Folks I present to you my version of Tilly’s dreamchild, Coco. I did not want to hold back from making it, & downloaded my very own version as soon as it was released, but sewing priorities meant I had to wait ….until…..last week.
The funnel neck lured me and is suitably alluring. I had some incredible sky blue Merino jersey that the wonderful Mrs C had sent across to me all the way from New Zealand that had been waiting to be made into a cardigan. It had waited a while though, partly because I wanted to get it right & honour the gorgeous fabric with a worthy make (my last green cardigan was a bit of a disappointment).
So inspiration kicked in & Coco became Merino, or Merino became Coco. I just knew that it would be a match made in heaven. I knew that I would get a lot of use from it & that it’s turning out well was more of a safe bet than a cardigan.
Once that decision was made I have to say it was a very quick & delightful sewing experience. I used my lunch hour to sew most of it whilst working at home. The hems were finished off later that same day. Bam. Coco forever.
I am so not sorry that I used my Merino. It is a perfect match & ideal spring wear. I have many more Cocos in my imagination too.
You see I have always had a Breton shirt in my cupboard ever since I ordered one mailorder from a Sunday supplement when I was 17. It is one of the few non-me made tops I still wear & I am so looking forward to rectifying that! And I seem to have timed this just right for the Coco party. Now how did I manage that?
My Coco party jukebox track is going to be “Too Many Fish in the Sea” by the Marvelletes.
Looking forward to seeing plenty of other inspiration as this Coco will run & run I think 🙂