joining the coco love and sewing indie month

I can see why everyone loves Tilly and the Buttons’ new pattern, Coco. Lots of people in the sewing blogosphere can’t stop at one Coco, and I’m one of them.

I made two Coco’s on the weekend. Super easy and quick to make. Lovely clear instructions. The sleeves were a breeze, sewing them in flat. It was so useful that Tilly had marked the front and back on the sleeve pattern piece. That’s something I usually get wrong.

I really like the 60s style funnel neck. As it’s coming into winter here I made both my work and play versions with long sleeves and the funnel neck.

Coco for work.

For my work Coco, I made a top with a jersey from Tessuti. I added a band at the bottom rather than have the side-splits. I used my over-locker and twin needles for the top-stitching. The over-locker wasn’t really necessary, but I’m just not that used to knits and I sort of did it on auto-pilot.

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Coco for play

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I made the dress length. I used a lovely teal ponti from a2f. I added a couple of inches to the hem.

I used a fitting method I first learnt when making my dress for the Mad Men challenge.  I basted the side seams then tried the dress on inside out and pinned the seams to fit, carefully took the dress off and re-did the seams.

For this Coco all I used was my machine with the twin needles. Quick to make and fun to wear. I’d definitely recommend Tilly’s Coco. Have you made your Coco yet? I’ve already got plans for a red Coco dress.

Tilly is part of Sewing Indie Month, a celebration and promotion of independent pattern designers. I’m going to enter my teal Coco into the everyday casual category. You can see all the everyday entries at Cashmerette.

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