Thursday, April 18, 2013

KOKESHI pinafore dress pattern and reprint of OTTOBRE design 1/2009

Hello Friends!

This sweet pattern is available in sizes 92-122 cm
We have published a Babushka pinafore dress pattern for babies in our spring issue 1/2009. This sweet pattern has been very popular and we have found it on sewing blogs all over the world. Also the whole magazine has been very popular, and sold out for few years already. Upon your request, we decided to make a reprint and it will be ready to ship in couple of weeks.

Babushka pattern in this magazine is published only for babies in sizes 62-92 cm. During these years we have got a lot of requests of similar pinnie pattern in sizes 98-122 cm. Now it is time to make your wishes come thru. We wanted to continue the same sweet theme "Around the world" and decided to decorate the pinnie with cutest little Kokeshi dolls applique. To make your sewing easier, we also included pieces of applique stabilizers in the package (Vlieseline® Vliesofix and Stickvlies).

Pattern is now available in our Etsy-shop.
OTTOBRE design®  magazine # 1/2009 you will find in our magazine shop.
So sweet Kokeshi dolls applique.

Reprint of Spring issue 1/2009 available now!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Sneak peek to summer issue 3/2013

Summer is coming soon!... and so is our freshly-baked OTTOBRE design summer issue 3/2013

This issue is released in Finland on April 22, 2013 and we start shipping the English, Dutch, Swedish, German and Finnish editions to subscribers early next week, so in Europe it should arrive April, 22.-27. and oversea countries 10-14 days later.  

Please notice! The release date for Russian and French edition is early May!

Fresh ideas, quick to make and fun to look at!

We wanted to make summer issue as easy as possible for you and put the entire summer wardrobe between the same covers. We wanted it to be a dream come true for home sewers: all you need to do is draw a few lines, stitch a few seams, et voilà! We decided to create lots of nice basic yet modifiable designs that are easy to make. They include several items requested by our readers and a whole bunch of fresh designs to be sewn from jersey. We were thrilled by the wonderful print patterns of the fabrics of this summer season and also dipped into our stash for bigger pieces of left-over fabric that could be recycled.

We included lots of stripes – from classic straight stripes to freehand-painted brush stripes. We allowed the stripes to go wild in our collection, as you probably notice on the jazzy front cover of the magazine. We threw in lots of color for both boys and girls. We ended up with so many ideas that we had to leave some of them out to be published later in our blog.

So discover our delightful summer issue sneak peeks and already enjoy the coming summer!
Requested jeans jacket pattern in sizes 92-122 cm
Challenging appliqués

Colorful left over pieces in jersey hoodie (from Lillestoff)
Sweet prints (fox and owls jersey from Znok and snaps from
Cutest little babies (car print and blue stripes from Hilco)

Lovely babygirl (Elephant jersey from Lillestoff) 
Vintage clothing for special occasions

Velvet polka dots in voilee (from Hilco)