Thursday, December 21, 2017
Ottobre Hide Away Hoodie and Ottobre Stream Leggings
I’ve had both these pieces finished for quite some time now; but getting pictures taken has proven difficult. When Ottobre 02/2017 came out I was so excited. I love almost everything in the whole magazine! I can’t wait to sew them all up.
Ottobre Hide Away Hoodie
Immediately I was drawn to this pattern. The pockets are awesome and it looked like a great fall/winter piece.
Size and Alterations: 42 everywhere grading to a 46 at the hip. It was a little tricky adding seam allowance to the pocket linings but I figured it out. 1/2” forward shoulder adjustment. At first I made it with the hem band but I didn’t really like it plus it was too long on me. So my mom suggested removing the hem band and just hemming it. Well I love it now!
Instructions and Pattern: I’m used to Ottobre instructions by now. They are sparse, but too the point. The hardest part is that there are no pictures to follow. I have to take each line as it is. The instructions and pattern is great.
Fabric: Pink & Blue Floral Grey French Terry from Knitpop. 2 yards purchased in Feb 2016 $17.00. Grey Stripes French Terry POLY 62%, RAY 33%, SPAN 5%, 1 yard also purchased from Knitpop at the same time. $8.50. Total: $25.50
Thoughts: Love, Love, Love. I wasn’t sure if it was too baggy or if I should bring it in on the sides a bit but after looking at the pictures I will just leave it like it is. I can’t wait to wear it.
Ottobre Stream Leggings
Size and Alterations: Back Pieces: 44 at waist, 48 at hip down. dropped back crotch curve 1/2”. Front Piece: 44 at waist, 46 hip down. Waistband 44.
Instructions and Pattern: Simple leggings with an awesome waistband. No issues with the pattern or instructions.
Fabric: 2 yards Black fabric. I wish I could tell you what this stuff is. I got it from Hancock’s going out of business sale. Active Knit High Performance is what the receipt says. $0.85/yd. so… $1.70 for these leggings.
Thoughts: These are the very best fitting leggings I’ve made and/or owned. I love the waistband especially; it keeps everything in place. I think that they are a little baggy behind the knees and from the knees down to the ankles. However, this is an easy fix for next time.
Next time: Need to taper legs from knee down, need to add 1” to length. Waistband needs: 1/2” taken off top of back middle, tapering to 0 (for swayback). and lower 1” in front only at top of waistband.
Here is with it pulled back, if I decided to take in the side seams. It looks ok, but I think this design is meant to be a bit baggy.
And the before shot, with the hem band. I didn’t really care for it this way. I’m glad I chopped it off
Here is a sneak peek of some things I’m working on: