HOW TO | Ottobre  Design KIDS Sewing Magazine Tutorial

HOW TO | Ottobre Design KIDS Sewing Magazine Tutorial


okay so today I’m gonna be tracing out a dress from October kids design and this is the spring one 2014 now I really love October II kids magazines I find their sizing to be absolutely fantastic and they’ve got sizes that range from baby all the way up to teenagers so to about fifteen or sixteen so they have a long life and they’ve got they use some really cute fabrics and they show you a picture of the design the line drawing and what sizes is available in so if you look at this little zip up hooded jumper it’s in sizes 92 to 134 centimeters so their goal by height chest measurements which I find to be more accurate than things that just say three or four years or five years okay so this is the pattern that I’m gonna be tracing out so I’m making a dress for my little girls this is the same pattern actually but it’s just got different sleeves so that style number 25 in that’s available in the ninety two two one three four centimeters my girls are about a hundred and twenty centimeters but you can see there’s some really lovely standard staples for kids and I also like that most of their designs are made using knit fabrics knit fabrics are definitely a lot more comfortable for kids in my opinion because as the children grow it doesn’t become very uncomfortable or restrictive because the fabric stretches out with them and then you’ve got a page that shows you all of the nine drawings and again you’re getting all of these patterns in one sewing magazine so I love this I have about six six of these or Tobruk kids design magazines and even though this is from 2014 you’ve seen the styles in there they are still you know it’s not about being on trend okay so you’ve got your size shots he for the girls and for the boys and he sort of circled the ones that you need in order to trace them and then so each Pat’s him it shows you the line drawing the pattern pieces that you need to trace out how many of each pattern piece you need to trace out and it also tells you where to find it I’m just going to show you the pattern sheets right now they are so I’ve already made a few things from this particular issue before but you can see if they are multicolored which I like I don’t like pattern sheets that are only in two colors not gonna mention names but certain so in magazines only do black and red which makes it more challenging but here you’ve got your Blues your red your green and your black so you just don’t hold that and then you trace it the patterns do not include assume allowance you have to add the seam allowances yourself this is the standard for all for most sewing magazines I’m just going to show you the rest of the pattern so then you’ve got your size charts again on there I have some baby clothes and some baby christening gowns that’s really cute fabric baby so what I used to make a lot of baby stuff for my twins from Atari and then you put your young teenage child so you’ve got the jeans and the top is about Cod again really Frankie trousers and you know a lot of the stuff that they also make is kind of unisex gender-neutral sort of stuff yeah and then they put like a second color that kind of like upside down so we’re gonna get on street-racing number 25 called the funny faces dress so I’ve got one two three four five six seven thousand pieces to trace out and we’ll be right back after we finished tracing those out okay so for tracing out I put my pencil I’ve got my Rula and then I’ve got my baking parchment so this is catering baking parchment which I buy off of ebay or amazon and it’s 450 millimeters wide so that’s 45 centimeters wide normal baking parchment which you buy for the house is about 30 centimetres wide I think so this is just a little bit extra wide and it’s 50 metres long so this lasts me ages but I like this because it’s slightly transparent so that if I have to do any pattern matching I am able to see through the the crease pattern pieces okay and I’m using some cans from the kitchen as Pat Conroy’s I’m just gonna trace these out and I will add in the seam allowance I’m going to work with my usual half an inch seam allowance and because that’s what I prefer to work with what we know from looking on here on the instructions is that we need pattern sheets see and it’s blue line so I’ve got pattern sheets see and it’s the blue lines and you can already see the big numbers in blue to show you we’re about to see your pattern piece and it’s always just a good idea to eyeball it first we kind of pattern piece two is the sleeve so you can kind of follow it around and you can see okay so that’s where the sleeve is before you start tracing out so I’m gonna set myself up and I have to trace all of these pattern pieces so I’m actually doing this view a here without those little tie bits because I think that those are just unnecessarily fussy and I’m making it in the size one to two cuz my girls are just about 1 1 6 but they they they grow really fast so it’s gonna be the one to two here’s my setup for tracing I’ve got my pattern sheet from a magazine underneath and then I have my baking parchment over and I weigh it down my kitchen cans or whatever you can use to weigh it down so that this doesn’t move around but as you can see it’s transparent so I can see the lines easily there’s my red line there’s my blue line there’s my green line there but here I’m tracing out this here pattern piece number eight which goes it’s a rectangular pattern piece actually okay and it has to be on the fold so if a pattern piece has to be on a fold that I line it with the edge of my baking parchment just like that and so what we’re doing is I’d be using a ruler but I’m just tracing over it just like that this is the simplest way that you can trace your patterns if you want to just trace the line and then later on edge your seam allowances so if you’re going for 1/2 an inch just be kind of like adding a half an inch there so that’s the simplest way to trace your patterns that doesn’t damage your original pattern sheets so here we go with adding the seam allowances afterwards so I’m doing a half an inch and I just use my ruler this is why this quilting rulers are so indispensable when it comes to tracing your cutting sheets because they if you there we go I have an inch this is what I work with but if you’re used to working with five eighths of an inch just add your 5/8 of an inch just like that but I find it easier to do this and just lying lying through and boom you’re done okay so I just wanted to show you that the front and the back board is actually just one piece that you have to trace out but then there’s just got the different neckline so the lower neckline is for the front and the higher neckline is for the back what that looks like when you play is that you’ve got this here right so that’s the back and that’s the front so i trace it off one and then I use I’ll just fold up my baking parchment so this is very useful to put your baking parchment edge along your old line so this is the fold and so all I do is I will line it up and turn it over and then I will just trace off one of these either the back or the front and then that way I will have the back and the front two cutting pieces and I’m just gonna cut them out so here we are here we are and I’m just gonna cut both of them in one go even though I only had to trace it once and then this is where I now then separate and then I will cut the front neckline and then the back neckline on the other pattern piece hope that this makes sense so I put in some shorthand so that I always know what pattern piece I’m looking at eventually later on so okay D is autobrake is design and I always put in the size that I’ve traced one to two centimeters and I also put in the month and year of the issue this is the style number in the magazine itself and half an inch is the seam allowance that I have used because I do use different seam allowances for different things so I do make a note if I’ve used a half an inch and pattern piece name which is the back and then times one on a fold and that’s it guys that’s how you trace your pattern piece and you get it ready for sewing thank you so much for watching I hope that you found this very useful and if you did give it a big thumbs up down below if you haven’t already do remember to subscribe for new certain related videos every week and for now enjoy about 50% of the things that I have sewn up from autobrake happy sewing bye [Music] you [Music]

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