9 September 2014

Stripes + Stripes Coco

Coco sewing pattern

What's better than Florals + Stripes? Why, Stripes + Stripes, of course!

This is my eleventh (yes, eleventh) Coco - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 78, and 9 and 10 unblogged. So I have more than enough options to wear for OWOP, One Week One Pattern, the challenge going on at the moment in the sewing community to wear garments made from a single sewing pattern for seven days in a row. (You can follow my OWOP week on Instagram.) Maybe I should make it OFOP? Or even OMOP?


This top actually began life as a Coco sample sewn up for the step photos in the pattern instructions. I already have a similar one with a single red pocket that was made for the cover image photo, so I decided to do something different with this one. Inspired by this Petit Bateau dress, I wanted to try out using two contrast stripe fabrics. The width between the stripes on the two fabrics I used was a little different so they don't completely match up, but that's okay - I really like the effect anyway.



Now I'm itching to make a dress version too...

Are you taking part in OWOP? If so, what are you wearing?

[Soundtrack: 'Always' by Bent]

19 comments:

  1. I'm doing Coco's for my OWOP!! I have 7 dresses! So I totally understand :)

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  2. Although I have several Cocos, I am wearing Capital Chic White Russians and Vogue 1247 for my OWOP challenge. I love your Coco with the contrasting pockets.

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  3. Love this, I have five cocos (2 of which are not made from Jersey and are yet to be blogged) as much as I love it though my #OWOP dress of choice is Emery by Christine Haynes.

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  4. I love this coco, the stripes are fab. I have 2 cocos and I am planning a third. For my OWOP challenge I am wearing Colette Patterns Sorbetto; I had 2 of these sewn up already and the challenge motivated me to finish a further 3, including 2 with my first attempt at self drafted sleeves.

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  5. I've 4 Coco at the moment, but I'm wearing Malvarosa dress by Pauline Alice for OWOP (as you can see on my instagram profile "ornellaia").
    I think that for next autumn/winter I'll wearing often these 2 patterns, both very comfortable (I can use them also with a pair of leggins to go to work by bicycle).

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  6. this looks really nice, i love the stripes! i have the coco pattern, i'm just searching for the perfect knit fabric to make it with. for OWOP i'm wearing my three versions of the Anna Dress from BHL. it's been really exciting so far, i love having to find different ways to style them each day :)

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  7. Funny enough I am wearing Coco's all this week for OWOP, I have two tops and two dresses and one in the making, so will have to get creative. So far so good, will post next week on my blog. Love your contrast pockets on stripes.

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  8. Hey Tilly! Loving those stripes with stripes! bedazzled is the word.
    Yes I am doing owop ...its vintage for me all the way..I am blogging about it each day too!
    bestest Daisy j x

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  9. This is my favorite one yet!! They just get better each time!! I'm so anxious to get started on my Coco this fall.. once I'm out of maternity wear, I have a feeling this top and leggings will be my go-to through the holidays. :)

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  10. I have four coco dresses and a top so am wearing those this week. My liquorice all sorts miette is going down a storm with people asking where I bought it :) so cool to be able to say I made it.

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  11. Lovely. I am very drawn to stripes. Especially the navy and white variety. Look forward to seeing your other versions.

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  12. Can't get enough stripes in my life! I'm wearing various incarnations of Style Arc Elle pants. 2 days to go!

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  13. I love this Coco! Incredibly how a detail like that can transform a whole garment! I'm doing the free and fabulous Plantain for OWOP. Day 4, worn all 4 I've made once. Time to do laundry! x

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  14. I'm doing OWOP! I'm using the bodice from simplicity 4070 and winging it on the skirt!
    Frankie
    Www.knitwits-owls.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. Nice twist on a classic - You´ll end up with cocos enough for a year ;)
    For owop im doing pants, simplicity 3688. Mostly because i needed to add more pants to my wardrope - I only instagram http://instagram.com/insta.granny

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  16. Oooo, I like a lot. I've been wondering about doing some stripes patches on a Coco. You can never have too many, right? Maybe a support group for Coco-holics anonymous soon, he, he. I'm wearing my Cocos for OWOP - did some cheeky daytime cutting out yesterday, and going to sew it up tonight.

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  17. Love this striped top! This would be nice coming into Spring. It would look really nice with jeans.
    http://www.sweetwordsprettypictures.com

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  18. Hi Tilly, would the Coco work in a sweatshirt fabric? I'm looking to make my own Christmas 'jumper' for this festive season.

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