This is my, um, fifth Coco dress from Tilly and the Buttons. What can I tell you, with the right fabric, I love this pattern for a comfortable make that can still look pretty dramatic.
I made this from two metres of quilted something at £2.50 a yard from The Textile Centre, a shop on Walthamstow market. The fabric is super-crazy and I wasn’t entirely convinced that I had the chutzpa to wear this. I was wrong. I have no qualms in wearing this dress!
I adore how the zig zag stitch works with the quilted texture. Isn’t it fun?
I went for a short sleeved make as a transitional piece for bidding farewell to summer. I’ve actually wondered if this would be a great dress for industry fairs. Easy to pack, wouldn’t need ironing, and people would definitely remember me amongst the sea of corporate black, navy, grey and beige. I’m lucky, I work in a creative industry so eccentric attire is happily indulged. Plus, I’ve noticed that some of the most successful individuals in my industry brand themselves. The red bow tie. Neon doc martens. Masses of silver jewellery. Fedoras. Maybe I can be the Crazy Dress Woman!
Would you brand yourself or do you consider such concepts anathema?