7 March 2014

Come to a Coco Party!


You guys, I'm loving seeing the gorgeous tops and dresses you're making with the Coco sewing pattern. So much so, I reckon we should have a party! An online party, that is, chez le internet, so everyone can come. Woop!

You are cordially invited to the (virtual) Coco Party, taking place all day on Friday 21st March. That's two weeks' time, so you've got plenty of time to order your pattern and make your Coco if you haven't done so already (it's such a speedy project!).

If you'd like to join the party, simply post a photo (or lots of photos!) of yourself wearing your Coco top or dress, even better with a cocktail/mocktail/party paraphernalia, on your blog / Twitter / Instagram / Pinterest. Use the hashtag #SewingCoco so we can all find each other at this party and get socialising, and tweet me or leave a link in the comments on this post so I can see and help share some photos! I hope this will be a nice way for us all to have fun and meet some new-to-us sewing peops online.

Update: In your post, you might also want to recommend a tune for the party playlist!

Now, this isn't a competition, it's purely for the sake of fun and conviviality, but I may just pick out one person whose photo makes me shriek the loudest with glee (whether it's for the design of their Coco, jaw-dropping sartorial wisdom, photography skills or whatever) and send them a signed copy of my book as soon as it's out.

I'll also pull out some of the pics for a dedicated round-up post of the Coco Party. Partaaaaaay!!!

Oh and BTW, I'm now on Instagram! Basically I got bullied into it by Christine, Rachel and Alana. I'm not quite sure what to do, so if you have any tips on using Instagram, please do share. Are there any image editing apps you recommend? Should you re-Instagram stuff like you'd retweet something? What kinds of things would you like to see me post on there?

See you at the Coco Party!

57 comments:

  1. oh YAY you are on IG!! Super duper!! Just post some of your amazing colorful photos or WIPs, I love IG eye candy most of all :)

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  2. I've just finished my top. First time with knits and your tips have been really helpful. And the pattern worked beautifully. I'll certainly be making another some time soon. http://scrandasmusings.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/coco.html

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  3. Oh this is fun! I just ordered my pattern the other day. I'm hoping my pattern is one in that stack on Instagram. I'm going out in just a few minutes to look for fabric for it. Thanks for sharing so much wonderful information.

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  4. What a lovely Idea!! I'll try to be there for your party!!

    Oh... and: I just ordered your book (I couldn't resist) when will it be ready?

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  5. Yay... I am sooooo attending..... please reserve me a drink and a balloon!!!

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  6. Great to hear you're on IG Tilly! I like to use 'Afterlight' app for brightening and sharpening up my images :) you can find me @messyjesse1 ! xo

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  7. Party sounds like fun. I ordered my pattern the other day so am looking forward to that arriving. I've also ordered fabric for a couple of incarnations and two of those are currently prewashing (that's how seriously I'm trying to make my Cocos turn out well!). I haven't used a knit fabric before (I've been studying your posts carefully) so it will be quite an adventure but if it turns out well, I have great plans. Hoping I can get one finished by 21st - need to talk to the little ones about sleeping so that mummy can sew in the evenings...

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  8. I've ordered the pattern Tilly, but am having trouble finding the right material. I would love to make a navy & white stripe dress like yours but can't find the right material online anywhere :-0 I've read your post on the materials for it, but think you brought you're stripe material in a store?

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    1. I got the white striped fabric from The Cloth House in Soho, and the navy stripes from Simply Fabrics in Brixton. There are a few places online that do stripes, including Dragonfly Fabrics.

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    2. Ok thank you, I have now found the perfect material from Joel & Son, can't wait to make it!

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  9. Here is my Coco! :) http://belgianseams.blogspot.be/2014/03/coucou-coco.html

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  10. I made may Coco today and love it!! I can definitely see myself making *many* more in the future!! Heres' my blog post: https://dressingtherole.wordpress.com/2014/03/08/crazy-for-coco/

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  11. Yeah!!! That means I really need to find some fabric asap...

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  12. Wow that gives me inspiration to get sewing!!!

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  13. Hi, I just uploaded my coco to flickr! I love her! Now I want to go and make five more!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/61219515@N08/13014625525/in/photostream/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/61219515@N08/13015186354/in/photostream/
    Ute

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  14. Here we go... I'm going to make another because of my own silly fabric washing issues but I love the pattern! You might at least appreciate the title of my blog post!
    http://thepandasews.com/2014/03/09/i-should-coco/

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  15. Hi, well, I did make another coco: a mini coco! I adapted the beachy boatneck pattern from blank slate patterns http://www.flickr.com/photos/61219515@N08/13039596175/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/61219515@N08/13039757743/

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  16. Tilly, thanks so much for this beautiful pattern and your patience with the posts explaining everything! I love it! Here is my [first] Coco: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/56717276531847257/

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    1. You're very welcome. What a lovely dress!

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    2. Thanks! I'm in love with this pattern, I have to say. I just made another one! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/56717276531889328/

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  17. Love this dress! Color block Coco http://www.pinterest.com/pin/417990409137589989/
    Entered in the "New to Me Pattern" contest on pattern review, so glad to have found you!
    http://sewing.patternreview.com/review/pattern/96143

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    1. I love this! The colour blocking and colours that you've used make it look so chic.

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  18. First Coco completed - http://boomstitch.wordpress.com/2014/03/10/coco-numero-uno/
    Rubbish photo but the dress looks great! Plans afoot for numero dos, hopefully it'll be ready for the Coco party :-)

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  19. Yeh! Is this the first ever party when everyone comes in the same dress?
    Boom ting!

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  20. Hi! I just finished my first Coco http://www.flickr.com/photos/justsewjenna/13066231805/ and I love it! Brilliant pattern, thank you very much! I'm off to look for some more fabric to make myself a dress...

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    1. Really cute! Love the contrast sleeves.

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  21. Ready to party!!!!


    http://houseofpinheiro.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/sewingcoco-tillys-new-pattern.html

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  22. Coco goes to work...
    http://frenchseamsandpipedreams.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/coco-goes-to-work.html?m=1

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  23. opps, I done it again: http://houseofpinheiro.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/oppsi-have-sewn-coco-again.html

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  24. Here's my first Coco: http://thecollegeseamstress.blogspot.com/2014/03/coco-what-does-fox-say.html

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  25. My Coco-licious dress:
    http://enantiomerproject.blogspot.com/2014/03/bonjour-coco.html

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    1. Oh this is lovely! The applique is a cute addition.

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  26. Miette meets Coco http://frenchseamsandpipedreams.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/miette-meets-coco.html

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  27. my florentine Coco dress: http://mycutesewing.wordpress.com/2014/03/18/a-florentine-coco-party/

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  28. Totally besotted with my new dress...

    http://www.am-i-a-dreamer.blogspot.nl/2014/03/tilly-walnes-coco-sewing-pattern-1003.html

    Thanks for a great pattern Tilly.

    Katie x

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  29. I blogged my first Coco today, many more to come! Thanks for the great pattern!

    http://www.cutcutsew.com/tilly-and-the-buttons-coco-dress/

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    1. I love this! It's so chic - I'm going to make one just like that...

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  30. Hooray! I'm ready to party! http://instagram.com/p/lxJX8NyHGi/

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  31. Hello Tilly! Thank you, this pattern is just amazing :D
    I blogged my Coco here : http://elroperodemitia.blogspot.fr/2014/03/coco-party.html#comment-form

    Paola

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  32. It's almost Friday night here in Australia - so the party's started!! Here is my coco Tilly and I LOVE it :)
    http://nearestthepinblog.wordpress.com/2014/03/21/its-a-coco-party/

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  33. Thanks for this lovely pattern, it's a really great dress for spring time!! I already (or rather almost) made two.
    It's about half past seven now in Vienna, I'm ready to party!!! =)
    --> http://lemonpieandchocolatecookies.blogspot.co.at/2014/03/1-1-2-cocos.html

    Marlies

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  34. I love this pattern so much! Just made two short-sleeved Coco dresses for the summer!
    1. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/56717276532346148/
    2. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/56717276532041595/

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    1. Oh my goodness, they're adorable!

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