Thursday, August 23, 2012

Keep an eye on your mailbox and take part in a draw!

Dear subscriber to OTTOBRE magazine, we need your help!

OTTOBRE Woman 5/2012 was mailed to all our subscribers over a week ago and should be reaching every corner of the world soon. The official publishing date is August 24. 

In order to further improve our service, we want to closely monitor the delivery times of this issue. This is where we need your help.

Write your home town and country in the comment field, as well as the date you received the magazine. Notice that you can only take part in this enquiry and draw if you are a subscriber to the magazine. For the sake of fairness, later this autumn we will have another draw open also to non-subscribers. You are all important to us!

If you wish to enter your comment anonymously, please, however, use a pseudonym because all respondents take part in the draw for wonderful prizes.

Fabrics from Hilco'c A/W 2012-13 collection

1st prize: 150 euro gift certificate for use in our online fabric store on Etsy

2nd and 3rd prize: 50 euro gift certificate for use in our online fabric store on Etsy

4th and 5th prize: lovely sewing-related product package, value 30 euros

Thank you for your help!

P.S. Don’t forget to check out the results of the draw in our blog on September 10.

I almost forgot! We have created a Facebook profile for OTTOBRE design. There you find the latest news from our editorial office and Etsy shop! Like us on Facebook > you'll find the link on right hand panel, just click "Tykkää". It is "like" in Finnish language.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

More close-up shots OTTOBRE woman 5/2012

It’s easy to fall in love with this linen tunic dress! It is versatile and it flatters your figure. It can be paired with jeans or leggings. Make it a few centimeters longer and wear it with a thick pantyhose and flat shoes. Made from wool fabric, it would be perfectly suitable for special occasions, while printed cotton fabric would give it a retro look and plaid fabric would turn it into a rustic-style dress.

The neckline and the waist seam are detailed with beautiful topstitching sewn by hand with embroidery floss. The the sleeve edges are trimmed with pleated strips.
Design # 1. Stitch Details tunic/dress
100% linen (Soft linen or Light-weight linen in our Etsy-shop)

The simple wrap-around jacket with extra long, narrow sleeves is sewn from rib knit. The jacket is cut in two pieces that are joined at the center-back. The top and bottom edges are finished with hems, and the sleeves are stitched in place last. The jacket can be worn in various ways: you can wrap it over your shoulders like a scarf or around your waist to the back.

Design # 2. Warmly Wrapped cardi
Brighten up the grey autumn days with a generous dash of color! The skirt is sewn from velveteen and lined with viscose lining fabric. It has front-hip pockets and a zipper in the center-back seam.

Design # 12. Axtec velveteen skirt
Gorgeour velveteen is from Anna Maria Horner's collection

Wool is a truly versatile material. This yellow coat is sewn from lightweight boiled wool, which is easy to cut and sew. Since boiled wool doesn’t fray, no seam finish is necessary. The front panels of the coat are generously overlapped and secured with a large kilt pin. Zippered pockets are inserted in the panel seams on the front.
Design # 18. Perfect Autumn Coat
Material: 100% wool (Boiled wool from our Etsy shop)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Close-Up shots of OTTOBRE woman 5/2012

Hei moi and hello! from incredibly warm Lapland. 

All the long summer we have been waiting for summer weather to arrive, and finally just before we lost our hope, the heat is on... Despite of this odd phenomenon which is tempting us to beach, we'd like to show you some close-ups of our women's autumn/winter collection. 

Click to enlarge the pictures and take a closer look!

Design # 8. Patchwork long-sleeve jersey top
in sizes 34-52
Material: viscose (a.k.a rayon) single jersey in three different matching
print patterns as well as in solid-color greyish brown
Design # 9 and 10. Lady Fit jeans and stretch cord pants in sizes 34-52
These jeans are sewn from stretch denim and they are designed for feminine figure.
Distinctive topstitching accentuates the beautiful cut.

Design # 4. Romantic Touch lace-knit cardigan
in sizes 34-52
Material: 59% wool 28% polyamide 3% elastane

More long-sleeve tops. They are made from breathable
viscose single jersey that feels gentle on the skin.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Sneak peek of OTTOBRE woman 5/2012

Hi all!

Here you find a tiny sneak peek of our soon coming OTTOBRE woman autumn/winter issue 5/2012.

It’s wonderful to wrap up in wool on misty autumn mornings and roam around the streets and alleys of your home town. Lovely knit jackets, tunics, a skirt, pants and a delicious quilted coat will keep the chill at bay. Wool knits, viscose jersey, velveteen, boiled wool and linen…

A long weekend in the countryside breaks up the daily grind nicely. Clothes can be casual and laid-back: a chunky knit jacket, a blazer, a plaid shirt blouse, a viscose jersey top and corduroy jeans. The autumn palette is made up of shades of mud-grey, a touch of rich tangerine, rhubarb-red, misty lilac, titanium-grey and hazy rose-red.

Music evokes various emotions, memories and visions. It can have a calming or energizing effect, depending on the situation. An elegant sheath dress was sewn from jacquard-patterned fabric with a border. A long special-occasion dress provides flamboyant performance apparel for a chamber musician.

Our official publishing date is Aug 24, 2012, so be patient for few more days. We start sending the magazines next week, as soon as we get them from printhouse.

While you are browsing you can listen this lovely Finnish singer songwriter Aino Venna. Enjoy!

Waltz To Paris by Aino Venna