Monday, October 6, 2014

Ottobrefest... Frocktober???

I have been sewing some dresses to take on a cruise I am going on next week.  I am planning to wear them in the evenings to dinner.  So I am naming this month Frocktober... it could have been Ottobrefest, but the next dress I plan to make is not from Ottobre...

The two Ottobre dresses made so far...

First up is 05/2013- 4 Friday Evening Dress.  This is the same pattern as the last tee shirt I made.  


The fabric is from Crafty Mamas as well and was marked as a denim jersey.  It is quite thick and has a soft fuzziness on the wrong side.  I think it is a good weight for this dress.  The only pattern alterations was to shorten the sleeves and take the hips out one size (size 40 top and 42 hip).

Back view (taking note that my bottom is not as bodacious as Diana's)...


And here with a scarf I bought recently.  I tried to buy a scarf that had all my colours in it and it does seem to coordinate well with most of my wardrobe.


The next Ottobre is from 2/2013-19 Twist Knot tunic and dress.  


I made the dress length.  The only alteration I made to this pattern was to shorten the length by about 7cm.  I am not as tall as Ottobre woman and I thought the length was more flattering hitting under the knee.


The fabric is from Skaffs and is lovely quality.  I also adore the print and colour.  I like how I managed to cut the fronts so that the shoulders have the same large print on them.  Totally accidental!


So back to the sewing machine... one more frock planned to add to the cruise wardrobe... Ciao!


24 comments:

  1. Two great dresses for your cruise and you can have some more fun with the plain green one and accessories. Now where did you get the scarf?

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  2. Sharon -I got the scarf at a local Toowoomba shop, the old style family run one with clothes, shoes, a jeanery and haberdashery. I went to check the label but I cut it out this morning and it is long gone in the bin. :( (I can check if they have another one for you.)

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  3. Two lovely frocks to wear for dinner. You're going to love cruising. I do, although I haven't been to New Zealand, yet.

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    1. Thanks Kathy - I am looking forward to the cruise.

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  4. These two dresses are really lovely Sue and will be perfect for dinners on your cruise. I really like your choice of fabric for the 2 dresses as well, particularly the knot dress. I too really like Ottobre patterns and have been planning on making this knot dress; you have me inspired. Enjoy your cruise.

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    1. I am pretty impressed with the knot dress pattern so would recommend it. It came together well. The only thing to watch out for is that around the waistband area is a lot of layers, including elastic, so the machine gets a bit of a workout. :)

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  5. Lucky you going on a cruise love your frocks especially the knot dress. The fabric us gorgeous

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    1. Thanks Di! I am looking forward tot he break.

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  6. Frocktober is a very good idea. I may have indulged myself ;). Your frocks both look terrific, and great for travelling. I love the print in the second dress, beautiful, and beautifully suited to the pattern. I hope you have a terrific time.

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    1. Thanks! I bought the fabric with a wrap dress in mind, but liked this pattern and thought it would work. I look forward to checking out your dresses.

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  7. Two great dresses that will be good for cruising. Have an excellent time.

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  8. Sue, I too love both dresses and the knot one looks really special. I have that pattern too so must try it. Have a great trip - look forward to hearing about the cruise. Have fun!

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    1. It is a great pattern - I highly recommend it. :)

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    1. Thank you - a dress for every mood. lol!

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  10. Frocktober - I like it! These look like two pretty and comfortable dresses!

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  11. Both your dresses are so nice. I love the print & the solid color looks especially nice with the beautiful scarf. Have a good time on your cruise!

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    1. Thanks Beverley - I think the scarf was a good find.

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  12. Hi Sue, I love both dresses. I've been planning on making the twist knot dress for ages but haven't managed to trace it off. I'm glad yours worked out so well. It motivates me to have a go too.
    Enjoy your cruise!!

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  13. You're going to look fabulous Sue.

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  14. Great dresses. Love that twist one and the fabric is gorgeous.

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