Due to the current exceptional circumstances, the majority of the editorial team of the OTTOBRE magazine are now working from their homes. We have good experience in telecommuting because during the whole period of our operation, a large number of our staff have been based in various European countries. As a customer, you can expect that matters will continue to be dealt with as usual.
Our webshop also continues to operate normally. Like before, all orders for magazine issues will be dispatched from Turku, Finland, on the first business day following the order. Orders for 1–3 issues will continue to be sent by letter mail. Delays in deliveries that are not due to us may occur with the local postal services, depending on the country of destination. Therefore we hope that you remain patient and kindly ask you to follow information about the postal services in your country.
All orders for four or more magazine issues destined for continental Europe will for the time being be sent by parcel post. A tracking code will be sent to the email address that you provided in your order, so that you can track the progress of your parcel online.
As a small independent publisher, we want to thank you for helping us to ensure the future operation of our company. We hope that you all will stay healthy and safe during these exceptional times.
Once a toddler is out of diapers, it's time to start wearing big boys' underwear. The boxer briefs and long johns are made with the same pattern. Both have center panels on the front and back, which allow for ease of movement and contribute to a better fit. The boxer briefs are sewn from printed cotton single jersey and the long johns from organic-cotton rib knit. This design is also suitable for allergic children as the waist elastic is enclosed within a casing.
The tank top is perfect for wearing under a sweatshirt or some other long-sleeve top. It's made from organic-cotton single jersey with organic-cotton ribbed bindings.
Here in the northern hemisphere, the days of November get shorter and shorter as the polar night approaches. Now is a good time to browse through OTTOBRE magazines and take your sewing machine out!
We decided to brighten up this murky time of the year with a DIY-FRIDAY campaign that will take place over the entire coming weekend. We will deliver all single issues of our magazine that are available in our webshop POSTAGE-FREE THROUGHOUT THE WORLD!
The offer is valid from 00:01 on Friday, November 25, until midnight on Sunday, November 27. (Finnish time UTC. +2:00)
PS. Mehän toimitamme kaikki Suomeen tilatut irtonumerot postikuluitta aina muulloinkin, eli jotain muutakin oli keksittävä.. Kun tilaat kaksi lehteä, SAAT KOLMANNEN ILMAISEKSI! Tarjoamme siis kaikkiin Suomeen toimitettaviin tilauksiin jokaisen kahden maksetun irtonumeron kaupanpäällisiksi yhden ilmaisen lehden!
The most versatile clothes can be worn both as underwear and sleepwear, and perhaps even as indoor playwear! This shirt & leggings set is made from cotton rib knit that has a good stretch and feels pleasant to wear. The neckline of the shirt is is finished with self-fabric binding whereas its bottom edge and sleeve edges are hemmed. The leggings have an elastic casing at the waist.
You'll find the rib knit fabrics in our Etsy shop!
It's lovely to have a hot bath or take a sauna on a cold winter evening and wrap up in a soft bathrobe afterwards! These cute bathrobes are sewn from organic-cotton terry cloth. It's an easy material to work with, and it stays soft wash after wash. The straight-cut pattern is also suitable for waffle fabric, velour knit or knit terry.
The bathrobes have large patch pockets and a beautifully shaped hood with a ribbed binding along its face edge. Down the front there is a long zipper that even a young child is able to open and close. If you wish to allow some growing room, make the bathrobe in a bigger size than the child wears now.
Get your sewing machine ready — our OTTOBRE design® kids 6/2022 is soon to be published! In this issue we designed cosy clothing for everyday use; bathrobes, underwear as well as a sleepsuit, a nightdress and two-piece pajamas. We also designed winter special-occasion outfits for children of all ages; five beautiful dresses, a vest and pants set from corduroy, a classic gingham shirt, a soft flannel shirt and wide-wale corduroy pants — just to name a few!
You can already browse the magazine online and order it to be mailed to you postage-free until 30 November 2022! The official publishing date for the issue is on 15 November 2022.
The fabulous print pattern of this dress featured dark, intense autumn colors. The large-patterned fabric is further accented by using small-patterned fabric for the details of the dress. The bodice front panels are overlapped, shaped with gathers under the bust and sewn to a waistband that is stabilized with interfacing. The lower edge of the bodice back is gathered with six rows of elasticized shirring, and the ends of the tie belts are attached to the side seams, aligning them with the front waistband. The skirt section is composed of two gathered tiers for added volume. The dress has gathered sleeve caps, and the cuffs at the bottom edges of the sleeves are created with elasticized shirring.
Extra-fine merino wool is a luxurious winter material. It feels pleasant even on bare skin and doesn't itch at all. We used it for making this lovely twin set, comprising a long-sleeve top and a wrap cardigan. The end of both ties of the cardigan are stitched to the front-edge corners, and the left tie is threaded through an opening in the side seam to the right side. Wool can be freshened up just by airing, which makes it an easy-care material beyond compare.
The twin set is paired with beautiful cropped pants sewn from slightly stretchy cotton satin with a Japanese-style print. Their contoured waistband ensures a comfortable, flattering fit. They have a fly-front zipper, curved hip pockets on the front and patch pockets on the back.