Hello everyone! I have some exciting news! After talking it over with my Sewing Republic Blog accolite Stacy, I decided to lanch an Ottobre Sew Along . What is Ottobre? It's a Finnish magazine published in English, German, French and more (Finnish too of course) six times a year. They have four kid editions and two women editions. When you think of cool patterns in the USA you might think of Built By Wendy, with Ottobre you get a whole book of patterns, all of them modern, unique and very wearable. Many of us have been hoarding the magazines for years, by this I mean exactly that: acquisition and failure to use! Why? What is the problem? Well... you have to trace the patterns, and here the lazy bone shows up. This Sew Along is for all of us hoarders of Ottobre to get motivated, finally get tracing, maybe even sew a few things for our spring wardrobe and give the store the cold shoulder. Although I wouldn't mind for my shoulders to be a bit warmer right now! darn rain....
If I peaked your interest and you don't own any Ottobre mags, check out their website, you can browse the magazines and download free patterns too. They have recently posted a very nice bag pattern there.
My dear Karin made this fabulous button for us to use:
We have a Flickr group here.
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/groups/1042297@N24/" title="A button! by chickpeastudio, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3551/3423545929_cab2e45c07_o.jpg" width="129" height="96" alt="A button!" /></a>