Jen Meets Coco

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Since I’ve started sewing, I’ve been spending a lot of my time reading blogs and surfing the web to learn the tricks of the sewing trade. One of my most favourite blogs is Tilly and the Buttons. Tilly’s posts make me want to sew, and she has so many resources for new sewers. Recently, Tilly released a new pattern named Coco, and when I saw it for the first time, I swooned. Not only because the sample Tilly made was a Breton top (I looove Breton tops), but also because it’s so easy to make, customize, and wear!
This pattern has a bunch of variations, from cuffs, necks, and pockets. It can also be made as a shirt or a dress. I decided to go with a funnel neck and cuffs on the sleeve for my first Coco. I was feeling a little retro-ish that day.

It was a wee bit snowy when these were taken.

To make this dress, I chose a dreamy dark green knit (Ponte de Roma) from Fabricville. It was beautiful to work with (as far as knits go), and the colour looks great on.
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Catchin’ snowflakes

My first Coco turned out great! The pattern was super easy to understand, and I would definitely recommend it for sewers who are new to knits. Tilly also has awesome resources on her blog that accompany this pattern, like a post on cutting knit fabric, and a complete sewalong!
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I <3 Coco!

For my next project, I will be trying to make a pair of pants. Yes, pants! Should be interesting… and by interesting, I mean challenging, haha. Stay tuned!


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