Monday, December 3, 2007

Latest Ottobre tshirt

Thank you all so much for your very kind comments and congratulations. We really do appreciated tham all. Ellen has been lurking and reading your comments and it really has added to her excitement!
She will need to do a short film next year for her final year at high school and she is still considering what it should be about. I have tried to convince her a story of the process of turning a flat piece of fabric into a finished garment would be interesting (and nobody else would do that) but she is not convinced! lol!

Anyway, on a more mundane topic - I finished another Ottobre 2/2007 tshirt over the weekend:
I purchased the poly onionskin type of knit from Frou Frou on our Pattern Review weekend. It was in the remnant bin - gotta love those remnant bins. It is a lovely turquoise colour.
For the trim I cut some strips from another fabric I purchased from Darn Cheap on the same weekend. I simply topstitched the strips onto the front of the tshirt.

And here you can see it with my skirt that I completed last week.

I am going to try and get a couple more tops done this week, then work on a sun frock for Christmas.


Summerset said...

Wow! I love that fabric! You've used it perfectly: a very simple pattern to show off a fabulous fabric.

Look how summery you are with your cute outfit and bare legs! We've got 12+ inches of snow predicted for today and the snow is just coming down right now.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Vicki,I really like your t-shirt. I love the print and colour of the fabric,and what a great idea to finish it with the trim. Is the Ottobre magazine like Burda? It appears to have great patterns.
We are getting our first snow storm today :( Kids are happy-no school tommorrow :)

Tany said...

Magnificent! The color is fabulous (I love the fabric) and the lace trims are perfect! Congrats on another great garment, Vicki!!

Vicki said...

Hi Ann,

Yes Ottobre is similar but more casual and only comes out for women twice a year. You can check it out at

Isabelle said...

Vicki, your new tshirt is so lovely and fresh! What a great idea to add lace accents.

LauraLo said...

Oh I love it! Great fabric and great lace, what a gorgeous top!

Barbara at Cat Fur Studio said...

Lovely, lovely combo of trim and fabric. Creative and wonderful use of both elements.

marty said...

Vicki, love the trim on your new Tshirt. It looks great with your skirt. Enjoy your summer.

Nancy W. said...

Great looking top. I love what you did with the trim.

paco peralta said...

VICKY.-Greetings from Barcelona. I looked around your blog and if you serve my humble opinion, I think you are a wonderful seamstress. Congratulations. I love the white linen suit, is precious and you look wonderful. A hug, Paco.