Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Ottobre Pintuck Top

Not the best photos but hopefully you can see how cute this top is! Hopefully no one will notice that it's not hemmed yet.

The pattern is from Ottobre the 5/2008 issue, style #3 .


It has a couple of things I love: pin tucks and little gathered sleeves. i want to try it in a voile but I'm afraid the prints I have will be too much. I'm also thinking of trying the black/white polka dot double gauze I got a while back. It was very expensive so I want to make sure it will look ok. Katelyn, you remember the one I'm talking about, right? What do you think?

I love the pockets too. The fabric is a black cotton. Not Kona but something else...Corinnea, help? It was $9 a yard and just looked better than the Kona. I actually made this in a rayon faille (which I started waaay back when but put aside) but I'm not liking it on me too much. I'll see if Kelly likes it and will wear it:) I need to photograph that too.

Here are the directions. I left off the zipper and the back yoke. There is absolutely no need for the zipper so I just cut the back on the fold after adding back in the yoke. On this one I cut the neck a little lower by about 1".


This was my 2nd Ottobre attempt. I was really intimidated at first (the reason I put the rayon one aside for so long) I think I just assumed it would be like trying to make something where the instructions are written in Latin but then i got it out and decided to just do it! You have to trace the pattern onto something else. That part sucks!! Just trying to find the piece you want is hard and took me a while. I should have taken a picture of the pattern. Also, there are no seam allowances except on some pieces like the neck facing so i had to include them after I traced them onto pattern ease. But I did remember to do it! I put seem allowances in places I shouldn't have though... like the fold. Some how it all worked out though. I just did two extra pin tucks to bring up the extra I had added. I would definitely make this again and I will try other Ottobre patterns. It was easy.

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This is how I found Ava the other day. passed out after eating tortellini alla panna.


And I forgot to show this one of Emily from the 4th festivities. Katelyn took her to get her face painted. It's a dinosaur...I couldn't have done better so I'm not judging:)


9 comments:

insanely crafty said...

love the top! It looks gorgeous!! Pintucks are one of my favorites too!

corinnea said...

OOOOOHHHHHHH!!!!! It's perfect! I love it! Love the pin tucks, love the pockets, love the sleeves, love that you left out what you left out. It's so much better the way you've done it.

I know which black you used but I am not going to be any help there.... just can't remember.

Katelyn R. said...

the black isn't that kaufman stuff that I thought was batik at first is it? Anyway... heck yes to the double gauze dots because this top is adorable! And sorry kelly.... but I want to try it on first! if thats okay jennifer...? if not... could i please borrow the pattern...????

lizy said...

Awww, this is such a cute top. The pockets just add more cuteness to it. I've been wanting to learn how to do that gathering that you did in the front. maybe you can teach me...

Mary A. said...

I love it. Supper flattering! The pockets and pin tucks make it really cute!

I love the picture of Ava sleeping =)

Kelly's Korner said...

I LOVE this on you! The black looks so good! Oh, so.... was that black supposed to be in a weird place on the floor, cuz I moved it......... oops. I wondered why we had a Kaufman solid. I have the shirt (sorry Katelyn) and will try it on and let you know. Thanks! The girls are so cute! I LOVE your head pic! Oh, and I picked up a German sewing mag like what you're talking about where you have to trace the pattern. Is yours at least in English? Maybe mine didn't have seam allowance either. That would explain why my test garment was SO tight!!!! Oops!!!

Mary H. said...

Very cute top!!
Ava looks so funny konked out on the table like that. Her hair has gotten so long, though!
I'm sure Emily as well as all the kids had a great time at the 4th of july festival.

Jules said...

Interesting, because that's what I do after I eat tortellini alla panna, too :)

zoelivana said...

I love your Ottobre tops so much that I ordered this issue right away. In english! Which is even better, because I have a couple of issues in Dutch.

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