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From: MaryW
Date: 03-16-2006, 01:31 PM (1 of 3)
I just received my issue of Ottobre Design for women. Sizes run from 34 - 52. Many fashions for the larger lady. Jackets, t shirts, blouses, pants, loads of skirts, a purse and a trenchcoat. All jackets are fully lined. They show in detail how to sew a zipper placket, cuff placket and a shirt collar with stand. This can be tricky. I am going to use their method and see how it works out with the stand. I would love if it comes out looking professional! Lots of fashions in knits. Their pant patterns have a straight, full leg. They stitched up a nice trenchcoat with pale green fabric and fuschia topstitching. They make recommendations as to fabric and seam finishes. I bought a very strange stretchy boucle? knit the other day with four way stretch. I am going to try one of the summer tops.
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User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
Total posts: 2542
From: Shellymoon
Date: 03-19-2006, 10:24 PM (2 of 3)
those are exceptional designs! how does this magazine work? Is it like Burda's magazine where the patterns are overprinted on one another on the tissue paper? Or do you have to purchase them separately?
Shelly Moon
User: Shellymoon
Member since: 05-27-2001
Total posts: 240
From: bridesmom
Date: 03-19-2006, 10:32 PM (3 of 3)
I have one of the magazines. You have to order it from Europe, the magazine comes 5 times a year, and has all the patterns and sizes in the book in a removable package. Mine had 3 pages of patterns, you have to trace out the pattern piece you want, the directions are pretty good, a little sketchy at times, but if you are a half decent sewer, you should have no problem. The kids patterns are totally adorable. And I need to get my subscription in so I can get the women's book. There are sewing tips in the magazine as well. I think there is a website (I think??) that you can order the magazine from. You can also order back copies too.
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User: bridesmom
Member since: 01-21-2004
Total posts: 2026
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