Portuguese Bloggers sew Ottobre - Miss Castelinhos
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Portuguese Bloggers sew Ottobre

… and a giveaway for all Ottobre fans!
This has been in the works for quite a while… but finally 15 Portuguese bloggers manage to find time in their busy sewing schedule to dedicate a tour to the amazing… OTTOBRE Design!

This well known magazine is celebrating it’s 15th anniversary. (get it?! 15 years… 15 bloggers… clever, right?!) Each one of us chose a different pattern from any issue. (which was not easy!)

I went for the latest, Autumn 4/2015, the Woodland kids patterns,  nº 16 and nº 17, the “wolf” sweater and pants.ottobre15years-03This might be the cutest outfit I ever made! (seriously!! it’s freakin’ adorable!! so is the kid in it!) I made no alterations to the pattern. The fabric is a knit from Nosh (but, of course!), Denim Look College in grey and blue. For the neckband, cuffs and waistband, I used grey ribbing, bought in Rome.ottobre15years-01The front panel of the sweater has a wolf face, which was really easy to assemble (and I didn’t even read the instructions, because I had a french issue… just followed the pictures! mon français c’est pa good…)ottobre15years-02ottobre15years-09The ears are adorable! (if only I’d press the seam allowance to the right side, they would hold up!)

The pants are super quick and easy to sew. I made them in less than 2 hours, including cutting the fabric! (and I’m a slow sewer!) I love this style of pants for toddlers, slightly slouchy, and the kangaroo pocket is a nice little feature!ottobre15years-08The stripe in the raglan sleeve gives it a “sporty” look. ottobre15years-04I tried to embroider the wolf’s eyes, but my skills in that department are far worst, so what’s the easy way out?! Buttons… and that’s how you get a green eyed wolf!ottobre15years-05There is an amazing giveaway* running along with this tour! Ottobre design(R) was outstandingly kind – a huge thank you for your generosity!
Seven lucky readers from all of the participants blogs will win one of the following: 

  • five one-year subscriptions for Ottobre magazine (kids+women’s issues)
  • one gift card of 50 euros to Ottobre’s fabric shop on Etsy
  • one gift card of 30 euros to Maças d’Amor fabric shop (where you can find nani IRO, Cotton and Steel, Dashwood Studio, Soft Cactus prints and many more), brought to you by all the Portuguese bloggers participating on this tour. 🙂 

The giveaway will be open from October 15th to October 29th. Enter the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win!
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*Open internationally. You must have +18 years old to enter. Void were prohibited by law.        ottobre15years-07Don’t forget to see what the other ladies are up to. Here’s the line up:
Thursday, October 15 – DoGuincho
Friday, October 16 – Miss Castelinhos  |  Rita Pirolita
Monday, October 19 – In a Manner of Sewing  |  Conversas de Hermanas
Tuesday, October 20 – Fairies, Bubbles & Co.  |  Maças d’Amor
Wednesday, October 21 – Made by Sara  |  Saídos da Concha
Thursday, October 22 – Pico Pico  |  Pequeno Mundo a 3+1
Friday, October 23 – S is for Sewing  |  Sew Happy
Monday, October 26 – La Folie Sewing Booth  |  House of Estrela

53 Comments
  • Patricia Bissos

    October 16, 2015 at 8:47 am Reply

    Love it! The ears look great like that! it makes a not so scary wolf 😉 My daughter would love this sweater!

    • Diana

      October 16, 2015 at 9:03 am Reply

      Thanks Patricia! I’ve learned to embrace my mistakes, otherwise, I would have nothing to show! ;D

  • Emi

    October 16, 2015 at 8:50 am Reply

    Diana, you are so right! This outfit is frea-king cute!!!! I love how you got creative and used buttons for eyes. Totally what I would have done, since hand-stitching, embroidery, etc. is so not my thing, ha ha. Love that Nosh fabric, too! <3

    • Diana

      October 16, 2015 at 9:07 am Reply

      Thanks Emi! You say creative, I say lazy… 😀 The Nosh fabric is amazing, super soft!

  • Rita @ conversasdehermanas

    October 16, 2015 at 9:13 am Reply

    WOW! Adoro! O Francisco ia delirar com esta sweatshirt! Mega kit! ADORO! (upsss acho que já tinha dito… )

    • Diana

      October 16, 2015 at 9:57 am Reply

      Obrigada Rita! O Francisco ficaria o máximo… não sei porquê, mas acho que combina com a personalidade! ;D

  • Marta Duarte

    October 16, 2015 at 9:18 am Reply

    This is tooooooo cute! Love the colors compo (one of my fav…). Love the ears detail, and the button-eyes. Beautiful outfit, mist of sporty and everyday wear.

    • Diana

      October 16, 2015 at 9:56 am Reply

      Thanks Marta! This is great for toddlers, super confortable, and stylish! 😀

  • Andreia Salgueiro

    October 16, 2015 at 9:19 am Reply

    That´s the cutest wolf ever! We´re wolf fans over here, I need to make this ASAP for my kids! And I love the pants too! <3

    • Diana

      October 16, 2015 at 9:55 am Reply

      Thanks Andreia! You should make this, your son would look adorable and a little pink wolf, might be perfect! 😀 The pants are awesome, a great starting point… I’m already thinking about what I could add to them.

  • Ines

    October 16, 2015 at 10:25 am Reply

    O máximo! Está tão giro Diana! Perfect everything! <3 You've done great at assembling the wolf! Super super cute! And one can never go wrong with NOSH right? Heheh 😉

    • Diana

      October 16, 2015 at 1:27 pm Reply

      Obrigada Inês! Já não quero outro tipo de malhas. São viciantes!

  • Marta

    October 16, 2015 at 10:51 am Reply

    Diana, that’s the cutest outfit ever! and so comfy too!
    I love your photo shoot location. Every time I pass by those rounded things I think to myself: “I must bring the girls here for some fun photos…”

    • Diana

      October 16, 2015 at 1:26 pm Reply

      Thanks Marta! Those sculptures are very close to my house… I thought of them because it looked like a big “O”.

  • Carla

    October 16, 2015 at 11:14 am Reply

    Uau Diana. Adoro!!! Agora vou ter que fazer este modelito para o meu rapazola <3 <3 <3

    • Diana

      October 16, 2015 at 1:17 pm Reply

      Obrigada Carla! Faz sim… ficam os manos mais estilosos das redondezas!

  • Lyn

    October 16, 2015 at 1:53 pm Reply

    Oh my goodness – I’m relatively confident there is no possible way to make this any cuter!
    And the wild just seems a little under the weather – no worries there 😉

    • Diana

      October 16, 2015 at 1:59 pm Reply

      Thanks Lyn! 😀

  • Soraia de Sousa Mendes

    October 16, 2015 at 2:38 pm Reply

    WOW!! Great outfit! Great patterns, great fabric choices and amazing model! You rock!

    • Diana

      October 16, 2015 at 5:31 pm Reply

      Thanks Soraia! Can’t wait to see what you’ve done! 😀

  • Tonya

    October 16, 2015 at 5:21 pm Reply

    So adorable!

    • Diana

      October 16, 2015 at 5:32 pm Reply

      Thanks Tonya! 🙂

  • knitbunnie

    October 16, 2015 at 5:21 pm Reply

    Your wolf shirt is wonderful!

    • Diana

      October 16, 2015 at 5:31 pm Reply

      Thanks! 🙂

  • auschick

    October 16, 2015 at 7:07 pm Reply

    Wow what an amazing giveaway! I have a couple of ottobre magazines – need to do more sewing from them!

  • Maria Borges Duarte

    October 16, 2015 at 9:43 pm Reply

    So so cute!! What an adorable little wolf 😉 Really love the outfit and your colours choices 🙂

    • Diana

      October 16, 2015 at 11:02 pm Reply

      Thanks Maria! 😀

  • Lee

    October 17, 2015 at 1:41 am Reply

    A fabulous sewing job! What a great outfit!

  • Dawn Jones

    October 17, 2015 at 5:21 am Reply

    So very cute.

  • inspinration

    October 17, 2015 at 6:20 am Reply

    Love the outfit and love Ottobre!

  • Nancy Hilderbrand

    October 17, 2015 at 9:30 am Reply

    That was one cute wolf. I think the button eyes gave the wolf character.

  • Ana Sofia

    October 17, 2015 at 12:36 pm Reply

    I’m not afraid of the big bad wolf – especially if it looks as cute as this little one 🙂
    Great outfit Diana! Love the color combo (and yes, buttons look better than embroidery in my world a well, lol).
    I still need venture a bit (a lot) more with knits. I can envision so many fun outfits waiting for me/my kids!!

    • Diana

      October 17, 2015 at 1:58 pm Reply

      Thanks Ana! I was afraid of knits, but once you get started and you get it right, you’ll never go back! 😀

  • Rebecca

    October 17, 2015 at 4:38 pm Reply

    This pattern magazine/catalog has the greatest patterns in it. thanks for such an awesome giveaway!

  • Claire Sutherland

    October 18, 2015 at 6:34 am Reply

    This is beyond cute! Absolutely love it !!

  • Tânia

    October 18, 2015 at 6:17 pm Reply

    Diana, o teu lobito ficou super querido!

    • Diana

      October 19, 2015 at 11:47 am Reply

      Obrigada Tânia! 😀

  • Diane B

    October 18, 2015 at 7:17 pm Reply

    Thank you for introducing Ottebre Designs.
    The Wolf is almost adorable as the model:)
    I’ve got plenty of little girls and boys to sew for. Thank you for the opportunity.

    • Diana

      October 19, 2015 at 11:47 am Reply

      Thank you for reading Diane! I’m glad you liked it!

  • Paula

    October 19, 2015 at 12:00 am Reply

    Muito giro!
    Roupa que dá mesmo para brincar!

    • Diana

      October 19, 2015 at 11:46 am Reply

      Obrigada Paula! Para mim, é o melhor tipo de roupa!

  • Joana

    October 19, 2015 at 8:54 pm Reply

    O resultado é muito giro, para além de parecer muito confortável! 🙂 Obrigada pela oportunidade.

    • Diana

      October 19, 2015 at 10:53 pm Reply

      Obrigada Joana! 😀

  • Ann

    October 20, 2015 at 8:44 am Reply

    I followed you here from kids clothes week. Love the outfit! I’ve always wanted to look at an Ottobre magazine.

    • Diana

      October 20, 2015 at 9:01 am Reply

      Thanks for your visit Ann! Maybe you’ll be our lucky winner! 🙂

  • Karina Alves

    October 20, 2015 at 11:51 pm Reply

    Realmente, está uma fofura. Dá gosto ver. Aqui no Brasil está super quente, mas essa é uma roupa linda para quando esfriar um pouco. Abraços.

  • Olga Becker

    October 21, 2015 at 5:55 pm Reply

    Adorable! He is the cutest!

    • Diana

      October 21, 2015 at 8:16 pm Reply

      Thanks Olga! I’m glad you liked it!

  • Magda E.

    October 23, 2015 at 9:37 am Reply

    ficou espetacular Diana. a sweat é uma das que quero fazer (mais tarde) para o meu Santiago. foi amor à primeira vista assim que comprei a revista. A tua escolha de cores tb resultou muito bem. =D

    • Diana

      October 23, 2015 at 1:46 pm Reply

      Obrigada Magda! Eu também gostei assim que vi a capa da revista. E é simples de fazer, mas fica com um aspecto impecável e super original!

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  • Virginia

    October 27, 2015 at 6:26 pm Reply

    That wolf is adorable!! A very well done outfit 🙂

  • Majda

    October 27, 2015 at 8:29 pm Reply

    I realy like the sweater. I think I will sew it for my grandson :-)))

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