Portuguese Bloggers Sew Ottobre

Ottobre, the Finnish magazine is celebrating its 15th Anniversary and a group of 15 Portuguese bloggers got together to celebrate such important date. There are some seriously talented ladies in this group and I am very proud to be part of the fun!

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Ottobre is mainly known for their knit patterns, but you can also find some nice ones for woven, like the tunic I am sharing today. The pattern is the number 24 from the issue 4/2014.

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I made it size 110 cm for M and 116 cm for F and the fit pleases me, as it is loose enough to play freely without being large. I believe it will have plenty of use next week, during half term school break.

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I did not made major changes to the original pattern, just omitted the two front pockets that can be seen in the magazine.

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The fabric is a striped chambray in red (for M) and blue (for F) that I really love but almost drove me to insanity to photograph (need to improve my skills in that field). Apart from that I like the way it looks and it is great for this time of the year.

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As I mentioned before I like the fit of the tunics but my favourite part of this pattern are the puffed lower part of the sleeves. In fact I must add that the way the pattern is made in this particular bit helps a lot and I was pleased with the attention to the detail.

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I think I’ve mentioned before that I have some resistance to try different or new things (like it happened with Japanese books or Burda!) and this tour was a great help to finally give a go on the Ottobre magazines I had and I’m happy it happened because I honestly liked it and will try different patterns.

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I did not asked for this photo, it is truly spontaneous! I believe that the fact that F have been off school with temperature for a couple of days made them miss each other. They do have a funny relationship, they miss and worry about each other but don’t let that fool you, they can make me lose my mind when they are together 😉

There is an amazing giveaway* running along with this tour! Ottobre design(R) was outstandingly kind – a huge thank you for your generosity!


Seven lucky readers from all of the participants blogs will win one of the following: 

  • five one-year subscriptions for Ottobre magazine (kids+women’s issues)
  • one gift card of 50 euros to Ottobre’s fabric shop on Etsy
  • one gift card of 30 euros to Maças d’Amor fabric shop (where you can find nani IRO, Cotton and Steel, Dashwood Studio, Soft Cactus prints and many more), brought to you by all the Portuguese bloggers participating on this tour. 🙂 

The giveaway will be open from October 15th to October 29th. Enter the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win!


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*Open internationally. You must have +18 years old to enter. Void were prohibited by law.

Don’t forget to check what the other ladies are doing because I’ve seen serious talent so far!!

Thursday, October 15 – DoGuincho
Friday, October 16 – Miss Castelinhos  |  Rita Pirolita
Monday, October 19 – In a Manner of Sewing  |  Conversas de Hermanas
Tuesday, October 20 – Fairies, Bubbles & Co.  |  Maças d’Amor
Wednesday, October 21 – Made by Sara  |  Saídos da Concha
Thursday, October 22 – Pico Pico  |  Pequeno Mundo a 3+1
Friday, October 23 – S is for Sewing  |  Sew Happy
Monday, October 26 – La Folie Sewing Booth  |  House of Estrela

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38 thoughts on “Portuguese Bloggers Sew Ottobre

  1. Adoro as mangas! Que franzidos perfeitos! Por acaso faz-me lembrar alguns moldes japoneses… Elas ficaram super giras nas fotos!

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  2. Wow! As túnicas ficaram mesmo giras!
    Adoro os tecidos mas ainda gosto mais das mangas. Este molde é mesmo o máximo! (Pena que seja de uma das poucas revistas que não tenho… Se calhar ainda vou ter que a comprar…)
    Ah! As botas de borracha também são o máximo. Parecem (ou são?) Liberty.

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    • Muito obrigada Marta 🙂 Apesar de a revista já ser do ano passado, esta túnica ficou sempre na minha lista (que nunca mais acaba…)
      As botas não são Liberty, são da Joules mas tem um padrão parecido com Liberty. Infelizmente (ou não) não encontro calçado para criança da Liberty, caso contrário comprava para mim 😉

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  3. I knew this would be Beautiful! ❤ It's a lovely pattern and your impeccable sewing makes it even better. Love the fabric choice! Those sleeves are perfection. You are skilled and talented, don't doubt yourself! ❤ ❤ ❤

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  4. Gosto tanto – mangas e tecido combinam na perfeição (sim, fotografar seersucker é super difícil. Coloquei um vestido no blog e tive o mesmo problema. É bem melhor ao vivo)!
    Tenho esse molde debaixo de olho (achava que ficava demasiado “largo” no pescoço, mas nas tuas versões não parece) e acho que vou mesmo arriscar fazer. As poses das tuas modelos convenceram-me ❤
    E as galochas são lindas (Liberty?). O complemento perfeito para um styling maravilhoso.

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    • Obrigada Ana Sofia. O molde não é justo no pescoço, mas também não fica demasiado largo, eu gosto de ver assim e elas usaram para ir saltar em trampolins e não se queixaram nada 😉
      As poses não são da minha responsabilidade!! Deixo-as a vontade, só lhes peco para se virarem de vez em quando, lol
      As botas não são Liberty, são da Joules mas tem um padrão parecido com Liberty. As fotos eram para ser tiradas num parque, mas como a F esteve doente não quis arriscar (aqui já está frio) e elas até prescindiram do parque, mas das botas é que não!! 😉

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