Monday, January 1, 2018

Ottobre 03/2011-18

Wow, it's been a while since I've posted! Life has been crazy, but good. Starting with the reason for this dress! My sister was married at the end of November, in Scotland! And we got to be there! Naturally, some new dresses needed sewn...
All my photos were taken in front of the Leith Registry House in Edinburgh, where my sister was married. It was a lovely venue!
Obviously, November in Scotland demands a certain level of cold protection. Not something this Southern girl generally has to deal with, but thanks to my Ottobre subscription, I had plenty of pattern options for Myra! Those Finns know how to deal with the cold.
We settled on Ottobre 03/2011-18, which is a simple dress with long sleeves and a turtleneck collar. Very cozy.
The skirt is lightly gathered into a high-low waistline, which has a pretty effect on. The skirt is nice and long, and kept her warm over tights.
The sleeves are long and slim, with plain hems at the wrist. The sleeve caps are gathered into a full puff, which Myra really likes.
The fabric is a cozy ribbed sweater knit. I'm not sure where I got it, but it's at least four years old, so yay for a nice deep stashbust. It really was perfect for this dress. It's a little on the unstable side, so I did stabilize the shoulder seams and waistline with clear elastic, but otherwise it sewed up without much trouble.
We've had a surprisingly cold winter here in Tennessee so far, so Myra has gotten quite a lot of wear out of this dress. I'm pleased that she likes it so much.


  1. Lovely dress. Great colour. Charming daughter.

  2. cant believe how much she has grown. what a lovely dress. glad you made it to Scotland.

  3. She has really grown!
    Nice dress and nice that it's not a one time use!

  4. What a cute dress! I love that Myra still enjoys the simple pleasures of life like puffed sleeves and a twirley skirt!

  5. I was going to say that I thought we'd had a relatively warm winter in TN thus far, but then I arrived back from the airport on New Year's Day, and...not anymore. The dress looks wonderful, and I hope you had a wonderful time in Scotland! (I'm near Knoxville, btw).