My daughter (the second) is not terribly interested in delayed gratification. I received this magazine yesterday.
D2"You know that t shirt you are making me?"
D2"You could make this one with the square neckline and short sleeves"
"What about having noooo long sleeved tops?"
D2"It is too hot to wear long sleeved tops at the moment"
There is no arguing with that.
I had not made anything from Ottobre before. My daughter has mostly the measurements of size 34 in Ottobre, aside from her height, which is rather a lot less than 168cm.
This t shirt is a straight size 34, other than being shortened by about 8cm. ( I also straightened the bottom of the cap sleeve a little, so that the hem would show a straight stripe)
I am very pleased with the fit, and also the excellent drafting of the pattern. I particularly admired the instructions for using either a conventional machine, and/or overlocker, and /or a coverstitch machine. Ottobre knows there are machine junkies out there in sewing land :) . I think the fabric is quite similar in weight and stretch to that shown in the magazine, being a very thin viscose-spandex knit.
I managed to completely abolish the nicely shaped neckline, which is the whole interest of this shirt, by stretching the binding too hard as I used the coverstitch (the coverstitch and I still have a tenuous relationship)I also cleverly forgot to add the back neckline dart to make the v.
So we have here a bog standard t shirt, but fortunately my daughter is enarmoured of both the fabric, which she selected, and the vertically striped binding (which I lifted straight from Joy's clever knit sewing at this post). Thanks Joy.
Next she wants bell bottomed jeans. I do not think these will be quite so quick and easy.