Yay! I finally made my Tilly and the Buttons Coco dress! This pattern is absolutely beautiful and so simple to make, too. I was a bit sceptical at first as I watched people all over Twitter declaring that they’d whipped their dresses up in an afternoon…. but now that I’ve managed just that myself, I’m proud to be #sewingcoco with the rest of you!
I made the size ‘3’ pattern and chose to do the long sleeves and plain neckline variation. I also shortened the hem by about 4 inches (I’m 5’3 and like my dresses to be above the knee) but this was very easy to do and Tilly gives you clear guidance on when and where to make the chop. I also added some little patch pockets to the front but you can hardly see them because my pattern matching is so brilliant (modest and proud).
I’ll definitely be making another Coco – next time I’ll perhaps take a couple of inches out of the top width and do cropped sleeves too. Have you made a Coco yet?
Oh and I’ve had a lot of you asking about the fabric – I used a lovely, double jersey from Minerva Crafts with an aztec print. It was only £4.99 a metre and feels fantastic!