[sewing] Ottobre 4/2012 baby trousers

Sewing for little ones / Sunday, October 27th, 2013

As promised, here are a few pics of the baby trousers I made last weekend. I’m very happy with the result of both and they were made using stashed fabric. The pattern is from issue 4 of 2012 of the Ottobre magazine and they’re trousers number 7. I made a size 68 – even if Héloïse is still 62 – so that they would fit her for a part of autumn and winter. And the description of the pattern says they’re “loose-fitting jeans”. Totally it: very loose-fitting 🙂


pantalon ottobre 1
I’m learning that it’s not easy to capture a baby!
pantalon ottobre 2
of course wearing the little cardigan made by her mama 🙂

Oh by the way, I’m sorry but my husband and I agreed that there would be no photo of our daughter’s face on the Internet, we both think that she will be the one to decide to post pictures of herself, once she’s old enough (though we’re not naive: we know it will happen sooner than we would like). But trust me: she’s very cute – totally honest comment 😉


pantalon ottobre 3
wide elastic waistband and cute knee patches

For the first pair, I really had a small piece of fine cord navy blue fabric, a leftover from a skirt I made last winter and never showed here (I can still see the draft every time I log in to WordPress). Anyway the fabric was so small that I had to cut the back piece in two parts instead of on the fold AND I cut it across the grain, boooo! I don’t think my daughter will notice: it’s on her backside after all. I also used turquoise ribbing: I don’t have a lot of ribbing yet and this is the best match I could have. I’m slowly building my stash of ribbing, as Ottobre kids pattern seem to use a lot and it’s a nice way of finishing an edge. For the second pair (in grey linen), I really didn’t have any matching ribbing, so I used an old tee-shirt, just as I did for my maternity skirts waistbands 🙂

pantalon ottobre 4
very loose-fitting 🙂 and accessorized with Minoucha

I think this pattern is very cute (otherwise I wouldn’t have made two versions), there are many things I like: the knee patches are a nice little touch and the wide elastic waistband makes it very comfortable for my baby, much more than the tight trousers she had. As you can see, I played with different fabrics and even tried the applique stitch on my Janome sewing machine. This is exactly why I wanted a few fancy stitches on my sewing machine: with a little girl the possibilities are endless!

pantalon ottobre 5
my first attempts at machine-appliqué: I like it!


pantalon ottobre 6
oh and the pattern also has back pockets

4 Replies to “[sewing] Ottobre 4/2012 baby trousers”

  1. These are super cute (as is the little cardigan!). I especially like the patches. Your daughter is dressed in style! I’ve heard lots about Ottobre magazine but I have never seen an actual issue because it does not make its way to Toronto. Maybe next time I’m in Europe I’ll have to hunt one down (because they have a grown woman edition as well, right?)

    1. Yes they have very very cute patterns for kids, with lots of appliqué patches, etc. they also sell some of the fabric they use in the magazines, usually plenty of nice knits!
      They do have a woman’s edition, twice a year, I often find their patterns more interesting than the Burda magazines 🙂

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