Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Ottobre Pattern

I busted out the Ottobre Pattern book that I got in the mail a few days ago. I really liked the European style of children's clothing and I thought it would be fun to try some of these patterns. I had no idea you would need an engineering degree to figure this out. I got motion sickness just staring at the pattern. Kind of like Where's Waldo gone bad lol!!
All that searching for 2 simple pieces lol~ I made an apron style top that you would wear over a Tshirt. I used very inexpensive fabric to see if I would like this for Anna.
The Ottobre had this pattern complicated with multi fabric and trim I left it simple thats my style and appliqued some butterflies onto it. If you would like the butterfly applique pattern that I drew click here
I think it will look really nice after it has been washed a few times and the fabric softens up. Anna loves it because it is kind of like wearing an apron. I am excited to figure this Ottobre stuff out I think it will be a good challenge to my sewing and help to improve my skills. And as an added benefit I get to make some really cute clothes.


  1. Dear Mrs. Watts,

    I know exactly what you mean. Ottobre is the same as Burda patterns. It is like following a maze.

    The dress looks lovely! These styles are wonderful for summer.

    I just enjoy stopping by your blog everyday!


    Lady M

  2. Thanks so much It's nice having you ~Love your articles on Couture I look forward to hearing about this type of sewing more~Blessings

  3. love it! I'm sure your daughter does, too. Happy sewing!:)


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