Ella show her best side
Well, friends, March 2014 has been the busiest month in my whole life ever, ever, EVAH, with no shadow of a doubt, someone pass me the valium. Good busy, but busy. And March is not over yet. Soon, I fly to Bologna with work – gelato, anyone?
Before I climbed on a plane, I was determined to drag a task to the top of my To Do list. I was going to re-engage with my creativity. What use am I to anyone else if denied the pursuits that mean most to me?
And the perfect pattern for the over-tired? The Coco, of course! I used two ponte knits that I’d had in my stash for ages. This pattern is the perfect stash buster. I felt my fabric had a bit too much drape to pull off a dress silhouette, so went with the top. Isn’t it perfect with jeans? And I love the patch pockets. I could claim that they look misaligned because of the way I’m standing, but I think they are out by a few millimetres. Seriously. I could care less.
This is definitely the best neckline I’ve achieved on a knit make. (Long term readers will know that me and knit fabrics are not necessarily the best of friends.)
It’s a small point, but one I do want to mention: I love the way that the pattern envelope has an expanding fold (technical term, anyone?) that means you have room to shove your bulging pattern pieces back inside the envelope. That extra thoughtful detail will have added to production costs, I bet, so a big thank you from me.
Aw, I love this pattern and am sad that I missed the Coco Party yesterday. I see many more Cocos in my future. Do you?