søndag den 4. september 2016

A little Mccalls, a little Knipmode and a little me...

My latest mash-up. This floral number is mainly based on this pattern from Knipmode and the OOP McCall's M5927 - and then modified some more.

I believe it's the first time I've tried a Knipmode pattern. This pattern is downloaded from their site but I do also have one of their magazines. I bought that particular mag months ago because it had a knit dress pattern I just had to try...and haven't tried yet. Knipmode does not offer all of their patterns as pdf files, so I had to buy the magazine to get that specific pattern. Must make it soon.

Even though I'm not at all fluent in Dutch I did somehow manage to read/get/understand/guess the instructions - nice one me. Okay, the dress isn't that difficult to sew I admit. As stated above I only used the bodice part from this pattern. It was the neckline in particular that made this pattern a must! I think it's so elegant. I made a size 40 but ended up taking it in a bit. I'm normally a size 40/42 in rtw clothes, so I guess this pattern runs a bit large in size. I can't say if that's the case with all Knipmode patterns. Or maybe I just prefer the dress a bit more fitted than it's designed to be. It's not that I don't like the original skirt that comes with this pattern - I just like this one even better :-). The pockets and the pleats on this sadly oop M5927 are just perfect. It's the third time I've used this skirt pattern for a dress. Here it is in a scuba version (which I've actually decided to sell).

The fabric is cotton sateen with a little stretch from the Danish shop Fabricroad.

   
 


25 kommentarer:

  1. Pretty! Knipmode patterns seem to run really large, I learned the hard way to measure the pattern pieces first and select a size based on that. The last thing I made from one of their patterns was a pair of overalls and the size I should have made according to their size charts would have been over ten cm too large all around.

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    1. They really do run large, don't they? My knipmode-rule-of-thumb is usually to measure, see what size I am in and then trace it two sizes smaller..

      Tat bein said, this is a fantastic dress!

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    2. Oh my sorry for the typo's in the last sentence, must be something wrong with my hands or my keyboard (both?)

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  2. Nice one! Very elegant. And how amazing is it that you can read Knipmode patterns without speaking dutch. I have a hard time deciphering their patterns and I AM dutch.

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    1. Well, this is a pretty simple pattern :-) and thanks

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  3. Beautiful. And yes, that neckline is amazing.

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  4. Such a beautiful dress. The fabric is divine and love the whole bodice shape.

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    1. I'm pretty pleased with is as well. I might do a jumpsuit version.

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  5. Nice one indeed! I bet many Dutch-speaking seamstresses don't even understand the Knipmode instructions ;-) I was drooling over this bodice for a while, to add it to a jumpsuit, but in the end I chose another one. I should try this one sometime too, because I love it even more now I see yours!

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    1. Haha - bad instructions reputation :-)
      And funny you should mention it, because I've been thinking about doing a (cropped) pants jumpsuit as well using this bodice.

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  6. wow that neckline is insane! and, your fabric choice is great (as it always is).. looking so posh, my dear :)

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  7. Gorgeous! This fabric is da bomb. Super flattering dress on you. Good job!

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    1. Thanks you so much - I adore the fabric as well.

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  8. Waauw, really beautiful!! The neckline is indeed very nice! I have a few knipmode magazines, but never tried anything, so good to know the sizes are on the large Side...

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  9. Waauuuuh...!!
    Hold da op hvor er den flot, stoffet og damen ligeså.. ;)

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