Tuesday, January 3, 2017

OTTOBRE design® 1/2017

Spring is a happy time so let's celebrate it! Our spring issue has a Spanish vibe and lots of colours. We made a video of our latest magazine with some extra photos. You can find the video here and have a look at all the designs from the 1/2017 issue here. Enjoy!

The official release day, when you'll find the magazine in the shops, is January 10. Some subscribers might have already received their copies. 

We designed a number of children’s spring items: delightful jersey tops and T-shirts, girly corduroy pants, a pair of jeans, a snazzy outerwear jacket, denim bib overalls and a cool hoodie. You'll also find laid-back sweatpants, a lovely blouse, fairytale shorts, pretty denim skirts, various leggings, a sweatshirt pinafore dress and cute shortalls. Sizes 98–146 cm

Lovely clothes for little ballerinas and crocodile tamers. A tulle dress, a shirt tunic, a cardigan, leggings and a jersey dress for girls. A shirt, pull-on pants and a jacquard-knit sweater for boys. Sizes 68-104 cm


The older schoolchildren’s wardrobe is filled with casual items made from denim, twill, sweatshirt knit and jersey knits. For girls: dresses, a bib skirt, a cap-sleeve top, sporty sweatpants and a raglan sweatshirt. For boys: slashed jeans and a denim-look T-shirt. Snappy sweat jackets for both girls and boys. Sizes 116-146/134-170 cm

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Funky OTTO-frog applique tutorial

How to make a funky frog applique on a T-shirt from OTTOBRE design® 6/2016.
You need: 
- five different solid color cotton jersey (95%cotton 5% elastane)
- piece of Vlieseline® Stickvlies (Stickvlies is also known as "stitch-n-tear" and it is used as backing for embroideries and appliqués. By Stickvlies you can sew embroidery and appliques without stretching the fabric.
- Vlieseline® Vliesofix (Vliesofix is a non-woven fabric with the feature that both sides can be ironed onto a material)
Trace parts of appliqué motif from pattern sheet on paper backing of double-sided fusible web. Cut parts out with generous seam allowances and iron them onto wrong side of various pieces of single jersey. Cut appliqué shapes out carefully along their outlines. Remove paper backing from fusible web, arrange shapes on front panel.
Pin piece of tear-away backing to wrong side of garment piece under appliqué shapes to prevent background fabric from stretching while appliqué is stitched to it.
Stitch shapes in place close to edge with straight stitch or with narrow, short zigzag stitch. Use either matching or contrast-color sewing thread. Secure thread ends carefully.
Remove tear-away backing from wrong side and steam appliqué area.