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Posted by: Amanda.Claire

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Posted on: 9/15/11 4:12 PM
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This is a video about tracing Ottobre Patterns, especially for those new to them. The materials that I use are medical paper ( My dad is a retired doctor, so I got his supply a couple of years ago.) I think Londa's Creative Threads carries it. I also use the SA Curve ruler and a standard 2" X 18" straight ruler. Other good methods for tracing the seam allowances are compasses, double tracing wheels, Olfa rulers with the arm attachment and Hollie's Seam Allowance Guide. I buy my rotary cutter blades (generic) from J. Hittle wholesale sewing supply because they are roughly $1. a piece. They do not last as long as Olfa but they are cheap.

I really like the drafting and the cute styles of Ottobre. The models are typical looking women, which can be good or bad. There is a reason 90 or more percent of apparel retailers use tall, thin leggy models. Don't let it turn you off.

The little camera above is the You Tube Video Link.

Happy Sewing!

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Deepika said... (10/12/11 11:10 AM) Reply
Amanda, this is so helpful. I am going to feature it on our blog!
M.S. said... (9/23/11 8:46 AM) Reply
I think their styles are cute and practical, too. I look at the line drawings more than the models. It's hard to know what something will look like on me, when judging from the model photos. I like their real woman approach, though. I'll eventually have a whole wardrobe of Ottobre stuff.
Daylily said... (9/17/11 10:03 AM) Reply
I have never used Ottobre, but loved your SA ruler. Think I might be *needing* to obtain one...!
Daylily said... (9/17/11 10:03 AM) Reply
I have never used Ottobre, but loved your SA ruler. Think I might be *needing* to obtain one...!
Amanda.Claire said... (9/16/11 11:48 AM) Reply
Hi, I just decided to do a give away (my first). The You Tube video description has the details.
Patti B said... (9/16/11 10:29 AM) Reply
Very helpful for deciphering the spaghetti drawings of these patterns. The SA rulers look very nice!
Silknmore said... (9/16/11 9:23 AM) Reply
Great video. The SA curve is an amazing tool.
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