Sewing

Another Coco Dress :)

I fancied a quick make this week, so I made myself another Tilly and the Buttons Coco Dress out of this awesome owlie fabric that I bought a while ago from Fabric Land. Sadly they don’t have it anymore though.

I cut a size 2 this time, as I always have to take the size 3 in so much to get the kind of fit I’m happy with and it fits perfectly 😊 The only alteration I made was to reshape the skirt part slightly, as the material is too soft to hold the Coco shape.

I love it!! 😊

My Coco dress in awesome Owlie print material

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 🙂

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 🙂

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.

Sewing, sewnwithhart

#sewnwithhart – Day Three – New for You

My aim this year is to overcome my doubts and fears generally about making clothes. There aren’t really any specific skills I’m aiming to learn, I just want to make at least one item of clothing a month. Next on my list is my second Coco dress, in black and purple ponte roma fabric.

Coco Dress Pattern & Fabric