Monday, February 04, 2008

Ottobre, Ottobre and More Ottobre

I am still here, just haven't had much to post. I did finish a pair of Ottobre dress pants for me today and will get pictures soon.

Today was a great sewing day, my work is extremely slow and my boss told me stay home. That was fine by me, I decided to sew for a dear friend's 5 year-old daughter. My stash has a few knits left from my girls. Lunch came and went, and I just kept sewing and sewing.

First from Ottobre 1/2006 # 17 ragland t-shirt

White interlock with a polka-dot knit. I added the ribbon to hide the fold line. The white had been in my stash for a long time. I used my coverstitch machine to sew the ribbon, added a Lamington Lane label, this girl is animal crazy and her grandpa is a farmer.

With that in mind, this label was a perfect choice.

Another shirt from the same pattern. Painted Red Rhino (PRR) fabric, which I have an abundance. I used elastic for the neckline.

Next from 1/2008 #8 the "Muffin Tunic"

More PRR fabric dyed a turquoise color. This fabric is scraps leftover from a dress I made the twins when they were 5 or 6. I used every little piece. Added the button and the ribbon for a bit of decoration. I think this will be a dress for my friend's daughter, it is very long.

Lastly, 1/2008 #14 "Puffy" blouse, it is the one on the left under the tunic. On the Ottobre Yahoo email list, this top has had many variations. I used some inspiration from Pam (thanks Pam) and changed the fabric on the first one.

Pink flower fabric came from Needle Nook and I used a pink gingham from stash. I thought this would be perfect for her to wear to pre-school for her Valentine's party.

Then a "Puffy" top in one fabric with elastic knit trim. Fabric was from a coop, the gingham trim is from Needle Nook.

I am going to have to do this more often, these little tops are so quick and fun to make. Plus, I get to use my Ottobre magazines. A great, great day. Maybe tomorrow will be slow at work again!


  1. Everything is lovely Lori! I have a few baby gifts I need to make and will definitely be turning to Ottobre. As much I as really want to sew girly stuff, two aren't finding out so it will be neutral and the other is a boy - maybe next time pink will be in the stars for my sewing fun.

  2. All so cute, Lori! And nice to use those bits of fabric you have leftover from your girls!

  3. How lovely those tops are. It's so nice to make these kind of clothes.

  4. Everything is so cute! Your friend's DD is a lucky girl!

  5. Mind blowing!! You did all that in one day?? I can't decide which I like the best, they are all so sweet. Your friend will never want to buy RTW again.

  6. How sweet! I just boxed up all my old PRR fabrics to donate to a preemie sewing charity. Ahh, the memories. . .

  7. Lori...outstanding sewing as usual!
    Love your combo of fabrics and sweet!

  8. So cute! I miss sewing for little girls!

  9. Anonymous8:20 AM

    Cute, cute, cute!!!! I love everything, especially the very first top (I wish I had one for myself!). I wish the boys' designs were as cute to make as the girls.

  10. I love all of these tops.

  11. Those are so incredibly cute! Great job. I need to get back into my sewing...wish my job was slow. ;)

  12. Wow - what a productive day!! I wish my boss would send me home from work!
    They all look lovely - well done!

  13. Anonymous4:55 PM

    All those outfits are so pretty! I know the little girl and her Mom will be thrilled with those clothes. Great work as usual. Did you have today off as well?
    Donna W
    Edmonton, Alberta

  14. Anonymous5:21 PM

    All the tops are so adorable. You do great work.

  15. Those outfits are fabulous! I have a few co-worker babies coming up and I need to get on it! Thanks for some additional inspiration!

  16. You've been fantastically productive! What energy you have. All those creations are so pretty. Well done!!

  17. Anonymous12:20 PM

    Terrific Lori, I need to take a page from your book and use up some of my knit scraps again. I used to donate small garments especially panties to the women's shelter but haven't done it in a while.

  18. Anonymous5:53 PM

    Love them all! - thanks for the inspiration - I'll be looking back at these when I get to making my DD's winter wardrobe. Especially love that gingham trim.