Wednesday, November 19, 2008

~Ottobre: a new adventure in sewing~

With part of my birthday money, I treated myself to a subscription to Ottobre. Ottobre is a quarterly magazine filled with trendy children's patterns. It seems expensive, but there are so many patterns in each issue, it is worth it! The magazine is published in Finland, and thankfully they have an English version! :-)

I just got my first issue in the mail this last week, and I'm really excited about some of the patterns. I think I will probably wait to start sewing until my little one is here, and I can figure out what size will work best for her. All the sizes are by centimeters, so that is a little confusing to me. I've never gotten comfortable with metric measurements, so I guess I get to jump in with both feet on this one! :-)

7 comments:

Melody said...

Tammy, I'm really curious to hear what you think about the patterns. I've seen some of their stuff, and it's so cute! It would be nice to know if it's worth the price of a subscription though.

And I am SO excited about your precious little one!

Kim said...

Simply divide the centimeters by 2.54 to convert to inches.

Have fun planning :)

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

What a great blog you have here :)

Carolyn said...

Tammy, in the book so mewhere there is a inches measurement. Also if you google european sizes to US sizes you'll find a conversion chart. I know you are going to love the. If you ordered from the Otto site they send you a "free back issue" with your subscrition. Very worth it! I cant wait and I mean I cant wait to see what you make!
Oh for tracing I use septic lining from home depot its like 7 cents a foot, and you can easily see through it to trace or clear paint plastic covering works great too. I like using a highlighter to highlight the lines first! :)
Dont wait for the baby to come! :) I really really wanna see some sewing! :) I have first hand experience how wonderful your sewing is!

mermaids said...

there is a yahoo group devoted to sewing with ottobre patterns. lots of tips, ideas, and tons of inspiration.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ottobre-english
one of the friendliest groups around. :)

Anonymous said...

I can't believe you have found that magazine there. I like patterns of that magazine lot. In finnish versions are some patterns also to adult and pregnant women. ULLA

Amy said...

That looks like a really neat magazine- I had not heard of that before. I am a horrible sewer, but when I see everyone's projects, I wish I put more effort into it ;)