I’ve been squirreling away a few Ottobre mags as I find them for sale but not had the guts to try much from them as yet. All those lines just seem so intimidating and the instructions so, well, brief. However it’s hard to find good patterns for older boys anywhere else and Lucas needs some new shorts for summer. We had a rummage through the mags and narrowed it down but when I looked closer at the instructions I had some major palpitations! There were so many firsts for me on this patterns I could hardly count them all.
1. Belt loops.
2. Boys opening fly.
3.Don’t even know the technical word for the type of side pocket!
5.Welt back pockets.
Can I just say that again. Louder. WELT back pockets. Now I could have chickened out and just sewn on some other type of pockets but he had his heart set on this rather loud denim stripe and welt pockets seemed like a pretty good idea. Until about 11pm that night of course.
Pattern: Ottobre 3/10 # 36 Combo bermudas
Fabric: Locally bought striped denim.