If you follow me on Twitter you may have seen that some time ago I bought a few meters of some unknown knit fabric. For 20p a metre. Yeah, that’s not a typo. The fabric shop staff didn’t know what it was so were selling it off at 20p!! It’s a soft, medium weight, scuba type knit, in a rich purple colour.
Well I finally made something with it! A plain and simple Coco dress.
I whizzed it up in an evening. Didn’t bother with pockets, cuffs or the funnel neck! I thought I’d keep it simple because I haven’t sewn anything for myself for a good couple of months; I wanted a quick fix!
I chose the Coco because of it’s simplicity in design; no darts or anything that would cause the dress to be too bulky. Because the fabric is relatively heavy.
I don’t tend to like 3/4 length sleeves because I’m always cold but decided to sew them for a change… and I think they look nice!
This is only my second Coco; I wear my blue one loads so I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to make another. I made the last one in a size 3 and it is pretty baggy so I cut my traced pattern down to a size 2 for this one. And the fit is now fab 🙂 If I’m honest it was a little tight under the arms but I’m wearing it as I write and it’s now midday, and it must have stretched a bit because it’s not so bad. Phew. That was my silly fault for not sticking to the size 3 around the arms because I’ve had this problem before with armsyces….
But on the whole it’s soooo comfy. I’m soooo happy that I have a couple more metres of this fabric!
What more can I say? Everyone loves a Coco….
P.S. Edit: This was my 100th post. Yay! Thank you dear sewing friends 😛