Just a quick one today. I wasn’t planning to blog this make, but I love it so much I had to show you. This is my third Coco (pattern by Tilly and the Buttons), you may have seen my first already here. My second (unblogged) was a grey and burgundy striped version with the same boat neckline.
This time I went for the sixties funnel neck style and kept it simple with a lovely dark grey ponte knit fabric from Backstitch.
I am really happy with the result, a versatile addition to my handmade wardrobe.
Update// The Vintage Pledge Pattern Project is well underway, so I should be blogging about that soon. Can’t wait to show you what I’ve been working on.
The Coco dress by Tilly and the Buttons is another of my favourite Indie patterns. I have made two, so far, and have a third in the pipeline. It is a great wardrobe staple and is stylish and warm, which is an ideal combination. This was my first make with knit fabric, but it was nowhere near as tricky as I expected. It has inspired me to make more garments with jersey, so watch this space.
The version I will be showing you today is made from a lovely, soft, polka dot Ponte Roma jersey from Backstitch.I made minimal alterations to the pattern, adding 2 inches to the sleeve length and omitting the pockets. I normally love adding pockets, but I felt this dress would look more formal without them, and I wanted the option to wear it during the day or on nights out.
I made this last summer and I wear it often, so it is holding up well. I was planning to photograph the second version today too, but as you are about to see from the photos, the weather in Shetland this weekend made the photo taking a challenge. It was very wet and windy, so my hair is out of control in the pictures. I was going to give up and wait for a calmer day, but I find the photos kind of funny. I left one in at the end, which makes me look like cousin It, for your amusement.