The October patterns are now available at the Knipmode virtual shop, and I liked what I saw of them so much I went off to sewingpatterns.eu (aka Naaipatronen) to buy the print issue. What did my wondering eyes see, but the September and April issues still in stock, so I snapped them up too. I have a reason: shipping is cheapest to the US when you buy exactly 3 magazines. That’s what my husband would call girl logic.
(While I was looking for Knipmode previews on the web, I found a great blog that posts pictures from each Knipmode monthly: Collie-Collie. It’s in Dutch, but the pictures are what we care most about, right?)
You know what would be super-cool? A digital subscription available to magazines like Knipmode. The option of buying the patterns in PDF is a very nice one to have, but you don’t get to see the fashion spreads or read the blurbs or see multiple views of a pattern, or entertain oneself with the interesting Dutch ads (maybe that last one is just me). I would totally pony up for a reasonably priced subscription to Knipmode digitally, even if it didn’t include the patterns. Then I could see the patterns ‘live’, as it were, and then decide more effectively which PDF patterns to buy. It would be pretty easy to do, using Apple Newstand or Issuu or one of the many other digital ‘magazine stands’ that have been popping up recently.
Hey, anybody at Knipmode want to hire me as your overseas digital consultant?