November 1, 2011

Lush Colors of Fall with Ottobre

Yup, there's no denying that Autumn is here, you should see the amount of yellow leaves outside my door! Its chilly too, temperatures went down till 10C in midday but last 2 weeks we had beautiful sunshine with temperature in between 12C to 16C. But I have to admit, it is beautiful, sweaters and wool coats are out again and everyone is busy shopping for winter boots. There's a cool fresh breeze blowing and activities seem to be winding now, everyone going into hibernation !

I found some gorgeous winter fabrics, beautiful rich babyrib corduroys , knitted jerseys and my favorite, knitted velour ! Velour has the plush look of velvet but with less fluff and a cotton underside, it is so easy to sew. I used my normal foot and size 11 needle on my machine, perfect. I've tried sewing with velvet and it was a nightmare, never again ! So here's a tunic and legging set made from velour, pattern from Ottobre 1/2010.

Suklaatwist  Tunic n Ruusunnuppu Leggings from Ottobre 1/2010
One metre of each in a size 128cm

Simple but comfortable, love the twisted ballon sleeve. I used Framilon, a clear elastic tape to gather the sleeves and skirt, excellent invention.

I fell in love with the picture above, but I couldn't get that rich brown velour :)

Wild Nature top from Ottobre 8/2008, made from fine baby cord. Made matching pink corduroy comfy pants with elasticated hem. 

 Blouse pattern from above, that skirt has been on my list of 'to-do's' for like forever!

Scenes of autumn from my house :) Gorgeous hues, yes ?

Anyone in Malaysia interested in the Ottobre magazine, please let me know soon , delivery will be 4th week of December. I can also get the velour knit , at RM42/ meter, just let me know the color and I'll go shopping for you :)

Watch this space, I'll be posting sewing stuff and notions that you might be interested in soon :) Till then , keep on sewing.

ps, anyone sewed any fall kids clothes ? would love to see them.


  1. I really like the tunic, Azidah! the colour is gorgeous...! what a lucky girl.

  2. Kak, where got Fall here in Malaysia? Rainfall adalah ekeke...Gorgeous colors!! Perhaps current rainy weather is an excuse for me to sew more long sleeve dresses for the kiddos :)

  3. haha even on the equator pun still have to follow seasonal trend :) But I do admit, it is fun !

    Sertyan, as usual I wanted it for myself but never seem to be able to sit down and do something for me, I think its the cold and the huge pattern papers, urghhh!

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