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Coco Love

This week I have definitely fallen in love with the Coco.
I made my first Coco back in October and it was the most amazingly comfortable dress I have made. It’s the type of dress you can wear everyday with sparkly pumps or dress up for a meal out.

 

My first Coco.

 

This week I went Coco crazy on my sewing machine. Monday started off with some birthday sewing and I made a grey and navy version. The front panel is grey with the back and sleeves being navy and finished off with grey top stitching.

 

Navy and grey.

 

Work then got in the way and I had no time for sewing until Friday night. Go me and my exciting Friday night plans! First up was another colour blocked version with a black back and the front and sleeves in a mini black and white dog tooth print.

 

Black and white.

 

The third Coco of the week was a grey version with pink top stitching. I’m hoping to add pink some pockets to the front. I thinking of trying the pink heart pockets following The Crafty Pinups tutorial. What do you think?

 

Grey and pink.

 

Another brilliant pattern by Tilly and the Buttons with the best instructions.

I did make a few small alterations to the pattern. I cut the pattern in a size 8 (massive boobs!) and then graded to a size 6 under the bust. I also had to take in the sleeves by 4cm and the hem up by 6cm. I really need to learn how to do a FBA, another of my sewing resolutions!

I can’t tell you much about the fabric other than it is a type of knit, is so so soft and very special. I was given the fabricwhen we were sorting Mr C’s mums craft room. Ros very sadly didn’t get a chance to do all the crafting she had planned in her craft room which was filled to bursting. I’m sure she would love my Cocos.

 

This weeks Coco’s.

 

Another one of my #2017makenine complete and January isn’t even over yet! As we are currently revamping the bathroom my craft space has been taken over so no sewing machine activity, hence the massive Coco sewathon. I do have a crocheting project on the go which I’m hoping to get finished in the next few weeks and I also want to get the fabric sorted for the Fancy Forest quilt.

 

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What have you been making in January?

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