Saturday, July 21, 2012

Ottobre 06/07-9, 06/08-2 and 01/10-2

A very dear and very old friend is having a wee girlie child this fall, and that means baby girl sewing!! There is something ridiculously satisfying about sewing itty bitty girl clothes.
This little outfit comes from three different issues of Ottobre. The pinafore dress is from 06/2007, the top from 01/2010 and the leggings from 06/2008. Have I mentioned how much I love my Ottobre magazines? They are the best.
The pinafore dress is the star of the show here. I made it out of a couple of quilting cotton prints. I love the way that the bodice lining and the pocket binding are the same sweet polka dot fabric. I even found a fun ribbon with a woven in polka dot to tie it all together.
Isn't that pocket ridiculously adorable?! I love the sweet little gathers and the narrow binding.
The pinafore closes with snaps and I used some tiny vintage metal ones. I really like the way that Ottobre designs for real life with babies. So many of these wrap-style dresses from other pattern companies have ties, and they are such a pain to put on a wiggly baby! Snaps are much more practical.
Since the wee princess is coming during the colder season, I made her a few layering pieces for under the dress. The top is from the 01/2010 issue, and is a simple tee with a slightly wide, gathered neckline and gathered, cropped sleeves. I made it out of a super soft rayon jersey that should be lovely for baby - light enough to layer over, but still warm. The leggings are the basic leggings from 06/2008 that I have made several times. I made them from a soft but sturdy rib knit. I hope they keep her warm and cozy!


  1. So cute! I've had an Ottobre subscription for two years now and have only made one item. I'm sewing with knits more now (which Ottobre has a lot of cute patterns for) and my daughter fits in the middle size now (instead of just the baby size), so I'm planning on using them more. Soon. When I can. :)

  2. Isn't that the cutest? I love that you used red for baby girl. Myra's dress in your last post is so sweet, too. She'll need a lot of clothes for pre-school. All of your girl sewing reminds me of my own, many years ago. Except that my daughter hated dresses!

  3. So cute! I just love that print, too.

  4. Adorable, adorable, adorable! I would love a red outfit just like that one!

  5. What a lucky new Mommy, to have a friend like you! Sweet baby outfit.

  6. You know I adore this. My baby girl is going to look super cute in this! The jumper fabric is just so original and I love the colors. I am so grateful for this and the other things you sent (that hat is so incredibly cool and the pattern is going to be put to good use). You're amazing and I'm lucky to know you!