Wednesday, 29 July 2009

I'm in love with Ottobre

I've recently discovered the joys of sewing with Ottobre patterns, thanks to a Brown Owl crafty pal who brought along her copies for us to enjoy. I was swayed by the pretty pictures and groovy patterns for children's clothing... so I bought my first copy - Autumn 2009.

As my little poppet is rapidly becoming one very fast growing bean pole, I chose to make these pants a little larger so they might fit her for longer than a month. They are the Tulip Corduroy Pants - quite quick to sew but with such lovely little details. The pin tucks on the back pockets, the adjustable waistband inside, the slightly gathered faced front pockets. I've used vintage floral pillowcase material for the inside pocket flaps and inside waistband... but alas the kidlet got too wriggly for photos of that. To just get these photos I had to bribe with a choc chip cookie!

Not the easiest of patterns as the instructions are a little on the brief side. I wouldn't recommend these patterns for beginner sewers but if you know your way around a sewing machine and have made other dressmaking patterns before, you'll be right.

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17 comments:

Nicky said...

Gorgeous pants - will have to look into this design as havent heard it before

Jessi said...

oh totally my style gilly. love it too x

rousabout studio said...

I wish I had a dollar for every pattern I have drafted out of my Ottobre books, I have tonnes of them, but stopped this year. They are great arent they!!! The pants look great!!

Gillian said...

Great pants. I love the colour. I think I will have to check out these Ottobre books. Where do you get 'em?

Bird Bath said...

those pants are very sweet. I lovel those pintucks and the piping on the pockets.
I have been looking around for this magazine in many Newsagents but can not find any in Adelaide who stock it. Did you buy your magazine online?

Natalie said...

Love these pants, they gathered bottoms are so cute! I haven't seen this mag in any shops, I subscribe through crafty mamas for mine.

Tracy said...

Love my Ottobre too ;) I'm also a member of a forum of lots of Ottobre addicts. :) Craftymamas.com.au :)

Jodie said...

yes gilly, it is so sweet details that just make it - they look fantastic.

thornberry said...

Love them Gilly! I've just subscribed to Ottobre too and that is my first issue as well - and thought I might start with those very pants. So great to see them made up! How long did it take you to trace the pattern?

icandy... said...

Really sweet! Love the fab 50's finds, too!

Hugs,
Christina :)

Cath from chunkychooky said...

I haven't heard of them... but those pants have made me very interested!

Cath from chunkychooky said...

just got back from having a look- Thanks for sharing that!!!!

florida webdesign said...

WOW, Flash back to my high school days. Fabulous outfit. Brought back many memories.

The Redhead Riter said...

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Little Munchkins said...

Hi! I came here from the CM site and had to say here again that I love those pants!

Jodie said...

Ohhhhhhh I am an Ottobre fan too..and have quite a few of their books in my collection!

I made up some clothes for my 10 yo last weekend :)

I Love the pants you have made.

Pippi creates said...

These pants are gorgeous! I am a new subscriber to ottobre and definately a convert already. I have made up with girl's sparrow jacket, which I've blogged about, and have another project on the way (Russian peasant top). Great job, they are very cute!