Yay! So yesterday I actually sat at my machine and started a Coco. Am I the last, in sewing circles, to have made a Coco? There are lots and lots of examples on this on Tilly’s Pinterest board.
Well, to be precise, I have not made a Coco, just started one.
But my first achievement, one I have been putting off for soooo long, was to re thread my overlocker with black thread. A successful task which actually took me minutes. So why had I procrastinated about this for weeks?
This is my material. I had picked it up at Fabworks, Dewsbury, last November.
And you can see the reverse of it here. Black. It’s a 2 layer jersey of some sort with a small amount of stretch in 2 directions. There is quite a weight to the fabric so I thought it would be perfect for this quite structured garment. It wasn’t expensive so I wish I’d bought more!
I have a history of boaty necklines so I used my upper bust measurement for the size and increased the width at the bust by 10mm at every side seam.
For those that don’t know, this is the Coco.
And this is how far I had got after an hour or so.
The image above is with the funnel neck up; but it can be folded over (see bottom photo)
I love it. The fabric is perfect. With a pair of leggings or jeans, I could see me wearing this an awful lot.
One problem. I have run out of fabric.
I originally bought the fabric for a sweatshirt with contrasting black sleeves. But I changed my mind. When I measured up for the Coco I was sure I was going to squeeze a couple of sleeves out of it too.
But no, just one sleeve.
I’m not sure about contrasting sleeves on a Coco.
My only hope is that there is still some of this fabric at the shop. We’ve a blogger’s meet up in Dewsbury in a couple of weeks time, organised by the fabulous Thimberlina. Fabworks is one shop we’ll be visiting. But Fabworks is a remnant shop so once it’s gone, it’s gone.
So my plan is to make it up with black sleeves and check the fit.
I could wait for a fortnight, fingers crossed, and hope the roll of fabric is still there. Or I might even just have a sneaky trip over this Saturday.
Love, Lucie xx