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. 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. 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.