Do you keep track of your sewing projects? I keep mine in a spreadsheet for the year, and noticed that in the last 6 weeks, I've stitched 25 Ottobre garments in a row! That's all kid sewing, mind you. I enjoyed making myself a Jalie top this weekend, which I show you soon.
This brown one has been worn and washed multiple times, now. It's a raglan sleeve and the sleeves (front and back) are gathered to the raglan seam. Very cute, but a little lost in the print.
Interestingly, the neckline is faced but the top edges are left raw. So there's a double layer raw edge, which is coverstitched close to the edge. I almost ignored the instructions and 'did it my own way', but reconsidered. Why not try something new? It doesn't look any worse for all those washes.
Pattern is Frenchie Stripes T-shirt (Ottobre 1-2011-30). It's 3/4 sleeved, but I shortened the sleeves.
I gave Sara free choice from my personal fabric stores, and she chose my favorite border print knit, gah!
The striped shirt is Daisy T-shirt (Ottobre 1-2008-39). With these two shirts, I overcame my temporary hatred of clear elastic and have now sworn to use it anytime I ever have to gather something. It's so easy to get perfectly gathered fabric - at least compared to the traditional method
After the shirts, I went crazy and made 6 pairs of my favorite Ottobre pants, the Neat Beat Pants (6-2009-17). The girls got 3 matching pairs - denim, khaki, and navy twill.
But this time I added back pockets and I really love how they look now.
I've made so many of these, Grace will *only* wear pants with front yokes and elastic in the back. They must be really comfortable.
The navy twill pairs . . .
The lightweight khaki stretch twill pairs . . .
This is just one of the 'model' shots she insisted I take.
And the denim pairs . . .