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

black legg2

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.

black legg1

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:


  1. This outfit is fantastic!! How did I miss this Ottobre legging pattern? These look similar to an Ottobre one I made a couple of years ago, but I'm always up to try something else especially when it is Ottobre. I really like the fabric combo of the hoodie. I have been toying with the idea of making this hoodie again for myself and now seeing yours, I definitely will....with those leggings!

    1. Thanks Shirley! I love your outfit with this pattern too! The leggings are so fantastic. I know you will love them. remember to taper in the leg though.

  2. That's an awesome list!!

    I was excited to see those leggings are in an Ottobre issue I have. I love your hoodie. The flowers and stripes are perfect together.

    1. Thank you! I have so many lists I've been trying to get them into one. I'm glad you have that issue too! I get so sad when someone makes something they love and I am missing that one issue, lol. It's a great one anyway. I plan on making almost everything in it!

  3. I absolutely love this. They definitely look comfortable, which is how I like to dress lately. I tried subscribing to Ottabre a while ago for this exact outfit but could not purchase the magazine/pattern. Do you mind sharing how you purchased yours. You look great and thanks for sharing your beautiful creations. It makes my day reading your posts.

    1. Aw thanks Sherell! That is such a nice comment. I get mine on the Ottobre site, under the shop tab and then single issues. You can find it here: Just look for issue 02/2017!


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