It took me a long time to actually finish this project, but it is done and now I can say that I have completed my maiden Ottobre pattern… and enjoyed it.There are so many simple details in this pattern that make it so completely sweet. A topstitched collar.Inverted pleats on the front, back and the lining.I used some decorative leaf stitching on the hem of the lining also. Sometimes I can’t resist.Buttons and faux tabs on the sleeves.I am certain that every woman needs a red coat. And while this one is a little big for it’s recipient, it should fit perfectly in the fall and look especially darling as she twirls around innocently in piles of leaves.
Now that I am confident in the Ottobre designs and my ability to complete them, I have a whole list of things that will need to be completed soon. The weather here has heated up quickly, and while I whipped up 3 pair of shorts for Luke to play in the mud with, he will eventually need some clothing that he can leave the house in.