The Coco pattern is for a super simple stretch dress or top. I made the dress version, and used the contrast yoke pattern hack from this blog post. Here’s how it turned out:
Coco is one of the fastest patterns I’ve ever made. It has a really clever construction; the sleeve and side seams are sewn as one, so there’s no need to set in the sleeves (hooray!), and overall there are barely any seams to sew.
I was determined to pattern match the side seams, and I think I did a pretty good job if I do say so myself…
I am a huge fan of Tilly and the Buttons patterns, but the Coco is hands-down my favourite. It’s so comfy and easy to make, I’d go as far as to say it’s my favourite pattern ever! There seem to be infinite variations you can make, so be prepared to see many other Cocos in the future!
Pattern: ‘Coco’ from Tilly and the Buttons
Size/Fit: I made a size 1, no adjustments necessary.
Fabric: Striped and red ponte di roma, both from Fabric Godmother.
Sewing Time: A couple of hours.
Quality of instructions: Great, as is always the case with Tilly and the Buttons!
Difficulty: Easiest! Perfect for beginners.
Adjustments: Added contrast yoke.
Make again? Definitely.