My Ottobre design magazines arrived yesterday! They came with a note thanking me for my order and hoping that I enjoy my sewing! Thank you Dots N Stripes I will be visiting you again!
This is the issue I am going to make my coat/hoodie from:
There are 19-20 patterns in each issue and there are two women's issues and four children's issues per year. You can subscribe to either or a combination, or buy one off issues which is what I did. These are the designs featured in this issue:
Less drunken images available on Dots N Stripes website! As you can see there are at least four hoodie/warm coat type designs that are all the length I have in mind, and I am now spoiled for choice. I have ordered some fleece samples. This is going to happen!
First impressions Ottobre design has a glossy feel and the photos show the clothes clearly (mostly from the front). I would describe the overall style of the designs as modern/practical. This is not a criticism, quite the reverse. Using different fabrics you could easily build up a wardrobe that would work for many occasions just from this one magazine, which if you did would be great value.The clothes aren't accessorized with random ready-to-wear pieces either (whenever this happens, I always want to make the ready-to-wear piece!), excepting tights/leggings. But the absolute BEST top mark thing is that the women wearing the clothes look real. All attractive and beautiful but a mixture of heights and sizes just like me and my friends. I think I will be more realistic about how these garments will look as a result.
I have also been given three new patterns by my lovely children for Mother's Day:
My cheeky son has challenged me to make the peplum jacket in the first pattern but I doubt that will happen before May as I need to focus on basics. However I think it is adorable, and I would like to make it later in the year. The middle pattern has real summery vibes, and I love all the classy pieces in the final pattern (going left to right). I am looking forward to a busy year of garment making! What patterns are you looking forward to sewing up?
Happy sewing, 'til next time!