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Ottobre magazine


So I've gotten quite carried away with my new found enthusiasm for sewing, that I ordered three back issues of Ottobre magazine, the children's pattern magazine from Finland. There's one or two projects in each one I'd like to make. One of them is this gorgeous dress for Monkey Pants.  She doesn't have any nice dresses nor much occasion to wear one, but I figured she should have at least one nice dress that fits in her wardrobe when the occasion does arise so I don't have to be shopping for an overpriced dress at the last minute or trying to sew one the night before.

I love this dress, but I have to confess, I mostly love this fabric.  Now how to figure out where to find this fabric.  This is from the last issue pictured first above.




  1. I have emailed Ottobre previously to find out about a certain fabric, and they were able to sell me what I needed! They have excellent customer service! I'd suggest contacting them directly and see if they can source it for you.

    1. Thanks for the tip! They have some! Now, if I can just wrap my mind around the price.

  2. I have a number of back issues from 2008-2010 with a random 2006 issue. Although I had great intentions, I never made anything from them, and they are all still pristine. I'd be happy to sell them to you :-)

    1. Thank you for the offer. I've already ordered all three of the ones pictured above. But I'll have to look through to see if anything else catches my eye from those issues.

  3. Hi
    Just stumbled upon your blog. Hey, found someone who is into Ottobre : ) I've sewn the Trumpet dress for my 8 year old using 128 since it's the smallest size available. It came out okay in terms of length but the bodice is abit wide but she loves it. The princess seams and shoulder straps are very flattering. Hope to see your version soon!

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