Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Ottobre 06/2010-14 fleece pullover

A couple of years ago, I made some fleece pullovers for Mitch. He wears them all the time, and Logan expressed a desire for one of his own.
Fortunately, that request was easily granted, and my cool dude got his own cuddly pullover.
The pattern is Ottobre 06/2010-14, which is featured in the magazine on a toddler, made up in lots of coordinating prints. I thought it would be appropriate for a bigger kid in solids with just a bit of colorblocking. The black fabric is a super snuggley wool fleece that I scored a FabricMart about a year ago. The blue contrast is a soft interlock that I've used on several projects before.
My favorite element of this design is the neckline treatment. The collar and zipper area are all cut in one piece, so there are no annoying seams, and the zipper tapes are fully enclosed within the collar. It's a very neat finish and also very comfortable.
There are only a few other seams in the top, but I topstiched them all down so they would be non irritating. Topstitching helps control the loft of the fleece here as well and I think gives a more professional look.
I think this is absolutely awesome on him, but I'm not sure how much it is going to get worn. Logan doesn't generally like to layer his clothing, so we'll see. It was a fun make though, and I'm glad I discovered the pattern. I'll certainly use it again for the other kids.

11 comments:

  1. That is a great looking pullover and I love his expression in the sedon picture.

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  2. I wish I had a good pattern like that. I just subscribed to Ottobre and am kicking myself for not doing so many years earlier.
    This is a great looking pullover.

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  3. I really like the design details on that pullover. Guess I shouldn't be surprised since its Ottobre and they tend to draft good designs. I hope Logan wears it a bunch.

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  4. Very cute pattern. I wish I knew about Ottobre when my DD was small!

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  5. Wow Logan's looking so grown up, watch out, he'll outgrow you in an eyeblink! the pullover is super, I love the royal blue yoke & collar.

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  6. I made a fleece this weekend for myself but it is too small. It also has a quarter zip! Super fun to sew up and very clever too.

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  7. Great pattern for boys or girls. Wonderful neckline.

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  8. Such a great pullover! He looks so grown up and handsome.

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  9. Great pullover! I'm going to have to dig that issue out now. :)
    I would love to do it in a girly color for DD. I hope your son wears it lots because it is so cute!

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  10. He may want to layer his clothing just to match his Dad in this case! Great picture of the two of them together. Both fleece pullovers are great.

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  11. Look at those cuties! You did a great job on that pullover.

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