OTTOBRE Design is a fashion and pattern magazine produced in Finland. It is published six times per year: four issues containing designs for children (Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter) and two issues for women.
The themes are:
In a Fairytale Mood
The Winter Collection for preschoolers captures the spirit of fairy-tales. Tops, pants, hooded jackets, a dress, a skirt and a tunic. Duffle coats, faux-fur bodywarmer, a cardigan and a dress coat for the winter. Sizes 62-92 cm.
Special-occasion clothes for babies: dresses, topes and pants. A sweet hooded coat and a furry faux-fur set. A much-requested raglan-sleeve bodysuit and baby sleeper. Sizes 56-92 cm
A Little Luxury
The schoolchildren's wonderful winter collection is pepped up with a pinch of glamour and luxury. Snazzy special-occasion clothes, warm wool coats and lovely knits. Sizes 128-170 cm
If you're not familiar with Ottobre:
Each issue contains more than approximately 20 designs presented in a magazine layout style with color pictures, descriptions, fabric recommendations, instructions, and full sized patterns. The pattern sheets contained in the magazine require tracing before use (it is an overlay design with color coding). There is both a Yahoo group and a Flickr group dedicated to making clothing from Ottobre magazine. You will find both sites to be inspirational as well as practical.
Sizing is based on the metric system. Children's issues contain patterns for Babies, Toddlers, and Girls/Boys (up to 170 cm in height or 5 1/2 feet, big kids!).
You'll find the women's issues to be a breath of fresh air. Models feature real women with real bodies. Most issues contain at least one pattern for maternity wear or designs that can be converted for maternity wear. European sizes 34 to 52 (US size 4 to 22).