Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Ottobre 02/2005-25

Events have conspired against me and I really didn't think I was going to get to show this to you today.  That would have been troublesome, since we are going out of town for a few days without my sewing machine, so it would have been next week before I got back to it.  I had almost finished it - it just needed buttonholes and buttons, and was taking a few "preview" pictures when Logan spotted it and started taking off the shirt he was wearing in order to put on the new one.  Mitch shuffled me off to the sewing room so that I could finish it!
And here it is!  I seriously don't know how I sewed for my boy before I found Ottobre...  Oh wait, yes I do - same boring shirt over and over again.  No more!!  This shirt has the greatest details!

Here is the line drawing.  Check out those great sleeves!  They are two piece raglan with great curves.
Here you can see the curve of the raglan seam, as well as all the cool double topstitching.
There are also two chest pockets with shaped flaps and buttons.  These were supposed to be pleated pockets, but I didn't want to disrupt Thomas the Train's face, so I cut them as flat pockets.
Check out the epaulets on the shoulder.  How freaking cute are those???
And the hem has a hip vent for a nice comfortable fit.
I wish I could show you a modeled shot.  Of course, once all the buttonholes were hurriedly worked and the buttons sewn on would he wear it?  Of course not!  Ornery kid...

Well, I'm off to San Antonio today for Fellowship Interview #2.  Wish us luck!!  I'll be back in the sewing room Monday.  'Til then!

15 comments:

  1. Katie, I think every little boy wants such a cool Thomas the Train shirt. Great work!

    Good luck with your interview!

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  2. You have convinced me. I am going to order Ottobre as soon as I get through reading blogs. I brought my credit card downstairs with me so I can do this.

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  3. That is the BEST little guy's shirt ever! My son would have loved one like it when he was younger.

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  4. That's a totally cute shirt! What little person wouldn't love a Thomas shirt? I just tripped over a train this morning! Good luck on the job hunt!

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  5. Nice new vocab word for me (and others?) . . . epaulets. Never knew what that was called!

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  6. What a cute shirt!! I am sure he will wear it soon enough! Have fun in San Antonio. One of the other teachers and I were talking about San Antonio today and how pretty we thought it was.

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  7. So many great details on that shirt! I'm sure your son will wear it...eventually.

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  8. Awesome shirt! Good luck on the interview trail - what do you do with the kids during interview dinners???

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  9. Have fun in San Antonio, it seems like a nice place from the little bit I've seen of it.

    That shirt is CUTE. Cute Cute Cute. I always feel sorry for people who have only boys to sew for, because there just aren't very many cute patterns. But Ottobre sure does fill in that hole in the market, don't they? I heart Ottobre.

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  10. What a cute shirt.I love the details,and you did a terrific job. Good luck on the interview and have a safe trip

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  11. That shirt is really cute! I love all of the details on it. Good luck with the interview!

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  12. That fabric is awesome. I love what you did with it. Logan is a lucky boy.

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  13. Really nice shirt.so you are planning to do a fellowship too? wow !

    Would you still be sewing if you get in?

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  14. That shirt is ADORABLE! My nephew is a huge fan of Thomas, I may have to go searching for that fabric!

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  15. Super pattern - you did, of course, preserve it for the larger sizes, right?

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