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Date: 11/9/10 9:49 PM

Im thinking of getting one just to see if I like them. I know i'd have to trace them. I am concerned the directions wont be clear.

Does anyone have them? Can you please share your experiences? I tried to search the patterns here but nothing comes up.

http://www.ottobredesign.com

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Date: 11/9/10 9:55 PM

I love Ottobre patterns. You're right, you do have to trace them. The instructions, I find, are brief but clear. I love them for both child and adult patterns.

I look at them online and see if there is anything in them I can't live without. Sometimes there is nothing for me in a particular issue, sometimes there are heaps.

Happy Ottobre-ing!
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Date: 11/9/10 9:58 PM

i looked online, i guess im not at looking at drawings. What issues are your favorites or kids and women. I like that they have basics, like Tshirts. which I cant find from the big 4.


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Date: 11/9/10 10:32 PM

I love Ottobre Woman. I have liked several items from almost all the issues.The Tshirts in 2/2007 are interchangeable with sleeves & necklines.The sizing is consistent & I just make my routine alterations to all the patterns. I also like very basic patterns.

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Date: 11/9/10 10:42 PM

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The instructions, I find, are brief but clear.

I couldn't agree more. No extraneous talking in circles like most of the other companies out there. I never had a subscription to OW, just the kids' issues, but I often refer to them when instructions from another pattern company have me confused. And I've found that they have really nice techniques. Their method of forming an elasticized hem is my favorite (and MeggieLuLu wrote a very helpful tip on it here).

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Date: 11/9/10 11:09 PM

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[quote]The instructions, I find, are brief but clear.

I couldn't agree more. No extraneous talking in circles like most of the other companies out there. I never had a subscription to OW, just the kids' issues, but I often refer to them when instructions from another pattern company have me confused. And I've found that they have really nice techniques. Their method of forming an elasticized hem is my favorite (and MeggieLuLu wrote a very helpful tip on it here).



Eve[/quote]
i always am looking at various companies patterns to figure out what they are saying. I just did this last night with a hat I made for my DD.

^^^

What issues are in English? I know they just (i think) started a few year ago printing in English.

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Date: 11/9/10 11:13 PM

You can get them all in English. REAL English. Not Burda English. heehee.

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Date: 11/9/10 11:59 PM

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guess im not at looking at drawings


Click on the issue you want to look at. In the pop up window, there is a link that says "all designs (issue number) PDF." Click on that to see a zoomable pdf of the line drawings.

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Date: 11/10/10 0:57 AM

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What issues are in English? I know they just (i think) started a few year ago printing in English.

Every issue since the year 2000 is in English. That's ten years worth to catch up on although Ottobre Woman hasn't been around this long. Before Ottobre Woman, each of the kids' issue had two, sometimes three women's patterns included.

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Date: 11/10/10 1:00 AM

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I tried to search the patterns here but nothing comes up.

Here is the link to the Ottobre Woman reviews.
Ottobre Woman
They are popular patterns. The kid's patterns even more so.
Ottobre Kids

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