.
give away 002
Vogue 7302 Out of Print, sizes 14,16,18.
Same story 2 years ago, I have tried View C in a very fluid fabric, in the hope this would be enough not to mark my hips too much. Wouldn't work, it was awful on me. But for someone with a more slender figure in that area, it should be good.
give away 003
Knip Mode extra insert from fall last year. The patterns are all for short, average and long sizes.
(1.60 mtr, 1.72 mtr and 1.80 mtr)
Two extra pictures below.
give away 005
give away 007 give away 006

Comments

  1. They sell that seam gauge over here in Belgium, I'm always willing to help to get some to people who want some :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hi. Funny that a seam gauge should be such a novelty. I learned to use one in primary school. I can recommend seam gauges very much. A positive side effect of using one is improved abilty to judge distance visually.

    It is called a sømmåler or a sømometer in Danish. A google search on sømmåler leads to a company called Fjoelner. I don't know the company, but they ship internationally. A seam gauge costs 18,75, which is about 3.75$ or 2.5 euro.

    See:

    http://www.fjoelner.dk/visbillede.asp?vare=9688&la=dk

    ReplyDelete
  3. I would love to give the jeans pattern and the Knip Mode a try. Here's to hoping my lucky number comes up.

    ReplyDelete
  4. The Somometer is available from a Dutch webshop
    eline kleinvak in Oudewater

    http://www.elinekleinvak.nl/website/aanbiedingen/index.php

    use google and search for Sømometer which has lots of Danish webshops
    like:

    http://www.sysle.dk/shop/item.asp?id=8160&info=Somometer&InfoCat=Syartikler-Sytraad-Linialer_-Maalebaand

    you can buy this little metal measuring gauge in inches too, it is called
    Collins measuring gauge

    http://columbiariverquilting.com/collins_14in1_measuring_gauge_1.html

    Or one made by Dritz at

    http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.jsp?CATID=cat3439&PRODID=prd48324

    ReplyDelete
  5. Isn't the white coat in the Knip Node one of the ones that Andy wore in the movie, The Devil Wears Prada?

    ReplyDelete
  6. I remember a metal seam gauge from Grandma's sewing backet I inherited years ago (I live in US) and have one somewhere that's probably a Dritz replacement. They are handy and I use FashionSewingSupply's new one almost daily now. I love accuracy in tools even if I'm so not accurate!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I would love to try the KnipMode patterns. I have seen some of the things you have made from them and loved them. Thanks for offering this to your loyal readers. :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. I would love to try the Knip Mode. I have a Patrones and several BWOF. It is fun to compare them. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

    If you order fabric from Fabric.com, they give you a seam gauge as a gift. It isn't a nice metal one though. It is a plastic one but it works well enough.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Thanks to the other commentors for the info on the seam guage. I will hunt one down.
    Thanks to Sigrid for bringing it to our attention :>)

    I love KnipMode and will pass on sharing this time--I still have several issues to choose from!

    Lynda in Long Beach (too hot for Las Vegas now!)

    ReplyDelete
  10. I've been hoping to find the Husqvarna Viking seam gauge, which is similar to the one you have showing but with more measurement variety. These are so much better than the Dritz sliders! I finally found a great little multiple measurement gauge in the quilting section.

    I would love to try out the Knip Mode issue. I've heard so much about it that I am very curious...

    thanks Sigrid and I love to read your blog!

    ReplyDelete
  11. I would love to have the Knipmode mag.
    I've need had one of these before.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I would like the Knip mode. Here in Germany they give me a funny look like they've not heard of it.

    ReplyDelete
  13. I would love any of them, but my first choice would be to try the Knip Mode. I have a subscription to Burda and have been lusting after Patrones and Knip Mode. Mary

    ReplyDelete
  14. Another Knip mode hopeful here.

    And thanks for the info on seam guages

    ReplyDelete
  15. I'd love the vogue print. Thanks for letting me participat

    maumauisginger at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  16. knip mode here i come! it looks like a real challenge to me....especially since i tore my rotator cuff on saturday. maybe i can do some hand sewing for awhile. i am getting itchy fingers. gotta make something!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Hi all, I found the somometer (zoommaatje called) on a Dutch website:



    http://www.wyshop.nl/producten/33/linialen/176/zoommaatje

    ReplyDelete
  18. Correctie for my previous comment:

    The site should be:

    http://www.wyshop.nl/producten/33/linialen/176/

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

It's always nice to have feedback on what I'm posting about. All comments, also positive criticism, are always highly appreciated.
Leuk als je een berichtje schrijft, altijd leuk om te lezen, ook opbouwende kritiek!

Popular posts from this blog

How to sew a sleeveless top with facings

How lovely to read the nice comments on my jacket. Grumpy without coffee commented that the original artist for the cartoon (which apparently was for books) was Sarah Andersen. Thank you for mentioning it. Beckster asked about the way I closed the center back seam of the lining. I did it by machine. She also said “Although I have not tried it, I have been told that the lining can be made by using the pattern minus the seam allowance and facings.” Well, certainly not without seam allowances, it should be without hem and without the facings. Important is that you have about 5 cm hem in the jacket for this to work. And I would always make a center back pleat. It gives you space to move without the lining pulling on the fabric. Next time I make a jacket I will try to make photos of the process of bagging the lining (Patsijean said she would have liked to see them and probably more would be interested). Might take a while though, see the end of this post.-----------------------------I mad…

Dress Burda June 2018, construction picture

Once in a while a pattern shows up in a magazine that I want to make immediately. This Burda dress from the June issue is one of those.It’s mainly the linedrawing that’s interesting, as the fabric they used for the magazine issue is not really showing the design lines. There would have been better accent options for the piping they uses. If you’re like me and in general don’t look at the Burda instructions but do it by experience or your way anyhow, DON’T go on autopilot with this one. Sleeveless dress: I close shoulder seams at the last possible moment. Not here, as you have to sew the bias band in between the center and side parts. The band has no seam (and I wouldn’t add one, too many layers of fabric), so the shoulder has to be sewn earlier than I’m used to.Darts: I was inclined to sew all darts as first step and realised really just in time that the front dart is taking up the edge of the band. Front and back band! I was stupified why the angle of the band was not matching the si…

Hilarious description

This week I bought the January Burda issue and browsing through it this top, and especially its description had my attention. Written by someone who has no understanding of modern, functional fabrics and never goes to the gym. Don’t know whether it’s the same in the English issue of the magazine, but in Dutch it says “Sport shirts often have the disadvantage to be close fitted.  This restricts your movement. Our suggestion: make this shirt with a full draped back.“I didn’t care to check their description of sports shirts they published before, but thought this one was hilarious.Off to trace a pattern from this magazine (not this one).