This is my second Ottobre attempt. (You can see my first attempt here.) I think the hardest part about an Ottobre pattern is tracing the pattern pieces from the master sheet. All the intersecting lines are dizzy-ing, no? This pattern is from the Spring 2008 issue. Yes, I know it is fall. I am not in denial. Really. I just think this is a dress for all seasons.
It has taken me a while, but I have finally learned that when I am combining store-bought clothing with things I am making, it is important to start with the store-bought piece. It's much easier to coordinate a piece of fabric to a store-bought item than it is to find an item that coordinates with something you've already made. That has been my experience anyway. The little shirt for this outfit was an Old Navy special($5). The fabric is Lucien, Amy Butler, and a little Kona cotton.
This little set is a gift for a friend. Her sweet baby girl needs 100% cotton clothes. Synthetic fibers do not agree with her super soft and sensitive yummy baby skin. I made the dress and pants/capris (Butterick B5017) in a 12 month size. The dress seems about right. The pants/capris appear mighty roomy to me. Fingers are crossed that they will fit.