Monday, October 08, 2012

Ottobre 5/2008#3

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I have been wanting to make this top since I received the magazine, and looking at the date that has been 4 years ago!  I think the style lends itself to a maternity style – just loosen the belt!
Description: Dress or tunic with front paned gathered to the straight yoke with pintucks.  The back yokes with rounded corners follow the curve of the shoulder beautifully.  The sleeve edges are gathered with elastics and finished with narrow hems.  The small loops at the waist of the dress hold the narrow belt that is tied twice round the waist. Dress falls just above the knee or can be shortened to tunic length.
Sizes: 34 to 46
Instructions:  I hadn’t made anything from Ottobre in quite some time but was reminded out good their instructions are.  They are clear, concise, easy to follow. 
Likes/Dislikes:  I have always liked the shape of this dress, the pintucks and the the tie belt.
Changes:  The pattern is designed for a woven and has a zipper in the back.  I used a knit so eliminated the zipper.  I also eliminated the back yoke piece.  Instead cutting the back in one piece, on the fold.  I also did not add the small loops for the belt and just hemmed the sleeves omitting the eleastic.
Fabric: Cotton knit from Joann’s.
Conclusion:  Another winner for Erin’s maternity wardrobe

Here with the ties fastened in the back
ottobre no ties
tied in back – no yoke.
back ties
Worn as pattern picture indicates and my favorite style. 
ottobre ties in front
I finished her last 4 tops this weekend and then I need to finish up her winter coat.