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!

20 comments:

  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.

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

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

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

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  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.

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

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

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

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  9. 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.

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  10. I love all of these tops.

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

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

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  13. Donna W4:55 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

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

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  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!

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

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  17. Grandma Connie12:20 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.

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  18. CherylStillSews5:53 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.

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