I absolutely LOVE Ottobre Magazine and their patterns! When I ordered my very first magazine from Banberry Place– who by the way has a great selection of Ottobre patterns and magazines, I was extremely overwhelmed by the pattern sheets that were nothing but lines and lines and lines. However, they are rather easy to use once you get the hang of them.
PinkTink needed some new dresses, as she has grown out of most of the ones from last fall, so I spent a day whipping up a few variations of the Ottobre Summer 3/2012 Jungle Stripes dress.
It is made of a very soft and super comfy grey and pink jersey knit from Banberry Place as well. Oh! How I love the great knits that they carry. You should check them out! I made a few different variations of the dress. On this one, I added a sash tie at the waist for some more definition and ruffles at the bottom as PinkTink demands that every.single.item have ruffles on it.
Overall, I am very pleased with how it came out, it was very simple to put together. I did not add the pockets and omitted the pleats at the neckband as the elastic would gather it nicely. It has become a staple in the girls closet and gets alot of wear already.