Sunday, December 26, 2010

Ottobre 01/2009-5 and 06/2009-5

Now that Christmas has passed and presents are opened, I can finally share some of my creations with you!  This was the first thing I made for the holidays - way back in November.
It's an outfit for my nephew, who is 16 months old.
The top is Ottobre 01/2009-5.  Ottobre calls it the "Muksis" tee.  I love the fun kangaroo pocket, and all the bindings.  The envelope neckline allows for easy on and off.  I was afraid all those details would make this tricky to sew, but I should know Otto better!  This was a super quick and easy sew.
Here is a closer shot of the pocket and hem binding.  They are stitched down with a twin needle, so they look nice and are stretchy.  I love that the cuffs roll up to give the tee built in growing room.  And I'm very happy with how well the stripes came together, both across the pocket as well as sleeve and side seams.
The jeans are Ottobre 06/2009-5.  This is such a super pattern!!  The pants are lined - I used the same soft jersey as I did to make the tee.  The waistband is ribbing, which makes it soft.  The pattern calls for a drawstring, but I prefer to avoid those in baby clothes, as they can be a choking hazard.  I just ran elastic through it like a casing.  The jeans-style topstitching and faux fly are super touches.
From the back you can see the cute pockets and the yoke.  It doesn't actually provide any shaping, but gives a more authentic jeans look.  I did all of the topstitching on my Singer.  It was so nice to have a dedicated topstitching machine, or I'd have been changing thread and needles constantly.  As you can see, the cuffs are rolled up to show the lining.  More room to grow!
I also knitted a little cap to go with the whole look.  Ravelry notes are here.  Little B is going to be one well dressed little dude!

11 comments:

  1. I love it. Looks like a boutique outfit.

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  2. My goodnes you've been busy! Super little clothes!

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  3. Wow! That looks professional - you may have missed your calling as a children's garment designer:)

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  4. It is darling!

    Can't wait to see what else.

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  5. I just made that same top for my 13 month old. I made it as pjs with #10 from the same magazine. It definitely was very easy to make and the pocket is so cute! Yours look a little better than mine though. Maybe if I'd used a double needle?

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  6. I love how well you matched the stripes on the pocket to the body. Even better than RTW.

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  7. such an adorable outfit! I like seeing cute boys outfits, as there aren't many of those....

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  8. I think I've tried every lap tee that Ottobre puts out and this one is the best fitting...IMO! I have never made it with the pocket, but now I'm going to have to give it a try. Very cute. Where did you get the yummy knit fabric?

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  9. So stinkin' cute! Love those jeans lined with sweet baby material!

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