This was my second make from the Ottobre Family 07/2017 magazine after my men’s briefs and was also a Christmas present for my other half. And you know what? This was such a satisfying sew.
In essence it’s a fairly straightforward men’s raglan sweatshirt, but it had a few small details that made it a lot of fun. Firstly, it has an open shoulder dart to reduce bulk and add shaping, which I haven’t come across in the raglans I’ve made so far. Secondly, to cover up the dart seamline and just generally to embellish the sweatshirt, you’re instructed to use an embroidery stitch when you topstitch the seams. Continue reading “New menswear: Ottobre Family 7/2017 Cloud Gray sweatshirt” →
Have you seen the new Ottobre Family edition yet? I saw there was a new magazine (07/2017) in town when they did their great Black Friday sale (free international shipping!) and snapped one up to take a peek. I’m familiar with Ottobre Kids (brilliant) and have seen the odd Woman edition, but Family is the one to get if you’re after menswear or teenwear (particularly male teens I’d say). In this edition are some fantastic menswear patterns including these briefs, a long-sleeved tee, slim chinos, jeans, a sports jacket, hoodie and much more. I decided to make a couple of fairly last-minute patterns as Xmas presents for my husband and these briefs were the first garment.
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