Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Ottobre 4/07 #33

Summer tee for my whiny girl, who has been giving me that "sew neglected" look for a couple of weeks now. ;)


This pattern is the long-sleeve tee (pattern #33) from Ottobre issue 4/2007. I used a blue & white stripe cotton knit, with a black & white polkadot for the yoke & bindings. I was feeling a little saucy, so I used hot pink thread and a double needle for all topstitching.


This blue & white knit has been in my stash for at least 8 years. (I still have about 1.25 yards left!) The top pattern #33 has long sleeves, but I just substituted the short puffed sleeve from pattern #31 in the same issue instead. The sleeve fit perfectly, which makes this a very versatile pattern!


The pattern calls for ribbing, which I missed in the instructions when cutting out. AFTER I had cut all the pieces and sat down to read through construction, I discovered that part. I worried the bindings wouldn't fit, but they went together PERFECT. The only problem is that the neck opening is a just a tad small. Lu can pull it on over her head, but it would have been a lot easier if I had used ribbing instead! Ditto for the sleeves, which I doublechecked the fit of before stitching just in case.

I love Ottobre! This was a fast & easy project! And all the pieces just go together perfectly (even swapping out the sleeves and nary a hiccup!)

12 comments:

  1. That is too cute! My daughter is sitting here with me and she said she wants a shirt like that! LOL

    I just washed my fabric for my bwof coverup! LOL yay lol

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  2. What an adorable top! Your choice of fabrics, the topstitching...I love it all!

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  3. I'm in line behind Adrienne's daughter ... *I* want one too!

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  4. That's a cute top! I like the expression "sew neglected". It describes my daughter perfectly. I have an Ottobre pattern in my queue - I don't know when I'll get to it.

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  5. Darling top, Angie! You picked my favorite color combo, blue and brown. The hot pink thread is a great touch.

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  6. It's so cute. I think I need to make my wee daughter some more clothes. She looked so disappointed the other day when she asked if I was making something for her and I said no. Whether she'll actually wear them is another story, though - trying to keep clothes that she dislikes on her is impossible...

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  7. It's beautiful - I love the fabric combination! Very nice! :)

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  8. Lovely tee shirt!!!
    I don't have your e-mail, as I'm not with theChicks anymore, but you can take it from my profile page on my blog;).
    Keep up with your great work!!!
    xoxo, Katarina

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  9. Oh cool - I have been wanting to try this pattern but had not made the time yet - now I will for sure!!

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  10. cute, cute top~luv it!

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  11. Adorable! Is it wrong that I want one just like that?

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