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Line drawing Knip Mode

Tonight I have traced a pattern from the March issue of Knip mode. But while tracing it and comparing the line drawing and drawing for the cutting layout, I got confused. Is there a gathering at the back too? The drawing on the cutting layout shows an a-symmetrical pattern piece. The line drawing is not clear, as it hides the back for the most part. I’m almost sure I’ve written on this before and I simply don’t get why Knip Mode always makes line drawings like this. I want to see the back completely too. Is there something special or not in the back. I started reading the instructions for the top and there was nothing on gathering the back, just “sew the side seams”.

Then I looked at the dress which is basically the same pattern. The wrap on the front is also on the back. Not or hardly visible in the line drawing. Also no photos of the back in the magazine. In the instructions for the dress there is the instruction to gather the back on the side. They forgot to copy that text in the instructions for the top. As a relatively experienced seamstress I can work it out, but if you haven’t been sewing that long, this is quite confusing.

In any case I defnitely would prefer clear line drawings of the back.


  1. That's a cute little top Sigrid.

  2. Wow, you are so right. You'ld think they'd place the line drawing so you could see the back gathers as well. That was really odd on their part.

  3. To me, it looks as if there are gathers across the back. One side of piece 4 is longer than the other. Also, if you look *really* closely at the line drawings for the top, you can see a couple of lines that would suggest gathering on the back. Look under the right armpit (facing you) and above the hem.

  4. I have a Vogue knit pattern that is very similar. This style of top flatters all figures.

  5. I have never been able to figure out why they do this with the technical drawings. At least you can understand the Dutch! Are there markings on the pattern for the gathering?

  6. gosh that would be so confusing - you at least, managed to work it out.

  7. Yes, you had to be Hercule Poirot on that one! It would be easy to fold out the back gathers on the top. What's curious is the dress has the gathers and the curved surplice hem piece which you'd never know looking at that drawing. I wonder if anyone wants that much ruched material over their bum ;-)

  8. Een opmerking sturen naar de Knipmode met link naar Uw blog? Ik heb altijd hetzelfde probleem: de tekening van de achterkant is (bijna) nooit duidelijk. M.v.g.,


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