Monday, January 11, 2016

New Ottobre Spring love!

Hey everyone!

I cannot tell you how impressed I continue to be with the designs in the Ottobre magazine!!  If you enjoy sewing for children, then you HAVE to check this magazine out!  Even if you don't subscribe, you can always purchase your favorite individual issues (or even back issues) from websites such as The Wooly Thread.  They are a US subscription agent that also handles individual requests. I have had a pleasurable experience with them, and recommend their services!

Now, on to the Spring Ottobre issue!!

I got my issue in the mail this past Saturday, though I had already taken a SNEAK PEEK on Ottobre's website two days before!  Honestly, there are SO many great designs in here!!!

Here's what I liked:

On the left, the cotton dress paired with leggings is adorable, and perfect for spring! My daughter is a huge leggings fan, and I love that the combination is simple, but still has a cute sense of style.

On the right, the style is similar, but oh-so-fun with the nicely placed triangles and color blocking. What fun!

And how about this cute combination? The tank top on the left with the scalloped edge, and scalloped leggings are another unique feature that is great for kids. My daughter really liked the floral dress with the droplet pockets too! She has a BIG wishlist for this issue!

And on to more COLOR we go! The left shows a cute Raglan t-shirt paired with pants with tapered legs. Of course, the bright pastel colors are what bring everything together. I would love to sew another pair of Ottobre pants this year. I made some for my son, but never my daughter. I liked how much they resembled RTW, and the fit was super!!

The dress on the right also has Raglan sleeves. I can imagine that having this one in multiples would make everyday dressing pleasant.

For older girls, I am enjoying this Raglan sleeve tunic! The front yoke slit at the neckline, combined with the slanted pockets make this tunic shine.  Also, the pants are stellar with double welt pockets on the back, and wide bottom hems that can be worn down or cuffed.

Let's not forget about the boys!! I won't go through the entire magazine, but I will show you my two faves. The first is this denim vest on the left! I LOVE this! Too bad my son won't wear it, lol! Believe me, I tried, but he just didn't understand my excitement.  The hoodie shown is also cool. I love the touches of contrast colors in the placket, along the side seams, and in the hood itself. 

And those pants!!!! So stylish, with a mock fly and elasticized waist.  

My other fave, and a shirt my son WOULD wear, is this one right here!! It is made from a sweatshirt knit, and features hem panels, collar stand, and a front placket. It is where cool and edge come together.

I also love the pants shown here too.

Last, but not least, who wouldn't want to wrap up with a cute baby????? She is too adorable to leave out, and this ensemble is perfect for any sweet little baby girl you may know. These four pieces make lovely outfits, but the denim jersey pinafore dress with front and back pockets is too cute for words!!

So, as you can see, there is a LOT to LOVE in this latest Ottobre issue. In fact, there is so much more that I didn't even get to show you!! If you want to check out the ENTIRE issue, you can go to Ottobre's website here.

I hope you have enjoyed my recap. I ordered some fabrics for my daughter and me last week, and they should be in soon.  Once they come in, I may do a fabric haul for you, if you are interested!

Enjoy your week, and stay sew-filled!


  1. SUPER cute outfits! I especially love that little pinafore at the end. Adorable <3

  2. Pretty cute stuff and kind of retro too. Especially the little girl outfits. I like it.


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