Thursday, December 2, 2010

Ottobre 06/2010-13

Myra is not a peaceful sleeper.  Now that it is starting to get really cold at night, her habit of kicking off her covers is problematic.  She gets chilly and wakes up, which means the rest of us do as well.  I thought I'd try making her a coverall that would keep her warm and that she couldn't kick off.
Doesn't she look cozy?  I'm not sure that she is in love with that high collar.  Perhaps for the next version we'll just use a ribbed band, or at least narrow that collar.
The pattern is Ottobre 06/2010-13, which is a jumpsuit that they style on a boy, made out of velour.  Despite the piecing and zip, it actually sewed up very quickly and easily, and as is typical for Ottobre, the instructions were great!  My only deviations were to add elastic ruffles at wrist and ankles.  I was going for a slightly more girlie look, as well as hoping a little elastic would help keep the arms and legs from riding up.  I also elected to stitch in the ditch for the collar, rather than handstitching the undercollar down.
I'm VERY happy with the zipper insertion!  I managed to match all three seams and the topstitching across the zipper on the first try!  Woo-hoo!  The fabric is a fleece from Hancock that I got on Black Friday.  At 1.99 a yard, I couldn't pass it up!!  Myra chose the color, of course...
The only surprise I had while sewing this up was with the sizing.  The last Otto item I made for her was a size 86, and fits her beautifully.  I did want a little extra room in this, in case we wanted to layer it over her jammies, so I made a 92, which as you can see, fits her very well with nothing on underneath.  I'm glad I didn't sew an 86!!  I've noticed this trend with the more recent issues of the magazine.  The 2004 issues that I have seem to run a little larger than the more recent issues. Something for me to remember...

ETA: It totally worked!!  She not only slept completely through the night without a peep, she slept in an extra half hour this morning!!!  We need more fleece.

20 comments:

  1. Darling!! (I want one, too.) Myra is such a cutie, and great work as always. I've been thinking about fleece sleepwear for the kids as well. It gets a bit drafty in our old house!

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  2. I'm mighty impressed with how perfect the band across the front is lined up! The jumpsuit looks warm and snuggy.

    I agree that it appears the sizing has started to run smaller or maybe the fit is just slimmer in recent issues?

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  3. She looks so warm and hugable, very cute! I am working on some pyjamas right now too, our little ones are complaining of the cold.. brrr. And maybe I'm making one for me next, I think such a soft and cozy outfit sounds great for these chilly nights! ;-)

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  4. What a well dressed cutie. Great job. Congrats on your impressive sewing last month, and warmest wishes for an easy delivery! You'll have an exciting as well as a Merry Christmas!

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  5. Very cute! (And I've noticed the closer fit too, but of course I keep forgetting to account for it when I make something from the newer issues. So knowing is pretty much... useless. Doh!)

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  6. They are darling! Are they working to help her (and you) sleep?

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  7. I left a comment on Flickr too but I'm glad that you mentioned about the sizing. I've kinda noticed a difference too. Glad I'm not crazy...well, that remains to be seen but you get my meaning. LOL!

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  8. Seriously cute and cozy! Nice job making that design more girly too :)

    She has your beautiful smil!

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  9. I've been wanting to make this one too! Glad it worked out and good to know about the sizes, it's very cute :)

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  10. This is perfect! I wish I could cuddle in such a sleeper and sleep through the night :-)

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  11. Looks good! We had the same problem with kicking off covers and I bought Rylee a toddler version of a sleep sack. It's just like an infant sack (no arms, wide neckline) but with cuffs for her feet. I was looking at it this morning thinking I'd sew up another one or two. That's another option.

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  12. It's so cute! It would work even as clothes - kind of a 24 hour romper (:

    Interesting what you mentioned about Otto sizing. I had noticed the old issues were baggier. In my mind it was a style change from baggy to a slimmer fit. However, I can see it'd be good to check the length - especially in a one-piece.

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  13. Now that is some rewarding sewing!!! I wish I could find a magic sewing pattern that would let me sleep in an extra half hour. It would have to call my boss on my behalf and arrange it, so it would have to be quite magical.

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  14. That is so cute and she looks pleased as punch with it. Nice work mom!

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  15. Great sleeper! SHe is so adorable in it. It looks so professional.

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  16. I saw this pattern in the current Ottobre and loved it, making it as pjs is a great idea and they look absolutely Adorable!!

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  17. I too discovered fleece covering all was the only way to get Vinny to sleep comfortably, but I'm lazy and I bought footsie PJ's for him. Nights have been a bit quieter for me. Just. A. Bit. :) Good to know about Ottobre sizing. I thought it was me!

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  18. Myra looks very happy in her comfy coveralls! Maybe for the next ones, just don't extend the zipper into the collar? I have a fleece pullover that I love except for the zipper teeth in the collar...

    PS - she really is adorable!

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  19. Oh, that is precious and you did such a great job. You are the fleece queen!!!

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