I’ve been really crushing on Ottobre lately. Up until recently, I only had a couple of older magazines from 05/2008 and 05/2009. A few days ago, I received 05/2015 and 05/2014. I seem to like that Fall/Winter catalog. I’m not sure if I just burned out on Burda or what is going on. I decided that I will not renew my Burda subscription and get an Ottobre one instead. Gasp! I know! I find that I just seem to make one thing out of the Burda magazines lately and it’s only because of the Burda Challenge. But anyway, I’m taking a little break.
Which leads me to Ottobre. I really like some of their clothes lately. This top is from the 05/2008 magazine. Yes, I’ve had it a really long time, but I’m just now starting to love their clothing. Weird, I know. I’m still trying to figure out my sizing with them. This top is the 36 and I think it’s too big. I fall squarely between their 34 and 36. When I tried Ottobre a long time ago, it seemed like the 34 was too small. Maybe now that I know my fitting issues a bit better, it will be easier to wear their patterns. I decided to make this lovely tunic out of a sweater knit. I love the cozy shape and the tunic length.
Overall, I really like the top. Next time I will make the size 34 and add my typical 1” above the bust. I do this pretty much with all patterns. I didn’t do it here because 1) I wanted to see the fit “out of the envelope”, and 2) I didn’t think it would matter much with the loose fit of this. Some of us at PatternReview.com are thinking of starting an official Ottobre Sew-a-Long. I’ll post here if there are more details fleshed out.