Last week I bought two new (to me) German pattern magazines, Fashion Style and Sabrina. I’m looking for some fall inspirations and found some styles in these magazines that will work very well for the sewing projects I have planned.
I had never seen Fashion Style in the stores before but thanks to the helpful folks on Instagram I was informed that this is actually the Dutch pattern magazine Knip Mode translated into German. For me this was excellent news, since Knip Mode has never been available in Sweden for some reason and I have heard a lot of positive things about their patterns. First impression is that their styles feels fairly fashion forward, but more casual and less elaborate than many of Burdastyle’s offerings. Not a ton of styles in the issue, but the designs looks solid. I was also told by my fellow Instagrammers that the fit is a bit looser than Burda’s and that are drafted for taller persons, which makes sense I guess since the Dutch population is one of the tallest in the world.
Love these pants. A cool, pleated design that looks very comfortable to wear with elastic in the back waist which I really appreciate (i.e. more room for PMS and a full stomach!).
Some styles in Knip Mode are quite on trend and “youthful” while other are more classic styles with a terrific size range. I’m thinking about making the cerise dress.
This cardigan is another winner in my book.
Compared to Fashion Style/Knip Mode, Sabrina has a more “mature” vibe about their styles. The technical drawings looks hand drawn and while I appreciate the craft I prefer more exact technical drawings.
After my confessional video about how I make a lot of pretty summer dresses that I hardly ever wear, I’ve decided to make more practical ones that can also work in colder weather and I’m thinking that this faux wrap dress has a lot of potential in the right fabric,
The same goes for this dress to the right, which is a dress that looks like a top and a skirt.
I’m also really digging the knit tie top to the left and wrap dress to the right.
So these are my first impressions of Sabrina and Fashion Style (Knip Mode) pattern magazines. While Knip Mode feels more attuned to current trends, I also really like some of the Sabrina styles. Have you guys have any experiences with these magazines? I would love to hear what you think!