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Pattern Reviews> Ottobre Design Magazine> 01-2008-38 (Celine Knickerbockers)

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Reviewed by:Christas
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Posted on:3/19/11 1:11 PM
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callmeRuth said... (4/1/11 12:34 PM) Reply
You certainly have been sewing! I'm catching up at PR, and It's been fun to get on see everything you've sewn. These shorts are cute, cute, cute!
Christas said... (3/22/11 10:11 PM) Reply
Thanks so much for the really nice comments!!! :-)
Levone said... (3/21/11 11:01 AM) Reply
Thanks for this review! These are th cutest shorts. I often pass on certain patterns (with puff legs, etc.) so it's great to see all of the modifications that you made. Thanks for all of the other helpful tips as well.
Heatherrique said... (3/20/11 12:27 PM) Reply
Margaret Anne's precious smile says it all! Mom, you did an impressive job of creating such adorable and stylish shorts, that you cannot find anywhere else.
Diane333 said... (3/20/11 9:08 AM) Reply
Thank you for your thoughtful review. All your sewing is done beautifully.
newmama said... (3/20/11 8:29 AM) Reply
Thank you for all of the information you provided! My daughter isn't big enough for most of the Ottobre patterns I want to try, but I imagine she will stay slim until she is so I loved all the details. Your daughter looks adorable in her new shorts, and they are so nicely sewn.
TanyaMT said... (3/19/11 11:35 PM) Reply
those are just adorable!
Terri A said... (3/19/11 10:37 PM) Reply
These are WONDERFUL! The contrasting waistband is perfect and your dd looks adorable in them.
Peggy L said... (3/19/11 6:16 PM) Reply
Perfect fit! These are really cute shorts and the fabrics and topstitching are perfect. Loved the "Shorts Album". That is a little play on words.
MamaSewing said... (3/19/11 5:15 PM) Reply
Wonderful shorts! (p.s one of my sons saw the thumbnail pic and asked if it was of his little sister!)
Erin D said... (3/19/11 5:15 PM) Reply
Beautiful work! I love the brown color. Thanks so much for the helpful information about Ottobre sizing. I have a hard time getting my older daughter's clothes to fit, so I probably need to check out more of their patterns.
cleverkitty said... (3/19/11 4:14 PM) Reply
contrasting fabric for the facings is up my alley. I really like the fitted waist, this gave Margaret Anne a true custom pair of shorts. The fabric must have been fun to work with being cute and the fact it was a nice stable twill. The top stitching is PERFECT :)
SewWil said... (3/19/11 4:05 PM) Reply
I can see why these are your daughter's favorite shorts. They are so cute. I agree with you that the topstitching add a nice touch to the shorts. Great job!
Catbird said... (3/19/11 3:08 PM) Reply
"...they make the garment look less homemade"?! This garment doesn't look AT ALL homemade, except for the fact that it's one-of-a-kind and you can't buy it in a store. These shorts are adorable and so is Margaret Anne wearing them. Another member of her fan club here! She did a great job with the fabric and pattern planning and you did a great job on the pattern alterations and construction. The fit is extraordinary. BTW, doesn't it seem odd that they designed corduroy shorts to have a gathered waist? I like your waist treatment so much better.
Barbara V said... (3/19/11 2:34 PM) Reply
Margaret Anne's FAVORITE shorts are so cute. She did a great job selecting fabric. Your changes to the waist area for better fit are right on as well as the other details for a wonderful pair of shorts.
Annette1 said... (3/19/11 2:31 PM) Reply
GREAT review, Christa, and it's no WONDER these are Margaret Anne's FAVORITE shorts. They're SO cute, and you always have the BEST facings in the contrasting fabric. All of your design and fitting changes have resulting in a truly CUSTOM fit ... WITHOUT the buttonhole elastic. Tell Miss Margaret Anne I wish I had her figure!
MelissaB in WA said... (3/19/11 2:29 PM) Reply
Awesome shorts, I can definitely see why they are a favorite!!!
Karendee said... (3/19/11 2:19 PM) Reply
I agree with Margaret Anne, these are my favorite pair of shorts I've seen on her, and I have seen some darling pr. She has the cutest little shape ever, and looks just perfect in her new shorts she designed and you sewed. I love her fabric selection and really love the pleated fronts. That seems to be quite on trend this summer in shorts and pants and I find it quite flattering on all. The waistline fits perfectly and "oh to have the problem of too tiny a waist for the pattern size. " Please tell MA that her "fan club" just loves the picture of her modeling her new shorts. Beautiful, beautiful young lady!!!
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