Yup, this is my fourth Coco, photographed as an homage to Tilly’s original launch photos. (And also because I didn’t have time to snap myself in this top.) Do you recognise the fabric? It’s leftover jersey from the Tofino Sewalong I hosted last summer. I told you that the Coco is a good stash buster! In fact, as I finished making this Coco top I was wearing my PJ bottoms in the very same fabric, albeit faded after regularly going through the wash for the past ten months. I still wear these PJs pretty much every week! Do you still wear yours?
If you’re making the top version of the Coco, as opposed to the dress, you’ll come across a slight issue with the angled hem that would otherwise extend into the skirt section. It’s not difficult to conquer. Below is my technique for dealing with this:
I hope this helps anyone else making a Coco top.
In other news, have you heard about the Minerva Meet Up on 14 June? I’m going to be a guest speaker, so it’s a good job I attended an Eloquent Woman workshop earlier this week at Trinity College, Oxford – photos from Oxford and my other myriad adventures to be found on my Instagram account.
Any topics you’d like to see covered in my talk? I’m really excited to attend the Minerva Meet Up and am particularly thrilled to return to Lancashire, the county that gave me my university education, which set me on the route to publishing, which basically changed my life. I’ll be hot-footing it North this summer for a big old sewing love in. Will you?