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Vintage Joan
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Date: 5/22/13 9:32 AM

Over on the thread where there's a discussion about the current Ottobre Woman, Sanibelle posted a link to an Ottobre Woman sew-along on the German site Hobbyschneiderin. The thought occurred to me, we don't have an Ottobre Woman sew-along here. Why not? Let's start one.

I may not be sewing much in this sew-along, since I'm such a tortoise -- but it may inspire me.

What do you think? The current issue of Ottobre Woman is the spring-summer 2013 issue (#2), but I think we could open this sew-along up to any Ottobre Woman sewing.


-- Edited on 5/22/13 3:41 PM --

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Date: 5/22/13 9:44 AM

Great idea! Can I start us off by HIGHLY recommending one of the very easiest patterns in Ottobre 02-2013, the little top, pattern #2 called the "Summer Basics top"? I've made six of them already, one muslin for fit and 5 more! It uses under a metre of fabric, it's super easy and it would be a great first project for anyone brand new to Ottobre to get a feel for tracing their patterns and using their (terse) instructions, as well as a great first knit pattern for a beginner.

Here's my blog post with my first two non-muslin versions and a complete review

A straightforward version in a wild print

And a couple of variations on a theme:

A pale blue with wide bands on the sleeves

A version with a lace yoke at the back

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Date: 5/22/13 10:21 AM

What a good sewalong idea! I love Ottobre Woman and would really like to see more garments made from their patterns.

westmoon, I loved looking at your different versions of the basic summer top. Simple patterns are the best springboards for your own designs!

Maybe that top should be my next project. I made two versions of the triangle top from the latest magazine.


Here's a link to the Ottobre posts on my blog. UNZIPPED - Ottobre Woman

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Date: 5/22/13 11:00 AM

I am in! I've made the summer basics top & plan to make more. It's quick & in fashion. Shirts seem to be going slouchy, instead of the very fitted type that's been around for awhile.

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Date: 5/22/13 2:02 PM

Vintage Joan, what a great idea for a new thread. I'm going to learn how to post photos just so I can take part!

West moon and Blue moony, your Ottobres are lovely and very inspiring. I'm going to dig out the tracings I made from that issue and get sewing!

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Date: 5/22/13 11:05 PM

I will ( eventually) make more OW jeans 5/2007. If I get reallyenergetic I will change the legs to the new skinny leg pattern or the bootcut. I have the top almost where I want it & I am not about to start with more alterations.
I need more tops but have no time so just ordered 3 from Lands End which will hopefully be long enough.

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Date: 5/23/13 0:06 AM

Would someone mind talking about the Ottobre draft? What body type do they draft for?
-- Edited on 5/24/13 1:34 PM --

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Date: 5/23/13 7:56 AM

I'm in! When you do Ottobre Women patterns, do you just post them and say this is part of a sew-a-long? Do you reference a main blog for the sew-a-long?

~Claire

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Date: 5/23/13 11:42 AM

I am totally clueless. I love the pattern, but where do you purchase it? thanks in advance!

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Date: 5/23/13 4:56 PM

Hi Claire,

You don't have to mention anything about the sew-along in your reviews, if that's what you mean. I'm not sure what your blog question means.

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