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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Coco take 2!


Of course I had to make another Coco....can you blame me?  It is so comfortable, endless creative possibilities and an instant gratification project...I see more of these in my future!

So just to refresh your memory, here is the description from the pattern envelope:
Simple to sew, Coco is easy fitting, with no fiddly fastenings. The classic design features boat neckline, choice of top or dress length, three quarter or long sleeves, side splits on the top version, optional sixties-style funnel roll neck, rolled cuffs and patch pockets. 

This time I choose to make the darling funnel neck with two hip length pockets and full length sleeves.  My dress version looks longer on me that Tilly in her adorable version seen right.  

I still love the pattern....no issues with it at all and if you are new to knits, the instruction booklet has fabulous photos and written directions, you'll love sewing with this!  There aren't any markings for where the pockets are placed but that is even better as before I sewed up the side seams, I put this on over my head and placed the pockets where I wanted them.  Easy-peasy!  

Oh, I have to tell you about this fabric.  It is a hemp and organic cotton blend that is heavenly!  I purchased it from Fancy Tiger Crafts in Denver.  It washed and dried beautifully and the hand was dry and easy to work with.  I just learned what dry meant--so if this is incorrect, please let me know!  It isn't slippery at all!  The cut edge behaved beautifully and didn't roll at all--another bonus!  What I didn't think about is that I needed a slip for this dress and luckily I had one that worked perfectly.  :)  

The funnel neck was really fun to apply.  It doesn't even take that much fabric and it fit into the neck opening so very well!  I topstitched the seam on the bodice front and back edge to keep it from flopping around and it adds a cute little detail.  I also decided the pockets needed a contrast so I used this grey ponte.  Next, I decided to add the contrast edges on the sleeves.  I like the simple detail it adds.  

I can't tell you have fun this is to wear and honestly, it is so comfortable I felt like I was wearing pajamas all day!  Who doesn't love that?  

I wish DH would have told me he was snapping another picture...I would have smiled!  

Thanks for reading!


Oh yes, I love asking questions and reading your comments--what patterns have you made recently that you MUST repeat?  I'd love to know as I may need to add them to my list!


  1. That fabric looks insanely soft. Mmmmm!!!!! :) love the contrast too!

    I'm going on pair #4 of Vogue 9032 pants!!! And I must make another Belle bow blouse and another Burda 7136 in chambray, with snaps. Like, I MUST have it with snaps! :)

    1. Oh I have to check those patterns out Nakisha! I love making patterns multiple times!

  2. Okay, love your dress, and the fabric, deliciously soft or so it appears! Love the contrast too! Many thanks, and I am here from PR.

    1. Thanks Annette! The fabric is lovely. Good quality fabric is always worth the investment!

  3. Your dress looks very nice! I like it in the ivory :)

  4. Off topic: I got my Julie's Picks catalog. This is going to be dangerous! :)

    1. Me too and my bank account is already panicing!