Coco

Hello lovelies, I trust you all had a good bank holiday weekend? Mine was a very busy affair involving a ska festival and Italian fashion exhibition at the V&A, a northern soul dance workshop and an all nighter on the Sunday where I danced into the small hours until my feet literally would not let me move anymore! I still can't believe that the weekend is upon us yet again, where does the time go?

Todays post is all about Coco. I'm a bit late to the party but I've finally got around to making one. I used an orange double knit fabric, it being my favourite colour and all.



This was my first time sewing from a modern pattern and the top went together easily (without the use of an overlocker).


So, what do you think? Have you made one?

Edit: Having worn this top a few times, I've noticed that it does pull on the armholes - something I'll address if I make the top again.

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  1. That's gorgeous on you! the colour is glorious! I don't know what a Coco is. Is Tilly that lovely girl who was on last year's Sewing Bee?

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    1. Yes that's her! Coco is her latest sewing pattern, I love the sixties inspired style so had to give it a go.

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  2. I'm proud to be one of your lovelies, dear Sarah! :) Orange looks fabulous on you and I never would have guessed that such a pretty top went together easy peasy. Me thinks you are far too modest about your garment making skill.

    How exciting that you participated in a northern soul dance workshop and attended a 60s all nighter! You are upholding a proud English tradition so "keep the faith."

    It's so nice to see you again, dear friend Sarah. The weekend is indeed upon us once again and I wish you a safe and happy one!

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  3. Oh. My. Gosh. I love it! I've been on the fence about buying the pattern but your version has convinced me: LOVE!

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  4. I too am late to the coco party but i've just bought my pattern and I am so excited to try it out. It looks lovely on you! I wish I could pull off that beautiful orange!

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  5. Great pics as usual. It was nice meeting you in person on Sunday, shame we didn't get to talk a bit more. I also ended up staying till early morning, definitely the best night i've had since i moved to London.

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    1. It was a great night wasn't it and it was nice to meet you too. Next time we'll have to have more of a chat, I'm sure I'll see you at another night soon!

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  6. very chic lady! the colour goes so well with your perfectly curled hair. have i ever mentioned that i love your do'? mine is too thin and straight to flick about like that
    I haven't thought of making the coco pattern because i don't have an overlocker. do you need to have one? i would love to make a striped one, but i think one with a funnel neck would be a good - as you've done here!

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    1. Thanks lovely! I swear by ghd's, my hair wouldn't be half as nice without them.

      No you don't need an overlocker, I don't have one and it sewed up fine on my machine! You have to make sure it's a double knit and not a thin jersey but Tilly has designed the pattern so it can be sewn without an overlocker. I just used a ballpoint needle and a zig zag stitch and it was fine.

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  7. Just discovered your blog after you signed up to the MMM14 pledge.

    Love your style and addiction to the sixties! That Coco looks fab on you... I will eventually get round to buying that pattern because it looks stylish in all the colours it's been made in across the blogosphere (especially the orange!) ;) Good to hear you don't need an overlocker because I would be up to creek without the proverbial paddle.

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  8. I'm glad that you enjoyed you enjoyed the holiday weekend. You look just fabulous in your Coco. I love how you've matched it with those gorgeous pants too. And tops or choosing orange!

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