Thursday, March 28, 2013

Easter Ready!!
I have been working the last week to get this ready for Lola.  This pattern is from the OTTOBRE design book from Summer 2012.  If you are not familiar with this magazine it is from Finland and it comes with all the patterns.  There are 4 children's volumes a year and if you wish to subscribe, 2 women's.  I subscribed to the magazine for about 3 years but did not seem to get around to using the patterns.  So, I have discontinued.  I love to look through the books often and have now begun to use it more.
I made a domestic sample of the body before cutting this out.  The patterns are all in metric and British sizing.  It takes some getting used to.
I am very please, and I think that Lola will love it when I deliver tomorrow.

Sundress trimmed with pink gingham piping
 Knowing that all little girls want the summer dresses for Easter, but the weather always presents itself a little cool, I used a simple cotton knit to make the jacket.  This was also from the same volume of OTTOBRE.  I have never been very successful with the cotton knit.  It usually puckers and stretches.  I used a knit interfacing on the shoulder seams, arm sleeve hem, and jacket hem.  I was very pleased.  Maybe not be quite as stretchable as those that you purchase in the stores, but sure made up nicely.
cotton knit jacket
 Now that I have completed this.....taxes have to be completed this weekend so that I can get on with the top challenge from Fay's Sewing adventure.

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