All of my angst over the shirt disappeared though when that white envelope containing the new issue of Ottobre Design arrived. There's plenty that I like for M and B.
The coat would be perfect for next winter as a dressier option. The button down shirt is adorable but I don't know how much my girls would wear it. The leggings with gathering on the side offer a little twist on the usual. The pants have pockets on both sides and a cute detail on the bottom of the legs. I have some voile that I picked up last summer that would be perfect for the tunic. The pinafore is on the smaller end of what size I've been sewing but I think with a few little adjustments it would make a sweet top.
For P there was a pair of pants (#25) that I liked and 2 shirts (#24 and #22) that would work for him. As for K, the skirt that has a step-by-step tutorial on OD's blog would be nice. Maybe she could sew it? There was also a pair of jeans ( #32) and a hooded short sleeve tunic (#30) that she likes. Plenty of sewing will be done out of this issue!
On another note, I've come up with my version of Gymboree's knit shorts. I'm planning on putting together my first tutorial (with pictures!) to show how I did it. Be looking for that sometime next week.:)
The top pair is from Gymboree and the bottom pink and purple is mine.