Coco Dress

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coco dress

So, urmm, I never thought this would happen! I really didn't like Coco by Tilly and The Buttons, when it was first released, and honestly saw very very few versions I liked. My sewing buddy Jayne, has made a few and I've loved all of hers, but she has a much more toned figure than me, I really didn't want to even consider what Coco might look like on my curves!

coco dress

This weekend though, I received some gorgeous Ponte de Roma from a friend, and found myself wondering about Coco, and if I could make it work for me. I tried to talk myself out of it, but it was no use, that vintage 60's vibe was calling me.

coco dress

I ordered the PDF yesterday afternoon, and within two hours I had taped the pattern together, cut out the dress and finished it!
I decided to cut the back piece to fit my high bust measurements, and the front to fit my full bust measurements. I was going to grade up only at the bust, but I wanted a loose comfy semi fitted look over my tummy and hips.
I wanted a comfy dress I could throw on and still feel put together if I needed to go anywhere. I think I got that.

coco dress

I skipped the patch pockets, but now wish I'd added inseam pockets, because I do love pockets on a dress.
I'm not at all used to wearing so much solid colour, but trim didn't appeal, so I went for a simple vintage brooch at the collar.(actually it is a scarf clip)

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I think there are dresses in my wardrobe that flatter me more than this, but I do like it, and I will wear it. I adore the funnel neck even if Woody keeps making comments about Star Trek. I feel certain my grandmother would have worn a similar style, I'm even convinced I can remember her wearing something very similar in blue.

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  1. Love the Coco in mustard! I made it in green and also got the Star trek comments!

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    1. Good to hear I am not alone with the star trek comments!

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  2. Love this! It really suits you. So autumnal, and those boots! Swoon.

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    1. Thank you! The boots are rather old now, and I'm not sure they will last much longer sadly.

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  3. Looks great! Awesome color!

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    1. Thank you Meg, yes I seem to be collecting a fair bit of mustard in my wardrobe recently.

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  4. I really like your Coco. I've made a few Coco now and I find the more drapey the fabric the better the dress looks and feels. I won't make one out of ponti again but will be making more drapey versions for usre.

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    1. That's interesting, I have some sweater knit that is more drapey that I think might work for the top.

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  5. Looks lovely and actually I wouldn't recognise it as a Coco. I do like the kneck line more interesting than the skaters dress and that colour fab!

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    1. Thanks Nicky, lovely to hear from you x

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  7. Lol , I see the Star Trek reference, at least it's not red. The dress looks really comfortable, something I would def wear. Great color on you.

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    1. Thank you! Yes I will avoid red if I make it again!

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  8. That colour is gorgeous on you! You look like the Queen of the Sun :)

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    1. What a lovely thing to say! Thank you. x

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  9. I do like this dress. I've not made one with the funnel neck yet - how do you find it holds? As in, does it flop down or stay 'up' as it were?

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    1. I find the neck holds pretty well actually, I'm guessing if you used a more drapey knit it would flop.

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  10. I love this! And I have those boots :-) *feels cool by association* xx

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  11. It looks wonderful! I made a coco in mustard ponte roma too, must do some blogging. And I have a scarf clip- I always wondered what it was for! I just bought it because I liked it. Just been reading about your Emery dress- I'm really keen to try the pattern out but going to attempt a few practise zip dresses first. Also- Hello!

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