Saturday, April 14, 2007

More sewing for my Niece

Some more sewing for my cute 8 year old niece, she loves it and so do I. I have to share a story first, I usually make an outfit for her American girl dolls to match what I have sewn for her. I did not this time, she has tons of clothes for her dolls and I didn't think she would mind. Well, I had my 12 year old twins in the car, my 11 year old niece, the 8 year old and my 5 year old nephew. We were talking about jobs and what everyone should be when they grow up. I pointed out the building where I work and my 8 year old niece said,"Aunt Lori, I think you should work for American girl instead." High praise, in my book. I think an AG outfit is in order!!

This is #34 from Ottobre 3/2006, matches either skirt I made earlier. Fabric is a rib knit, grosgrain ribbon for the tie. Very quick pattern.

Knit green/white gingham fabric. Kwik Sew 2503, FOE at neck and sleeves with a bow at neckline. This also matches either skirt.

Okay, very cute blouse but pictures are horrible, we haven't seen the sun in days. This is #34 from Ottobre 1/2007. Cotton retro type fabric. First picture is the back, it has 5 rows of elastic shirring at the waist, darling detail.

The front is gathered at the bust area, another nice detail.

Front of blouse, puff sleeves, peter pan type collar.

Something I have noticed from all my Ottobre sewing lately, the garments don't take long to construct but the finished garment is so wonderful. The details and RTW look is incredible. I love this magazine.

I am working on one more top for her with a matching headband from the latest Sew News then possibly a dress. I think that will be all. My twins are wanting a couple of tops from Ottobre and then back to me.

Oh, I wore my new top to the movies tonight. It was a date with dh and the twins' softball team!!!


  1. i bet you are her favorite aunt. :) wouldn't it be loads of fun to work for American Girl? i love designing for my dolls...just not enough time. Ok, designing for Ottobre would be loads of fun too.


  2. Anonymous1:38 PM

    They look fantastic! It's good to hear about the new Ottobre patterns, I just ordered the most recent issue and ma looking forward to getting it.

  3. I love that floral print blouse. I agree, the patterns go together easily and the finished item is fantastic and fits. Your fabric choices are gorgeous too.

  4. Great shirts! I am sure she just loves you so much for making her unique clothes. :)

  5. Anonymous2:41 PM

    What very sweet gifts from a generous Aunt! I like the elastic shirring. I see stuff like that and don't even know what it's called, but I like it. I'm wondering if I could somhow incorporate it into a purse. :o)

  6. Anonymous7:50 PM

    Such beautiful clothes, I must order an Ottobre, have heard so many good things about it.