Monday, April 26, 2010

Ottobre 03/2008-2 "Puffis"

Myra's summer wardrobe is coming along, but she needs a few knit tees.  Doesn't every girl?  I scoured my Ottobre's for a fun one, and came back to "Puffis", which is style #2 from the 03/2008 issue.  It's such a perfect little tee shirt.
This one is made from cotton jersey from Hobby Lobby.  I hate their knits, but I have a ton of them in my stash, as they are the cutest knit prints around.  I need to use them up and buy better quality!
I love that this is a simple tee with beautiful details.  Perfect for a sweet princess.  It has a gathered neckline, keyhole back and puffed and gathered sleeve.  How girly can you get?  I love it!  This was the first time I tried Ottobre's knit binding application method, and while it isn't perfect, I was quite happy with it.
The trickiest part was the little keyhole, and I think I probably should have stretched the binding a bit more so that it would lie flat.  That teeny hole is a bit tricky...
Sorry for the fuzzy pic, but Myra wasn't in the mood for posing.  The size it an 80, with the length an 86.  For her last one, I made a straight 68, and it got too short before she outgrew the girth, so I thought I'd give her a little extra length this time so that she can wear it longer.

18 comments:

  1. Another cute little top! People must ask you where you get her clothes. Fun isn't it? Like playing dolls again.

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  2. Adorable! Those knits (even if terrible to sew) look fantastic, love the contrasting trim.

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  3. Very cute! And I agree with you about the knits at Hobby Lobby...they are horrible! The last one I had was so far off-grain the print was diagonal by the time I got it lined up!

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  4. Too cute - that's cool that you found contrasting trim!

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  5. Katie,
    Love the fabrics!! They are seriously wonderful - the contrast if fabulous . . .

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  6. Ah yes... the siren lure of the HobbyLobby knit. I frequently find I just can not resist. Why can't they print those adorable patterns onto some better fabric? Even just slightly better would make me happy...

    Well, it may be bad fabric, but it sure is a cute top!

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  7. Too cute! Love the prints... too bad they're not better quality!

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  8. Beautiful tee (love the matching patterns in contrasting colourways), beautiful model too, and I have to say, the model is looking remarkably like Mom - uncanny!

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  9. Love the pink and apple green combo - ooks very cute. I am finding there is still so much to learn about sewing with stretch, the binding is the biggest pain and I regularly unstitch and redo. A life long journey I guess!

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  10. So cute. Out of curiosity, what is the Ottobre method for applying binding?

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  11. The garments you have made for Myra lately have be really cute!

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  12. Your sewing energy is boundless and it keeps me going! All those Spring Top Week entries AND adorable little girl clothes? Puh-leese!I wish I could do half as much.

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  13. So, so, so cute!!!
    I think the keyhole can yet be fixed: take a tiny dart in it: from attached edge to outside of binding go from 0 to 1/2 in. Then take a couple hand stitches to tack it down. That should do it.

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  14. Super cute and perfect for summer. I think that one will look cute with the jeans, too.

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  15. Commenting on a very old post, but I was trolling around trying to decide which Ottobre issue to put on my Christmas list. :)

    Have you looked at the knits at thefabricfairy.com? She has such cute stuff for kids and a few pretty mommy prints, too.

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