Monday, July 25, 2011

Ottobre 03/04-7&8, 06/08-2

Thanks to all who chimed in about magazines. On reflection, I realize that I have browsed through a few issues of Sew News at B&N and Joann and have never picked an issue up, which tells me I probably wouldn't be too interested in a subscription. I think I'll just stick to Threads and Otto for now and keep up with the fashion part of Burdastyle through their website. Google translate can be pretty funny.

In sewing news, I delivered the baby gift this weekend, so I get to show it to you now.
My friend favors more classic looks for her kids over frilly and ruffly, and when I was hunting the stash for a completely different reason, I saw this corduroy and I knew it was going to have to be a pinafore for her newest little princess. This will be girl number 3, but the first one to be born in a cold climate, so I thought she could use more cold weather clothing for her.
The underlayer is a long tee and leggings made from a soft ponte knit left over from this dress. I can personally attest to its comfort and snuggliness. The tee is made from the 03/04 issue of Ottobre, and I made it for Myra here. The leggings are from the 06/08 issue (which I happened to have out as I was tracing). They are basic leggings, pretty much identical to the pair in the 04/04 issue that I used when I made this for Myra.
For the button loop, I used a clear hair elastic, which I've seen done by several other bloggers. What a great idea! It was so easy and looks great.
The pinafore is from the 03/2004 issue of Ottobre. I made it for Myra a couple of Christmases ago. You can see that version here. The pattern calls for elastic at the hem on the sides, but I found that interfered with diaper changes, so I left it out. I think it is pretty darn cute with the A line skirt instead. I LOVE the pleated pockets. Alas, the aren't very visible in this busy print. I topstitched with Mettler Poly Sheen thread in the hopes that the topstitching would be visible, but it pretty much disappears, too.
Overall, I'm pleased with how well it turned out. I hope that Laurie and Baby V love it, too!

11 comments:

  1. So cute! I love the style and color; DD had a baby outfit in true red, and it was one of my favorite things on her.

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  2. Such a pretty outfit and perfect for cooler weather!

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  3. This is not only cute as can be, but oh so practical, as well. What a great gift. The red will be a welcome change from all the pink this baby girl is sure to have.

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  4. What a lucky friend!

    And even when I had multiple children of the either gender, something made for my baby with love had a special place in my heart. I still have each and every blanket, sweater, hat and cape ever made for one of my babies, and I remember who made it very fondly.

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  5. Red corduory? Just fantastic.

    Tee hee...Google translator is indeed quite witty at times.

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  6. Totally adorable! I just love to make girly baby things when I get the chance.

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  7. It is beyond adorable. So feminine and pretty without being gag me Girly.

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  8. How sweet! I love that it's a vibrant color. That is a wonderful gift.

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  9. I love the modern style of fabric your using for kids wear!

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  10. I use clear elastics as keepers for belts that are too long. They are so versatile!

    Love this set! Not too froufrou but still very cute.

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