Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Ottobre 03/2010-6&7

I think this might be my favorite of the Christmas gifts I made this year.  Little girlie outfits are so fun to create!
The outfit is completely handmade - knit and sewn.  I even crafted the flower clip!
Both dress and bloomers are from the 03/2010 issue of Ottobre.  The dress pattern is for a short summer tunic, but I wanted this to work for winter wear, so I lengthened it considerably.  My niece, for whom this was made, isn't yet mobile, so long skirts won't get in her way.  I love this bloomer pattern!  As with all Otto patterns, it is really beautifully designed, with a higher waistline in back to accommodate a diaper bum.  The sleeves and leg openings are gathered with elastic shirring, which is easy to do and cute.  The zip is an invisible zipper, which I would put in anyway, but the pattern actually did call for it.  I love Ottobre.
The knitted items are the Joyful cloche, and the Confection Baby Shrug, both knitted in Red Heart Shimmer yarn.  Rav notes are linked for the knitters.  It's hard to see in the picture, but there is a metallic thread running through the yarn that gives it a sparkle.  It is so cute in person!!  Both hat and shrug pattern included decorative eyelets, which I threaded with a sheer green ribbon to coordinate.  The flower on the hat is actually a removable hair clip, so the wee princess can wear it or not, as she (or her Dad and Mom!) choose.

7 comments:

  1. adorable! that is such a precious outfit :-)

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  2. Adorable. I love the little pink shrug!

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  3. that is so cute! what a great gift!

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  4. You sewed some wonderful Christmas gifts. The kids clothes look so "upscale childrens boutique" with the coordinating knit items as part of the outfit. I love the little pink shrug!

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  5. little girls' outfits ARE the best.. and this one is amazing!
    I really need to learn how to knit!!!

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  6. The photos do not do this justice! I had the pleasure of seeing this live, when Emma opened it on Christmas. It was a big hit!!! Emma Rose cooed, and laughed, and both Mom and Dad admired the creativity and skill displayed. It really is adorable!

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  7. Super cute! I love pink and green together - especially for little girl outfits.

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