17 March 2014

Your Cocos! (part 1)

Wow! You guys are making such gorgeous creations with the Coco sewing pattern! I love the fact that they're all so different - it's fantastic to see how you interpret the design and it just goes to show how versatile a sewing pattern can be. Here are just a few of the Cocos popping up around the internets...


I wonder whether Adey could hear me screaming from Singapore when I saw her incredible nautical chic Coco? Eeeeeeeeep! Toooo cuuuuuute!!!


Rachel has made not one but two Cocos (so far?) - the first out of a snuggly upcycled blanket, the second with two-tone sleeves. So creative!



Lynne made a beautiful emerald green Ponte dress (I might just have to copy this idea). French Seams paired her classic Breton Coco with her denim Miette skirt - perfect outfit, if you ask me!


I'm not the only one to try colour-blocking Coco (my version here). I love what Cheryl has done with her smart grey Coco dress. Dressing the Role made the hem and cuffs in a contrast colour - I'm itching to make one just like this, maybe in black and white. And Lauren made contrast colour pockets - this version has me dreaming of wearing short sleeved Coco dresses all summer long.


But you don't have to go wild with Coco. LaurenJanene and Kirsty have all made super simple, super chic versions of the funnel neck top. Just add capris and ballet flats. Very Audrey, non?


Many of you have commented on how fast and satisfying Coco is to sew. Joanne pulled herself out of a sewing funk with her speedy animal print Coco, and Karen's helped her get over her jet lag! Don't say I don't ever do anything for you...

Keep them coming, y'all! There are more Cocos (and RTW ideas for Coco variations) on the Pinterest gallery. If you want to show me what you've made, you can leave a comment on the blog with a link, or you can tweet me or post to Instagram or Pinterest using the hashtag #SewingCoco.

And don't forget that this Friday is the Coco Party! 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 any time on Friday. Use the hashtag #SewingCoco so we can all find each other and make new sewing friends, and tweet me or leave a link on my blog so I can help share some photos! And, in your post, feel free to recommend a tune for the party playlist! I'd better make a start on the sausage rolls...

19 comments:

  1. I'm so excited to see my Coco on here and all the other lush Coco's, I'm so excited in fact that I'm off to make another one right now! frenchseamsandpipedreams.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/miette-meets-coco.html?m=1

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  2. Here's my first Coco! http://thecollegeseamstress.blogspot.com/2014/03/coco-what-does-fox-say.html
    I can't wait to make more, especially the version with the funnel collar and cuffed sleeves.

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  3. So many ideas! And I already have a few more of my own! I'm sorry my pic is such bad quality, but you can use it if you would like x

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  4. Everybody's Cocos look fab, thank you for showing mine! Lynne

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  5. Hi! I wonder if anyone can help me...I have the perfect vision for this dress in a green and white polka dot - either white dots on green or vice versa - but I can't find anything like that in a stretch fabric! Has anyone got any suggestions?! Thanks so much!

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  6. Every new coco is cuter then the previous. I love the pattern

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  7. what a lovely round-up! And such a nice surprise to see mine - thank you for including it! Now I have ideas for so many more...

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  8. Wow, the more cocos I see the more I want to make one myself! They all look so pretty!

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  9. I love how different everyone's is! Lovely Coco parade! :)

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  10. ADEY IS SO CUTE! xoxoxo looks like a great pattern Tilly!

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  11. Here is a link to my Coco dresses
    http://sewlongcowgirl.blogspot.com/2014/03/more-coco-dresses.html

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    1. Oh they are so cute! Good to see they work well with short sleeves.

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  12. Hello Tilly! I love your pattern, I made two cocos:
    http://picturesofhome.blogg.se/2014/march/blue-coco.html#comment
    http://picturesofhome.blogg.se/2014/march/hippie-coco.html#comment

    Greta

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  13. It's great to see so many different versions! I got inspiration from your Coco Pinterest board and made a houndstooth version. http://memademakes.blogspot.com/2014/03/houndstooth-coco.html

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  14. Honoured to be up there with those fabulous Coco's. Thank you Tilly. Need to source some classier fabric now I know how quick it is to whip up! x

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  15. Thanks Tilly for putting my Coco up!! I'm on the search for some classic breton stripe now !

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  16. Really enjoying getting ideas from all these gorgeous Cocos. I've made a plain red one and will definitely make more. Lovely pattern.

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