Sewing

My Second Coco Dress :)

Woohoo, I’m loving feeling well enough to sew so much at the moment and made my second Coco dress this week! I’m feeling more confident in my sewing too, which is amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

I made this one in black and purple ponte roma fabrics that I bought from Guthrie & Ghani last year (I love ordering from them, they’re so friendly and helpful) and I went with the long-sleeved funnel neck version this time, using black for the body and purple for the sleeves/neck.

I made size 3 again, in case the heavier ponte roma would hang differently, but ended up taking it in half an inch each side again (so two inches overall), so will make sure I adjust my pattern for next time. I guess I just prefer a slightly closer fit than is intended ๐Ÿ™‚

I was brave too haha and used my overlocker for the side seams!! I love how professional the finish is and it wasn’t that scary after practising for a while first!

My only issue, yet again, was hemming! I just don’t seem to be able to get the hang of it, but I guess it will come with practice and, as my husband pointed out, it looks fine from the outside and no one else is going to see inside!

I’m having a quiet day today, as I did overdo it a little yesterday, so I’m looking through my patterns and planning what to make next! I think probably an Agnes top, as I’ve had the pattern/material since last year. I’m very tempted by the two Named Clothing patterns I accidentally bought the other day though – Paola and Geneva – oops!! Couldn’t resist their Valentines 20% off offer!! Watch this space!

My Second Coco Dress at various stages of construction
I wrote about my original Coco Dress at the bottom of this post.

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