Friday, August 27, 2010

Gorgeous Autumn Prize Draw! Mildred Multi-Use Wrap

 As the autumn draws in and the days get cooler, nice and warm accessories come in handy again. This autumn we are especially proud of our simplest item, a knit wrap. In addition to only requiring one pattern piece, it is easy to sew and fun to wear. And what’s more, it suits any figure!

The wrap can be worn as a short cape, folded in a double loop for a neck scarf, or pulled over the head as a hood. You can even slip two wraps on at the same time. Worn as a pelerine round the shoulders, the wrap keeps the chill off on cool days. It also transforms a basic top or tunic into elegant office wear.

You can secure the wrap in position with a large kilt pin or a striking brooch. For a truly distinctive effect, you can drop the wrap down to the hips for a miniskirt, or wear it over just one shoulder like a toga. Your imagination is the only limit!

The best material for the wrap is soft, lightweight and well-draping single jersey – either in viscose, cotton or a warm viscose/wool blend.
You can order viscose/wool single jersey from our online shop.

Take part in a draw for lovely prizes! Tell us which of the wraps displayed in the photos, or which of the ways it is worn, appeals to you most. Post your opinion by writing it in the Comment field and you will be entered in a draw for a wrap and tunic made to your own measurements as well as for two viscose/wool wraps. All winners can choose the size of the wrap as well as its color from the range of the knits stocked in our shop.

The draw will take place September 8, 2010.

If you wish to enter with two draw tickets, publish the front cover of our latest issue on your blog and link it to our draw. Remember to include your blog address in the comment!

UPDATE: The draw has ended and the winners will be published shortly.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Sneak Peek OTTOBRE woman 5/2010 Autumn/Winter Issue

OTTOBRE design® woman Autumn/Winter issue 5/2010 will be published on August 27, 2010.
This issue includes 20 designs for women in sizes 34-52.

The themes are:

The delicious wool fabrics and knits of this season give inspiration to new sewing projects. We designed stylish wool coats, jersey tops, a lovely wool-knit dress and elegant pants for professional women. The fabulous multi-use knit wrap is easy to make and can be used to create a different look for your outfit on every day of the week.
Sizes 34-46, 44-52 and 34-52

Meeting up with a friend for a cup of coffee brightens up the daily routine. Besides practical jersey tops and tunics, you can complement your wardrobe with a luxurious silk blouse, a folklore-style skirt and various pants. For sporty women we designed a softshell hoodie, a double-layer sports top and gym pants.
Sizes 34-46, 40-52 and 34-52

We wish you nice sewing sessions with us!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Paris Scarf from Velour Knit and Striped Knit

Enthusiastic sewers accumulate lots of fabric scraps in various colors and sizes in their stash. Don’t throw them away as they can be made use of in various easy projects.

The cheerful scarf is sewn from scraps of velour knit and striped jersey. Really easy to make, it is also perfect as a child’s first sewing project!

Preshrink the knits before starting by washing. Choose scraps in delicious autumn colors or go for a black and white combination. The pattern for this scarf fits a child aged 4–12 but the pattern pieces can easily be made longer and wider for an adult’s scarf.

Cord pants from OTTOBRE design 4/2010 in sizes 110-146 cm and T-shirt from Creative Workshop 301 in sizes 92-170 cm.

Download Paris Scarf from Velour Knit and Striped Knit in PDF format (428kb)