Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Ottobre 2/2007

Thank you everyone for all the nice comments you left regarding my mum's cushion. This is just the best community! By the way, she liked it very much and put it to use straight away.

This week I received the Ottobre 2/2007 - the women's issue. I ordered it after hearing such good reports from Debbie and Belinda. I made the 3/4 sleeve plain tshirt.


I followed the Ottobre instructions pretty closely, however I did not topstitch the seams (except the shoulders) as I did not have enough matching thread. I have just used hemming web for the hem for the moment. I plan to twin needle it when I get some more thread. It was a bit tricky sewing the sleeves by serging with the vent at the bottom. I will need to tidy that up a bit too with some machine work.


This is Ottobre's version:
The fabric is a rayon lycra bought last year at Rathdown Remnants in Melbourne. The trim is made from a stripe fabric purchased from Frou Frou more recently. I have plenty of both fabrics left over for future projects. The striped fabric is a mesh and when I bought it, it was with the plan to use as trims for tops. I also bought another one at the time that has more brown and olive green in it. And here is a close up of the neckline and the trim cut and applied. I used a lighter pink thread on the sleeves - works ok here but would look wrong on the hem.
I made a size 36 without any alterations. To borrow a term from Carolyn, I need to test the wearability factor before I comment on the fit. However, I must say, it went together very easily. No problems at all. Well actually just one.......the tracing! My goodness, if you think Burda is hard to follow the lines then Ottobre is much worse. Have a look at this....
I can see a few more Ottobre Woman designs in my future! Thanks ladies!! :)

9 comments:

Summerset said...

I love the contrast trim! Nicely done. Wow, yes I did think Burda and Patrones were bad, but they're nothing like the Ottobre! I guess it's because there are so many graded sizes for each piece. With the others there's only 4 sizes or so each.

Shannon said...

Your top is adorable. I love the stripe trim - it adds just the right touch.

Isabelle said...

Another beautiful, classy, fun top in your collection, Vicki!! You're the queen of knit tops to me.

Laura said...

So cute, I love the striped trim. I've had such good luck w/ OW patterns so far.

Sew4Fun said...

Nice top. I love the striped trim on the plain fabric!! Great idea. Another idea to steal. :-)

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

It is really a nice top Vicki. I especially love how you are using different trims in your garments, it definitely sets them apart from the norm! And you can "co-op" one of my terms anytime! *LOL*

Anonymous said...

The trim does look great and I like Rathdown Remnants too. I'm yet to check out Frou Frou though.
Rubydarling
(from Victoria too)

Tany said...

I love the contrasting trim on this one! Your new T-shirt looks great!

Cherie said...

Vicki,

Your outfit is so chic - those shoes! That embellished skirt fabric! The knit top with perfect trim embellishment! The color tempered by the lovely grey! I'll bet your office mates start dressing with more color, if they have not already.