Knipmode magazine is not widely available here in Australia and subscriptions can be costly so I admire it from afar on other blogs. While scrolling through my Instagram feed the other day I came across a tee featuring leather inserts on the shoulders made by groovybabyandmama. I love this little detail and upon further investigation I found that Knipmode offer patterns as PDF downloads! HIGH FIVE!
So I spent an hour (or two, ahem) on Sunday morning scrolling through the patterns and adding potentials to my wish list. The website is in Dutch but can be translated using Google Translate if needed.
I found the Coco Channel tee pattern and added it straight into my cart. Everyday tops are the main garment missing from my wardrobe at the moment.
The boat neck adds a little interest to an otherwise basic tee and I intend to add leather to the shoulder inserts. Other fabrics could look interesting too, maybe some lace or a contrasting colour.
I also added these baggy pants with elasticated waist and cuffs. Made up in some lightweight fabric these will be a staple for the summer months.
It was difficult to choose between these and a couple of other patterns but the pockets, wide elasticated cuffs and waist tie won me over.
There were many more patterns added to my wish list but I limited myself to these 2 for now. Who have I become?!
Have you ever sewn a Knipmode pattern? I'd love to see your finished garment and hear any tips you may have.
Tomorrow here in Melbourne we have a public holiday for Melbourne Cup. I know right? A day off for a horse race! Nuts! Anyway, as the race course is right by the studio (the traffic will be crazy) and my kids are off school I'll be taking the day off too. Who knows, maybe I'll find some time to sew!