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!
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.
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.
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)
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.