I found this knit fabric with wonderful cat print and had been trying to find the perfect sewing pattern for it. It must be a simple one because I want to be able to wear it daily. Then Tilly came with her Coco pattern, just right for this fabric!
I cut size 2, the top version with long sleeves. The only alteration I made was shortening the bodice about 3 cm. True to the description, Coco is really simple to sew. The instructions are great and Tilly also has a complete step by step pictures in her blog. I made mine on my serger, and used sewing machine to finish the neckline and hem.
I stabilized an interfacing strip around the neckline, finished the raw edge with overlocker, folded it and topstitched using wide stretch stitch on my sewing machine. I really like the result, the neckline is not stretched at all and there is no gape.
This month is also Sewing Indie Month! It’s an online party with 21 independent sewing pattern designers, including Tilly and the Buttons. Check out Mari Miller of Seamster Patterns’ post to see all the participating designers, posting calendars, and prizes!
Pattern is Coco by Tilly and the Buttons, size 2.