For example: Size 34 hip-->Ottobre 35 3/8" Size 34 hip--> Burda is 34" Ottobre is 1 3/8" LARGER here.
Size 46 hip--> Ottobre 43 1/4" Size 46 hip--> Burda 43 1/2"Ottobre is 1/4" SMALLER here.
Size 52 hip-->Ottobre 49 1/4"Size 52 hip--> Burda is 50 1/2"Ottobre is 3/4" SMALLER here.
Here is the Ottobre size chart in inches. And here is the Burda size chart. I went back to see what I did for sizing my Ottobre coat last winter, I actually used my measurement and the size chart for accurate sizing. But apparently that was too difficult this time around for me? Back to the sweatshirt!
Even though the hip runs a tad small, this hoodie really is just fine I do think so. I wore it some this Labor Day weekend while camping. I was surprised by the overall length of it and the sleeve length. I added 1" (2.5 cm) to my traced out paper pattern to the hems considering I'm a couple inches taller then then what they design for. I had to remove the extra length!! Whaaa? And look how long the sleeves are still. I love that! The magazine refers to the sleeve style as "saddle sleeves" and I am confessing here that I've not ever heard of this sort of sleeve... it's basically a fancy version of a raglan sleeve.
It has slash pocket in front, totally useful! My fabric is a really heavyweight double sided ponte (??) I picked up from Fabric Mart last year when I went to their Pennsylvania brick and mortar store... it was dirt cheap and in their front room that is chocked full of deals. One side is dark brown while the other is a heathered brown and white. I have more of this stuff in blue, it's really nice. Maybe it's not a ponte, but it's a very heavy knit likely with poly/nylon and definitely some spandex.
I had THE MOST freakin trouble finding dual holed barrel toggle stopper thingies locally for the hood. My local big box fabric store had only navy or black. Then I had a lightbulb moment and remembered seeing them at Tuesday Morning. I've picked up a fair amount of random sewing things from their little craft section including elastics and needles. (If you don't know this store here in the U.S., it's like a smaller, simpler version of a Marshalls or TJMaxx... housewares and stuff). 49 cents for a three pack. Done. And the metal eyelets I had in my stash of vintage sewing stuff.
The pattern was really easy to sew up. I vaguely followed the directions in the magazine... there's not much to figure out so I had no problems.
I have this swanky new camera. I just set it up on the picnic table at my campsite and kept pressing the remote to take pics. Most of the photos ended up looking like this one above... me looking off in the distance at a bird or something like that and looking like an idiot waiting for the shutter to click. I could not find the exact right spot to point the frickin thing to get a picture taken. I am not the sharpest tool in the shed sometimes.
And check out my juicy new tags for my sewing creations! Simple and nice. Yes, I blocked out with my hand my full name... I don't know how I feel about the internet seeing that yet.