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Knip Mode February – a touch of spring

Yes, the fabric for my muslin is horrible, I’m glad to use it and throw it away afterwards. Marie-Christine wondered why I make a muslin for gym pants, and I can imagine that wondering. The stretch will be a bit different, but it gives a better indication now than the original pattern. I want to use piping or a strip of another color on the side and make pockets, so I want to know how the fit is and not just cut a strip of fabric off on the side after sewing it. The muslin only took half an hour including changing, so that’s not a lot of time and no fabric really lost.

Currently my sewing is not going fast, and that’s an understatement. I’ve had a severe cold this week and we were redecorating our bedroom. My sewing room was filled with other stuff till yesterday afternoon. And there was work too of course. Today a huge inspiration arrived: Knip Mode February 2011. They always publish about 3 weeks before the actual month. I’m not joining the 12-jacket a montn sew-along at stitchers guild, because I won’t come anything near 12 jackets this year. The February issue of Knip mode gives a few nice jackets though, so I might sew  a few in this year.

Like Burda  every spring there are some navy-themed garments (black/white), but they are styled very modern. Melissagave a good impression of the January issue with all the pants/trousers. I’m very happy that I subscribed this year.

My impression of a few favoriets. My daughter browsed the issue before me, and thought the jacket in the top left corner was designed for me. What do you think?


Must make more time to sew.


  1. I love the striped blazer. It reminds me of a recent anthropologie jacket.

  2. I hope you feel better soon! Once you get your space back in order, it may make you feel better. The jackets are really cute. I cannot imagine making 12 jackets in a year. I am far to slow for that.

  3. the striped blazer is fab. Is it for a knit? Are you doing the 12 jackets sew along? I made a list for this, but honestly, I can't think that I need 12 jackets.

  4. That jacket is very cute and the striped one too. Hope the cold goes away soon.

  5. My favourite is the striped one. I have some white and black stripe ready to go for a similar jacket.

  6. I hope you are feeling better.

    How nice..there are some nice pieces to inspire in this issue!

  7. Ooh I should get my Feb Knip any day now, but I'm certain I'll pick out different garments from you, as I just don't wear blazer-type jackets (so I've stopped sewing them, too). Doesn't stop me admiring other people's, though, as I know how much work they are!

  8. I love that jacket in the top left, I think it would look terrific on you.
    I have just joined the stitcher's guild sew-a-long, even though I am unlikely to sew a whole 12 jackets. It is just nice to sew with other people. (I am thinking 2 or 3 for me, then some for my children, which is sort of cheating....) but they are nice ladies there and will not care if I don't get up to 12! There are no sewing police.

  9. Same here, big cold, but like the patterns. I like the stirped jacket on the right and I absolutely LOVE the dress! More sewing time, less work for all of us...

  10. Ik ben ook erg blij met deze Knipmode, vooral jurkje 12 valt erg in de smaak!
    Jasjes vind ik altijd wat lastiger, maar wil ik ook nog wel proberen.
    Groetjes Hennie

  11. I hope you are feeling better! I love all of the pictured garments. The jacket in the top left is very very cute. I hope you decide to make it!

  12. I like this issue very much. The outfits are styled very nicely. It's very inspirational. My favourite of the jackets is the blue and white stripe, but the one you point out is great too. So much to choose from and so little time....
    Hope you feel better soon!

  13. My fave is the #3 jacket - what a unique cut! It's completely under-demonstrated in the thin knit on the model, but boy, in a structured woven it would be amazing!

  14. Oh, there are some really nice jackets in there. I love the jacket in the upper left corner and the striped blazer the most!


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