Of course you’ve seen the newest pattern from Tilly and the Buttons- Coco!! I have been eagerly anticipating this pattern after seeing earlier versions of it on her blog. And I was so happy to see the funnel neck variation when the pattern came out! I downloaded and printed it immediately and made one up soon after. I had been wanting to copy this Boden top for ages, and this pattern is perfect! I also love Boden’s Breton tops, so I’ll happily be copying them with this pattern too (I just need to find the perfect striped knit!)
From Tilly’s site: “Simple to sew, Coco is easy fitting, with no zips, buttons or other fiddly bits. The perfect introduction to sewing knit fabrics on a regular sewing machine, the user-friendly instructions guide you through with a jargon buster, clearly labelled pattern pieces, and photos of each step. Designed for low-stretch knit fabrics, this classic style features a boat neckline, choice of top or dress lengths, three quarter length or long sleeves, with side splits at the hips on the top version. Make it your own with optional sixties funnel roll neck, rolled cuffs and patch pockets.”
I really wanted the printed version which looks so cool, but I needed the pattern right away so sadly I had to go with the PDF version. But it was super easy to put together as far as PDF patterns go, no complaints there at all.For this dress I used a medium weight soy/organic cotton french terry fabric. (I got it locally at Bolt but you can buy it here online). We were heading to Rochester, NY to attend a military ceremony for my brother-in-law and the forecast was for 10 degree (fahrenheit) weather…I always have a hard time figuring out how to dress up in cold weather, but this dress was perfect! I actually made it with long sleeves first, and then shortened them to 3/4 length with cuffs after we got back to warmer weather.Coco is designed to be an easy fit, and I am happy with how this dress looks but I do think maybe I could go down a size on the next one. As far as construction- the directions walk you through how to sew it on a regular machine, but for mine I changed the seam allowances to 3/8″ and sewed it all on my serger. It came together super quick, I easily sewed it up in one evening. I think this pattern has so many cute variations that it is definitely more than just another t-shirt pattern, and I will be making lots more!
Tilly is having a Coco party on Friday, March 21st so if you have sewn a Coco get some pics before Friday and join in the fun! Here’s my attempt at a party pic…Haha! Can’t wait to see all of your Coco dresses and tops!