What better way to ease myself back to sewing than Tilly's new pattern: Coco. I was lucky to get my pattern from Tilly's hand direct when some of us gathered to watch the 1st episode of GBSB2.
If you are scared of knits, Coco is the perfect pattern to start. Tilly's patterns are not only beautifully drafted, her eye for detail to make sure every step is clear and explained. I don't normally follow instructions but If I did, I wanted all to be like Coco.
Let's chat about my choice of fabric. A thrifted portuguese cotton blanket, heavy weight and medium stretch. Not really what is suggested to the pattern however I wanted to make a loose shape "big sweater" dress.
The only modification was to shape the A line to more body fitted. My dress is very chunky and cosy!
Used the end of the blanket as hem, cuffs and neckband.
I'm not sure why my camera focus is playing up, but I managed a few shoots showing the fabric texture.
Coco is really delightful to sew and Tilly's hosting a PARTY! I'm joining... are you?
Adding to the playlist: Vanessa da Mata: Nao me deixe so