Friday, 2 March 2018

A Coco to defeat the Cold


I have yet another Coco jumper to share today, and yet another handmade gift! Every time I make this pattern I'm amazed at how different it can look with different details and fabrics. It really is a great pattern, I don't think that you'd be able to guess that this jumper, my pineapple top and my stripy top are all from the same pattern. I made this Coco for my lovely friend's Mum, who I have known for a very long time, and who kindly gave me a bag of fabric scraps given to her by her sister who works in costume. At the bottom of the bag, there was a lovely fleecy fabric which she asked me to make here a Coco out of, after having seen my wear one of my Cocos.


The pattern works with a mulitude of fabrics, and this fleece is definitely on the thicker, less stretchy end of the spectrum. To make up for the thickness of the fabric, I made the neckband wider by a couple of inches. I did that after reading this from Tilly and the Buttons, and it worked perfectly. The funnel neck isn't too bulky as I had originally feared. It's sometimes nice to go back to a familiar pattern and sew it up almost mindlessly (I have made a lot of Cocos!).



As I said, I've made so many Coco tops by now that they really are a breeze to sew, and this one was no different. It has long sleeves, cuffs and a funnel neck which really makes it a super cosy jumper; the side splits also add a nice extra detail. I was actually able to give it to the recipient on a snow-day, so it felt perfect and snuggly for the weather! I think that this make was a success, and I hope that it will be well worn! I am slightly jealous as the fabric is so soft and soft, warm jumpers are exactly what is called for at the moment.

9 comments:

  1. How nice of her to give you a bag of fabrics! This is a lovely Coco top.

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  2. So cute and I love the fluffy fabric!

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  3. What a perfect hand-made gift during the crazy cold weather we are having in the UK right now. I bet your gift recipient loved her snuggly Coco!

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  4. Such a beautiful baby blue CoCo! I hope your friends mom really liked it.

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  5. Oh my goodness that looks so warm and snuggly!

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  6. This is such a beautiful version of the Coco pattern. The fabric is so perfect. I still haven't tried any of Tilly's patterns; this looks like a must-have.

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  7. Just came across your blog. Love to see a blog by a sewer and a young one too. I have learned a lot from blogs and hope to learn from you too.

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  8. It looks so cosy in fleece. I have not made it in fleece but my big girls would love one. Jo x

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  9. It looks so cosy in fleece. I have not made it in fleece but my big girls would love one. Jo x

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