I finally got my first three issues of Ottobre design magazine! I’ve been dreaming about a year’s subscription for ages now, and I recently took a a three-part survey that paid enough for me to justify buying one. Do you guys know about this magical magazine? Every issue is a goldmine of like 40 or so amazing patterns for kids, toddlers and babies. The instructions are clear and concise, although there aren’t any step images–you do have to know your way around a machine. There’s really nothing like this to compare it to in the states (that I know of). The designs are modern yet classic, and completely kid-friendly. Twinkle and I salivated through an issue last night, and it was fun to plan a few outfits. For a while now I’ve wanted to sew all my kid’s clothes, and a year’s subscription will give me all the basics I could ever need. The few things I’ve sewn from their patterns (my sister got subscription before me), have fit well and true to size. Can’t wait to dig in.
In addition to the current Spring 2012 issue, I back ordered Spring ’11, and Winter ’10 because they jammed with beauties I can’t wait to try. Here are some of my fav designs
And I’m REALLY excited about these sweat pants. I have to fight Tito to wear anything that’s not made of soft knit, so I was thrilled to find these handsome skinnies, that would be totally comfy for him, and cute for me.
I plan to plow through some Easter sewing today (it’s Friday movie Day! Yay!!!), and then I’ve got to get serious about moving! Allan got a job!! In SLC! We are sooo excited, and can’t wait to start our grown-up life. We’ve been doing this whole student family thing for so long, it feels almost surreal to finally start the next chapter of our life. Now if Allan can only wrap up his thesis in the next few weeks! Happy Friday (movie-day!) Have a great weekend!