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Finally, something for my Little Man.
I borrowed the recent Ottobre mag from a very good blogging friend of mine - Sarah-Jo.
In it has this very cute and easy pattern for boys overalls.

It was really easy to put together. I cut out the size 80cms forgetting to include seam allowances.
It seems to fit him so far as I tried it the other night.
It's just too darn hot to put it on him any time soon.
Temps here will get up to 39 Celsius or 102 Farenheit. It's meant to be sweltering all week. Yuck.

I do wonder if it will still fit by the time it gets cold enough to wear.
Anyway, I put some ric rac on the pockets which I'm not really liking at the moment.
I do, however, love the cute little blue buttons with the white dots.

On a different note I got my first blog award from Sarah-Jo.
She is indeed a very good blog friend.

Proximidade is described as:

'This blog invests and believes in PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes for self-aggrandizement! Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers!'

This blog award should be sent to your favorite eight bloggers and they, in turn should forward
to eight of their favorites. You should include the text for Proximidade (above) in your announcement blog.

Here are my favourite 5 bloggers... I wanted to keep the list short.

Peta - Craft and Stuff
Novy - Little Munchkins
Jo - Jelly Baby Blog
Erin - House on Hillroad
Christie - Pigeon Pair


  1. so glad you found the pattern good and the overalls look gorgeous the buttons are so sweet for a lil boy :)
    The ric rac looks nice too and with your son so young he can still pull it off!
    Thanks for the loan of your fave japanese pattern book its devine

  2. I actually really like them with the ric rac! As sarah says being a little one he can pull it off. Very cute. I have looked at a few overall patterns in the ottobre mags I have borrowed and was worried they were too advanced for me... but you say they were easy?!? Maybe I should have a closer look at the patterns I have!

    Nice job, looking forward to seeing them modelled by your son!

  3. hi,
    it is really pretty, I am looking for a pattern like that for my son. where could I find that pattern?

  4. Claire, I got the pattern from Ottobre 1/2009. If you have an existing pants pattern you could draft out the top part yourself and add a strap part for the back. The bib is just a rectangle block folded in half.

  5. Thank you so much Kim. I am very honoured and I love reading your blog too.


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