Friday, August 27, 2010

Gorgeous Autumn Prize Draw! Mildred Multi-Use Wrap


 As the autumn draws in and the days get cooler, nice and warm accessories come in handy again. This autumn we are especially proud of our simplest item, a knit wrap. In addition to only requiring one pattern piece, it is easy to sew and fun to wear. And what’s more, it suits any figure!

The wrap can be worn as a short cape, folded in a double loop for a neck scarf, or pulled over the head as a hood. You can even slip two wraps on at the same time. Worn as a pelerine round the shoulders, the wrap keeps the chill off on cool days. It also transforms a basic top or tunic into elegant office wear.

You can secure the wrap in position with a large kilt pin or a striking brooch. For a truly distinctive effect, you can drop the wrap down to the hips for a miniskirt, or wear it over just one shoulder like a toga. Your imagination is the only limit!

The best material for the wrap is soft, lightweight and well-draping single jersey – either in viscose, cotton or a warm viscose/wool blend.
You can order viscose/wool single jersey from our online shop.

Take part in a draw for lovely prizes! Tell us which of the wraps displayed in the photos, or which of the ways it is worn, appeals to you most. Post your opinion by writing it in the Comment field and you will be entered in a draw for a wrap and tunic made to your own measurements as well as for two viscose/wool wraps. All winners can choose the size of the wrap as well as its color from the range of the knits stocked in our shop.

The draw will take place September 8, 2010.

If you wish to enter with two draw tickets, publish the front cover of our latest issue on your blog and link it to our draw. Remember to include your blog address in the comment!


UPDATE: The draw has ended and the winners will be published shortly.

151 comments:

Anonymous said...

The magazine was full of great ideas as usual, but this wrap was the greatest. Picture 4 is probably my favourite.

-Saila Le.-

Cassie said...

I think I like #2 the best. All the versions are intriguing-but I can't quite figure out how some of the effects were achieved!

Mel said...

I like the contrast of #7 the best, though I'm not sure how to go about it. Can't wait to get the magazine, I hear it's already popping up in places. Thank you for a wonderful looking issue.

Joy said...

I think I like #4 and #8 the best. I never thought of making a wrap before, but it seems simple enough and it's nice to see pictures of different wearing options.

Sade said...

I like the best number 4 and number 7. I think both are great ways to cover up in the early days of autumn without having to carry a jacket around.

I received my Ottobre magazine yesterday and was planning on making this wrap, and I love the free time / sports clothing as well. I find it a pity that the more fitted patters for coats and shirts are only made up to size 46, because I'd love to make them but I'd have to grade them up 2-3 sizes.

sproutingflowers said...

I like the style of number 2 best, but would like to see it (with that outfit) in black instead. I may have to find some nice knit to make a wrap like this for my mom for Christmas!

Leah said...

I love picture 6 the best. Beautiful!

I'm waiting for my issue, but know it won't be in until probably Tuesday... but I'm currently sewing from the Spring/Summer issue.

sproutingflowers said...

I wrote about this giveaway on my blog. Thank you!

http://sproutingflowers.wordpress.com/2010/08/27/ottobre-design-giveaway-mildred-multi-use-wrap/

Christine said...

oh i adore #8 and #9......how can i choose?? i will make two and wear them both at the same time and get the full effect :)

Fay said...

I like #2, but #8 is nice also, and you would not need a jacket.

mamacita said...

number 7 is definitely my favorite and the most original...

Jne4sl said...

I think you can't go wrong with the simplicity of #4, it would be a pretty addition to so many tops. I'm intrigued by the asymmetric wrapping in #3 and #7, too. I'll have to see those in person. Can't wait for the issue!

Christine said...

http://sunnyrosegardens.blogspot.com/

Finland is hot when it comes to sewing! These issues have an entire wardrobe of rockin' potential for any woman, of any size and shape :)

http://ottobredesign.blogspot.com/2010/08/gorgeous-autumn-prize-draw-mildred.html

Susan said...

Oh, I love these. It is very hard to pick a favorite. I think the middle right gets my vote, but the middle left is a close contender.

http://welcometomyworld-susan.blogspot.com/

Laurie said...

I love #4 & & 8 best. I plan on making a wrap and shirt in the same fabric - so many ways to wear it!

Loretta said...

Love number 4. Can hardly wait for my magazine to arrive, this looks like a fabulous issue.

Rena said...

Love the simplicity and elegance of this. Cannot wait to get the new magazine in my hands!

Elizabeth S said...

I love #4 but #7 comes in a close second, it looks so interesting!

Leah said...

Blogged about it here:

http://l3designs.blogspot.com/2010/08/ottobre-sewing.html

gatorgirl4325 said...

#5 is my favorite! Look forward to getting this magazine so much!!

Heather said...

I love #4! I think it looks so chic and put together but still comfortable! I will be making one of these!

melonkelli said...

I like #5. Lovely!

Kim said...

So many cute choices! I think I like #2 and #4, I can't wait to get my mag to see how to make them work!

Melissa said...

What a fabuluos prize! I can hardly wait for my magazine to arrive (fingers crossed it's today!). It's really hard to choose a favorite, but I really love #8.

MelissaB - noboty at gmail dot com

Sev said...

I like #4 et #8.
Waiting for my issue... perhaps tomorrow!
Blogged about it here : http://tortueduptibois.canalblog.com/archives/2010/08/27/18911903.html

kristi said...

I love number 5 and number 9! two different looks!
love the magazine, can't wait for the white envelope to arrive.

Rhoda Agerbak said...

I love number 8...my neck gets so cold! Waiting for the issue in excited anticipation!

knittingrid said...

I really like Number Five, so simple and elegant!

Chris Davis said...

I liked #4 best but #2 is a close second.

An said...

I love number two! But most of all, I love that there are so many ways to wear it!

Irina said...

Hi!
I like #2 the most. I am breastfeeding mom and I think this version of the wrap will be a very useful and comfortable addition to my wardrobe. Look forward to get this issue soon.

Tcilou said...

They all are Very nice, but my favorit is the number 7!

Crossing fingers to win!

AmeliaSews said...

I love both colors on view 7. What a versatile piece!

djamila78 said...

All are very beautifull,my favorut is 7
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lorchick @ ON{thelaundry}LINE said...

I liked #2 and #8. I'm gonna be brestfeeding in a few months and that wrap combined with nursing camisoles will make for an elegant look and discreet nursing!

carolyn said...

I love #7, but I also love that it is so versatile.

Maricali said...

Ma préférée est la 7.... merci c'est très beau

Dana said...

I love #4. I will be a grandmother again in late November and I think I will make one for my daughter for when she is nursing my new granddaughter. It will be a beautiful cover-up.

Erika said...

When I've made it I'm sure I'll try out to use it like a hood like you've suggested in te magazine, must be so comfy!

But of the options presented here I like 9 best, you must've thought out of the box for this one for sure!

Voske said...

What I like best is #2, #4 looks a lot like it and #9 is very, very nice!

Ana said...

Hi,
I just got the magazine in the mail today. It was the best part of my day to browse it. I like setup #7 the best.
Regards,
Ana

CK said...

I like #7 best, it looks like a funky ruched top.

maia said...

I like #9 the best, this is the way I would wear it the most, I guess.

Nicole said...

I love the way it is worn on photo 4 and 7 best. Blogged here:
http://dotsnstripes.blogspot.com/

klara said...

Well i like more than one but no 7 the most. But no 9 and no 4 are also very nice.

Sara said...

I think I like #4 the best- so lovely and simple- perfect for those of us who are not adventurous dressers :)

Natalie said...

I love how it looks in #4! I also love the look of #9.

WandaFish said...

I like the elegance and simplicity of #4 the best, although all of them look great! It looks so easy and comfortable to wear.

Tanya said...

I love #4 best, so elegant.

Sew4Fun said...

It's interesting to see all the different ways this wrap can be worn. I like #4 the best, for it's simplicity and elegance.

mermaids said...

when i first saw it on the website, i was not crazy about it, but after seeing these different options, my opinions have changed. i think #3 is my favorite, but what really appeals to me is the versatility.

Stitch-n-Lounge said...

Love it wrapped in picture #4. I didn't know if I liked it or not when I saw the pictures on your website but seeing all these options has changed my mind.

amy said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this thing! I'm so excited to play around with it! My favorites are #2, #4 and #1, although I'm going to have to give all the other alternatives a try, too. I also posted on my blog about this: http://wannashareaneedle.blogspot.com/2010/08/love-me-some-ottobre.html

Yay, Ottobre!

Melinda said...

I love items like this that can be worn multiple ways. All of the versions look fantastic but I think #4 would be my favourite. #8 comes in a close second.

artkat said...

I like #5 with the pin best. My magazine arrived today so I am looking at my stash of material trying to decide which fabric to use to make this. blklman at xtra dot co dot nz

Rose said...

I like #8--it just makes me feel warm and cuddly looking at it.

Rose
needlespinsthorns blogspot com

Helen said...

I love 7 the best, I can't wait to make some of these.

Tracey said...

What an incredible versatile piece. I love the drape of #4. This will be on the top of the list to make when I head back into the workforce after being a stay at home Mum.

Jessica said...

These are a lot of possibilities !
I like most of them, but number 2 is my favorite.

Branka said...

It's hard to choose, they all look great, but I would say #1 looks best. Thanks for this wrap, it's like a delicious desert in your latest magazine issue!

Atelier Eigenhandig said...

I like numbers 6 and 8 the best. Perfect with a matching shirt. Love it !

stuntsewing said...

7 rocks, but knowing me 4 is probably the one that'll get worn around here.

-Corie

Hanneke said...

I like #7 the most. I already made 2, but don't get it that nice.
#3 is also a favourit.

freshaircrafting said...

I love #7!!

Tania said...

I don't see too many loving #5 but I would wear that one all the time! The pin gives it such a dressy Scottish touch:)

HeleenH said...

I like nr. 7 best on the model, but will probably wear nr. 8 and 2 more often. I like this item and will probably make a couple. My first one will be made from a blue jersey left over from my first home made pyjama's, made from an altered trousers pattern and a longsleeve pattern of earlier ottobre women magazines.

Jen said...

They're all so great - I Like #4 for its simplicity but I'm drawn to the look of #1 and #8. My husband likes the look of #7 and wants me to figure out how to get that effect.

So Bella said...

Love #4 and #8 - very cool!

glayla said...

I like the way #8 is draped, simple but lovely and also functional.

Allison said...

I love #7 - guessing this is two wraps?

est_el_le said...

Picture 7 is my favourite

nd2204 said...

I like the versions 5, 8 and 9. The color does of course also very much. And there should be able to make a decision! ;)

stacy said...

I love the idea of making the wrap in two different colors for a completely different look. I have to say, #7 is my favorite design.

Jinty Ahoy said...

#8 for the win! I love that it adds colour and you don't have to worry about it coming undone and falling off, like a scarf.

http://jintyahoy.blogspot.com/2010/08/ottobre-giveaway.html

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Carla said...

I like no. 2 best. But I'd try the others out.
:)

Pam (DragonflyUnlimited) said...

I think I like #2 best, but some of the other styles are intriguing also!

You've made me start thinking, with the "toga" comment...one of our fall plays at the high school needs togas. I could make a simple knee-length shift and pop a wrap over it for "instant toga"! Since I'll be costuming around 20 kids in togas, something fast and easy is probably best. Thanks for the idea!

I blogged about this issue and the giveaway at DragonflyUnlimited - Ottobre Woman Wrap Contest

sewliz said...

I love #2 the best, worn as a light outerwear piece or an extra layer inside to keep warm. But I'm intrigued by the others and all the variations you show!

Unikuu said...

I like 2, 4 and 8 most.
also i linked in my blog
http://terapiahuone.blogspot.com/2010/08/ottobre-design-woman-510-uusin-lehti.html

jennhague said...

I like both #1 and number 8. All the variations are great. My very style conscious young teen likes # 8 as well. Can't wait to get my issue.
Jenn H- NC

Anonymous said...

Number 4 and #8...it's too hard to choose!

Anonymous said...

I received my magazine and love it, especially the wrap! But I came here (and to the website) looking for the full-figured woman alterations promised for the jersey tops and the coat. Where can I find these instructions?

Samma said...

My fave is number 8. But most styles are very wearable.

I posted few words about the newest issue in my blog: http://sammahar.blogspot.com/2010/08/uusin-ottobre-design.html

nadege said...

I prefer the number 7, but all are very beautifull ways to wear it !

sooz said...

Tough choice! I think 2 is my favourite, though I am sure I will be making one and wearing it in several of the ways!

Kimber said...

What a great issue! The wrap is genius - I love # 4 and # 5 the best. So sophisticated and versatile.

tic@ said...

I'd say n°2 and n°8! These look so comfy and "lady-like".
I posted it on the French website:
http://ottobreaddicts.canalblog.com/archives/2010/08/18/18840776.html

Tingelstiina said...

Number 7 is my favourite! I also blogged about the prize draw: http://tingelitaivas.blogspot.com/2010/08/ottobre-arpoo.html :)

Christy Sews said...

I love the look of #7!

treegirl7 said...

Number 7 is the one that I like the best.

*marjuska* said...

Numbers 7 & 2 are my favourites.

www.vakerryksia.blogspot.com

Elissavet said...

My favorite is number 8.

Rachelle said...

I like number 9 the best, might have to go stash diving.

ett tu tre said...

I like number 8 and number 7, but number 8 is my absolute favourite style, it will be great for cold days at work or at home. I wasn´t planning to sew one, but when I see the wrap in different styles here on the blog, I´ve changed my mind. I´m definitely going to sew one or two for myself.

Unaja said...

My favorites are numbers 3 and 7.

I'll also advertise prize draw here: http://www.unajanunelmia.blogspot.com/

Laurwyn said...

I am really enjoying number 8. It looks so comfy and pretty in the same time. I also think that the draping would be so so so flattering!

Also, I have linked your cover for the second draw on my blog: http://quirkyprettycute.blogspot.com/2010/08/surprisingly-amazing-ottobre.html

Satu said...

I`m about to try them all! My favourite however is #3.
I also link the cover of the latest issue on my blog:
http://by-peukaloinen.blogspot.com

Jessica said...

#7 appeals to me the most because it is so unusual.

Ann Brodsky said...

I can't wait to try this pattern. I think wrap style 4 is the most appealing to me, but I love the colors against the black dress in the other styles.

Sandra (sewfossy) UK said...

#7 is my favorite - very chic! Is this folded in a double loop? Would be lovely and warm for Winter

Ann Brodsky said...

Oops! Forgot to mention- I just put the cover of this issue and blogged about it at http://sewbabynews.blogspot.com/

Margaret said...

I like numbers 3 and 8. I plan on purchasing the magazine for that pattern, but I haven't figured out they drape that way.

Anonymous said...

My favourite is No 2!!!
Greetings from Croatia
Christiane

mermaids said...

I always blog about the new issues because it is so exciting to get the new magazine in the mail. :)

http://mermaids103.blogspot.com/2010/08/its-here.html

Izzie said...

I like numbers 2 and 3 and I will definitely be making this simple pattern up..I'm thinking Christmas presents! This is a great issue and I will be making several of the patterns. Thanks! And keep up the good work!

Yoga with Gaileee, E-RYT said...

I like wrap number 4. My friend Tammy (Izzie) told me about the contest, but actually,I'll probably post this on my yoga blog, as you have workout wear featured in this OTTOBRE issue.

Thank you!

yogawithgaileee at gmail dot com

Yoga with Gaileee, E-RYT said...

I made a blog post on my yoga site about the wrap, and also about the yoga clothing you have in the issue. Here is my link..

http://yogawithgaileee.blogspot.com/2010/08/new-yoga-clothes-patterns-from-ottobre.html

Thanks!
yogawithgaileee at gmail dot com

Christie said...

I like number 4 and 8 the best, I think. Thanks for another great issue!

Karen said...

I think number 2 for me - so amazing it can be worn all those ways!

Delben said...

I think No4 is my kind of style. But all the versions give quite a lot of inspiration and options.

Megbud said...
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Megbud said...

I like numbers 4 & 5 the best. I really like the tops in this issue, especially number #1 with the flowers on it.

Vibeke said...

I like number 8 best. Warm and cosy. It would also make a nice gift as others have said.

And Ottobre; when are you going to give us bra patterns? I'd love to see you put your drafting skills and creativity into a good sturdy bra pattern. One of the variations could be with wool jersey (lining?). I hate those slimy nylon things or sweaty cottons for winter.

Tatjana said...

#7 is amazing!

hanna-naa said...

I think number 2 is the best one :)

http://hanna-naa.blogspot.com/

Simone Fiedel said...

Hard decision, as they all look great. But I think my favourite is #7. Anyway, I will have to sew many of them and wear them in every possible way!
I am so much looking forward to my issue...

Debora said...

I love views 2 and 7. I've already started reviewing my stash to see what I might use to make the wraps myself!

never-tease-a-weasel said...

I love #8...I'd love to have one of those wraps...and I'd also love to know what viscose jersey is called in the United States! Is it jersey with spandex or lycra in it? I see it all the time in the magazine and I always wonder! I'd love to get my hands on a wrap in your lovely European fabric!

Lesli Richards

Rebecca said...

I love #7........ it looks so elegant and chic. It also looks like something from Anthropologie, which is my style, but to expensive. I love how you can wear it so many ways!!

Rebecca said...

blogged about it!!

http://pliestopirouettes.blogspot.com/2010/09/most-amazing-wrap-giveaway.html

Pam (DragonflyUnlimited) said...

@never-tease-a-weasel: viscose jersey is rayon jersey.

@Ottobre: when will the fabrics for this new issue get posted on the otto fabric blog?

@Ottobre: when will the FBA directions be posted here?

@Ottobre: Also, will you have diagrams on how to wrap the wrap in some of the ways it is shown here? Yesterday I finally figured out that the cover wrap is actually *two* wraps! It would be easier if there were directions or diagrams.

Thanks! I already told my favorite wrap (#2)and blogged about the new issue. This is just a comment, not a contest entry. :-)

Miss Violetta said...

Thank you for this great idea!

My very favourite style/ photo is No. 4. But No. 1, 3 and 5 are also great!

:-))

eben Julia said...

Hello,
I love the new magazine, thank you very much!
My favourite style is on picture no. 3, besides I love the other ideas, too.

Anonymous said...

I like #7 best for style, but I would often pull one out of my bag and wear simple #4 when I am cold.

Questions -

1. Should this be cut with the stretch going the long way to allow for twisting, or would it be better to cut it with the stretch going across the short width for stability?


2. Is there an easy way to copy the photos? I need a reference for myself to post in my closet. I'd also like to include a one page (or half page) printout with these style ideas with the ones I give as gifts. I think a line drawing could suffice for that.

Monika said...

No 8 is my clear favorite. it looks so warm on neck and shoulders and has such a nice drape.
Looking forward to the next winter!

Anonymous said...

Hi there,
picture 7 is the way it looks wonderful on me!

Michaela

Rian said...

Hi, I like number 4 because it is so special. But because I am not the type who likes to have a lot of attention, I would choose number 8. Especially, because it keeps my shoulders warm and prevents me from getting a painfull neck. (hope this is good english)

Rian said...

Hi, I like number 4 because it is so special. But because I am not the type who likes to have a lot of attention, I would choose number 8. Especially, because it keeps my shoulders warm and prevents me from getting a painfull neck. (hope this is good english)

Jacqueline said...

Version nr 4 appeals most to me because it looks like a cozy, comfortable way to stay warm yet maintain a professional look. I look forward to versatile combinations.

Anonymous said...

Nro 7 näyttää tosi hyvältä, itse tulen varmaan eniten käyttämään wräppiä mallin nro 4 tavoin.

zilla [at] wippies.fi

Ciel said...

I love the idea of it being worn as a hood - nice and cosy for chilly evenings!

Amanda said...

I love the look of number 7, but can't quite figure out how it is done. I hope you will do a post showing us how the trickier versions are wrapped!

Sew_Happily_Ever_After said...

LOVE the way #7 is worn! Thanks for such a wonderful magazine and wonderful sewing patterns!
maadrose at sbcglobal dot net

Ingrid said...

I'd say it was number 7 as this gives the most visual interest for me. Such a simple concept and such a stunning result, brilliant design Ottobre!

Johanna said...

#7 is great for those of us without much waist to speak of! I would really like to try wearing the wraps that way.

Sewfast said...

I love number 1!!! mdeeter@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I would prefer number 8! Greetings from Germany.

maarit said...

I prefer number 4. It seems to be comfortable to wear but at the same time looks elegant :)

Stash said...

I prefer #4. I like the more simple look. When I was younger, I would have worn the more "twisty" looks, but now, I think the simpler one would look better with my other clothes and I could wear it with just about anything.

keri said...

I like the simplicity and easy wear-ability of 4 and 5; and the cosy, warm, snugness of 8. I love #5's colour - very pretty!

tutteli said...

I'll have to go for nr 8 and 2!

TiinaK said...

7 on paras. Kaipailen niitä rintavan muutosohjeita tunikaan...

JOLANDA said...

I like nr 8 and 4 the most.

Stephie said...

Thank you very much for this adorable and versatile pattern. Even at the end of my pregnancy and while I'm nursing I will be able to wear it - that's great.
My odds-on favourite is number 8. It will be warm and cosy in the upcoming chilly month.

Anonymous said...

I like most #8.
- Pikku-Tiina -

Sani said...

I like most #2.

Anonymous said...

I really like no 7. I love that it is so different (I can't work out how you did it) and the colour contrast is wonderful.
Diana, Melbourne, Australia

Anonymous said...

I love this design, especially number 2 an 8! I just recently subscribed to Ottobre and this may be the first thing I make.
Carolyn, San Francisco, CA

Mirja/Daniel said...

I love most number 2 and 8. It´s such a beautiful way how to wear it. It´making your style really special. GREAT!!!

Faye Lewis said...
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Faye Lewis said...

I'm already in love with #'s 4, 5, 8 & 9. But if I had to choose only one, it would be #5. I'm linking, hope I'm not to late.
Blog address: fayessewingadventure.blogspot.com

lisabeth said...

I am a new sewer and I just found your magazine. I was looking for larger sizes. cute patterns are hard to find in the US. I just love this wrap. Number 2 is my favorite. It's very flattering to all sizes!!
Please keep developing womens patterns in extended sizes!!! Thank you