Wednesday, August 28, 2013

More magazine patterns!

Patterns are expensive in Germany, especially the "Big 4"patterns...if you can get them. There are no $3.99 or 75% off Vogue patterns sales. There are no $1.99 or 5/$5.00 Simplicity patterns. But there is a pattern magazine sold here that contains traceable patterns of a (limited) selection of sizes of some Simplicity and New Look patterns. The magazine is called Meine N√§hmode, and as far as I know it's only published here in Germany. It comes out four times a year and costs €5.50 for about 13-15 equivalent envelope patterns. Since the envelope patterns often contain multiple pieces (skirts and tops, for example), you actually get quite a few patterns. The patterns aren't the latest ones, and some are even out of print, but I still think it's a pretty good deal.

I picked up the latest issue, which just came out, and I went through it and determined the pattern numbers for each pattern in the magazine. In case anyone else is interested, here is the list for the 3/2013 issue (fall 2013):

Simplicity 1796 Misses plus size dresses, 44/46, 48/50, 52/54
New Look 6004 Misses learn to sew skirts, 32/34, 36/38, 40/42
New Look 6099 Misses jackets, 38, 40, 42
New Look 6735 Misses separates, 38/40, 42/44, 46/48
New Look 6963 Misses tops, 34/36, 38/40, 42/44
New Look 6012 Misses separates, 34/36, 38/40, 42/44
Simplicity 1812 Misses plus size skirts and tops, 44/46, 48/50, 52/54
Simplicity 1920 Misses sportswear, 34/36, 38/40, 42/44
New Look 6001* Misses dresses, 34/36, 38/40, 42/44
Simplicity 2256* Misses jackets, 38/40, 42/44, 46/48
Simplicity 2257 Misses easy to sew skirts, 42, 44, 46
New Look 6152 Misses cape and skirt, 38/40, 42/44, 46/48
New Look 6076* Misses tops, 34/36, 38/40, 42/44
New Look 6164 Misses knit sportswear, 38, 40, 42, 44
New Look 6150 Misses knit tops, 36, 38, 40, 42

*out of print


  1. Lori, since you are in Germany, pick up the Lutterloh system. The price here for the whole kit is about $125 (without acrylic rulers) and less at HSN. You get the special tape and 280 patterns, mostly for women. You use the tape to enlarge the miniature patterns and trace them out.

    Once you get your fit right, you can do the same adjustments to all their patterns.

    I was told Germany also sells the English version. Once you get the hang of it, it really doesn't matter what language it is in.

    They don't give fabric suggestions or specific sewing instructions, so it is assumed that an experienced sewer (such as yourself) can figure it out. :)

    1. Thanks! I'll have to look into Lutterloh. I didn't know it was German.