I only ask because of the results I had after sewing the paneled skirt for my daughter. The skirt turned out beautifully! I used my serger to finish most all of the seams, and it looked great inside and out:
However, when I went to put the finished skirt on my little one, it would NOT fit over her thighs! LOL! I mean, how many pear-shaped women such as myself can relate to this issue when putting on garments? It's a shame to think the problem could start out so early!
Anyhow, I will be keeping this skirt cause it is just so darn cute, and I left out the elastic in the waistband, in case a situation comes about where a baby girl is in need of a cute little skirt. Also, I will be making this skirt again, with a slightly larger waistband, but I am not sure when.
In the meantime, I ordered this late last week and got it in the mail yesterday:
YAY! Ottobre design magazine! This magazine is much like the Burda sewing magazine, but it has designs for children only. I was super excited to get this issue in the mail, with the exception of one thing--it's not the issue I ordered! I actually ordered the fall issue, and there was some sort of snafu. Not that I didn't like the issue, it just wasn't what I ordered. So...I called Wooly Thread (which is where I ordered it from) and the representative there was so nice. She is sending out the correct issue,and said I could keep the winter issue! Awesome! Now that is customer service!
BTW, the Wooly Thread website has very reasonable prices for Ottobre, and you can even subscribe there, which I may consider doing after I test out some of the patterns in this book!
Here are some of the styles I liked:
I am especially interested in this Pinafore dress! I saw it and knew it would be a perfect first project. Also, it is not rated as difficult as some of the other things in the magazine. (They are rated between 1-3 circles. This one is rated 1 circle.)
The instructions read well for the designs, my only hesitation is the fact that there are no step-by-step pictures. That may not be a good thing for me, but we shall see = ). There are a few pages that have more detailed pictures to address techniques that may need for explanation, but most of the instructions have one or no illustration to accompany it. Like I said, this is a trial, so I will see how it goes...
These PJs are also cute. My son was saying he wanted me to make him some more PJs, so this may be a good option.
This last one is the cutesie flower pants shown on the little girl in the top middle picture. They are slim-fitting pants that I know will look cute once I get the fit right.
I will let you know how things are coming along once I get started on these patterns. I do eventually plan to sew something for myself, in case you were wondering, though right now I am still into kiddie things.
For anyone who has any experience/tips in sewing Ottobre patterns, your thoughts and ideas are welcome!