So, I guess it’s time to put my money where my mouth is.
I’ve been rabbiting on about creating the ultimate capsule wardrobe (you can see my post here). I think it’s probably about time I start sharing some of those makes with you, don’t you think?
One of the first things I’ve made is this deliciously comfy Coco top.
I’m sure you’ve come across the Coco already. The lovely, vintage inspired Tilly and her cocos are all over the internet. Quite rightly too – this french-inspired top and dress pattern sure is a beauty.
I used a lovely thick terry knit fabric remnant I bought when I was in Italy. Amazingly cosy. It’s comfy like a sweatshirt, but a just a smidgen more classy.
The fabric was an off-cut that was quite a bit smaller than I would have liked, but with a bit of careful trickery and my mamma’s help (and about an hour of adjusting and readjusting the pattern pieces) we were able to squeeze it all in.
I trimmed down the sides by an inch so there’s a little less kick out at the bottom (let’s just say I don’t need any extra volume in my hip area).
Apart from that little alteration, I cut a straight size 4 and am really pleased with the fit.
No messing, this digital pattern was great. Add in the helpful tips on Tilly’s website and this pattern is a true winner.
I’ve already planned a few more versions. One version already on the cards is in a stretchy black scuba that I picked up the other day on Goldhawk Road. I’m. So. Excited. I may even skip a nap to get it made up (naps are precious around here – particularly with a bambino who doesn’t like nights)
Have you tried the coco? Or do you have a great pattern you think people should be checking out?