Ultimate Coco weekending

Over the bank holiday weekend I was in Cornwall.  I know.  I get there a bit, don’t I?  Well it helps when your family lives there.   So, as usual, I kept back some recent makes in order to make the most of the scenery down there, & the availability of a tame photographer.  These photos are all taken by my Mum with my new to me DSLR.  It’s extremely exciting – but I feel so ignorant as well.  But, starting simple – the presets are already making me squeal with joy.

This weekend (rather a long weekend- I was there for five days) was only going to be casual- but not overly warm – and my newly made Coco top (my fourth now) was the ideal wear – not only due to its long sleeves & slightly heavier cotton fabric, but also due to its seasiding nature (oh yeah!  can’t resist some themes here!!).

Ultimate CocoThe fabric is genuine Breton fabric bought from Brittany, so kindly organised for me by my IG friend La Mouette Au Sec.  It’s a kind of cotton interlock (I think that is how you describe it), & has a real Breton shirtness about it.  I chose burgundy, as I have never had a burgundy Breton before, & believe me, in my time I have had a ton of Bretons, but only ever navy striped.

Ultimate Coco

I departed from the true spirit of the Breton shirt however, clearly using Tilly’s Coco Top pattern for all apart from the elbow patches.  For these I stole the size & shape from the Deer & Doe Plantain top.  The fabric is a cute ditsy jersey (no longer available) from Clothkits that I have since made another top out of – but more of that another time.

Coco elbow

 

How I love the Coco top – I can whip one up in less than 2 hours start to finish. It’s an overlocker make for me, with just the neck & hems that use either my regular zig zag or coverstitch respectively.

Ultimate Coco

But what about the natty trews? Way hey!  They are another pair of Ultimate Trousers by Sew Over It – this time using a stretch denim.  Oh my but these are comfy.  I have to say that Ultimates are unusually comfortable for a fitted pair of trousers even without any lycra content, but when you add lycra, wow.  Super comfy almost like jeggings (I guess, never having worn any, but they must come close).

Ultimate Coco

Once again I made the Ultimates with a regular lapped zipper – my haberdashery’s invisible zips are ludicrously expensive compared to a 30p regular 8″ zip and in such limited colours too.  I like using lapped zippers so much, it’s so much more predictably finished than an invisible zipper too.

Ultimate zip

I am so addicted to this pattern- it’s another really simple make, once you are confident you know what you’re doing with the fit.  So I’ve got three pairs (& a pair of tester shorts) – but my Twitter friend @Ali_Goddard has 8 pairs!  Yes – she has fallen for Ultimate Trousers bad- but in a good way, clearly.  And that’s just for summer!!

Ultimate Coco

So this is my seasiding outfit for late summer.  I am still verging on Ultimates being my OWOP, but I would need to make a pair for work, & I am not sure I have the time (with other more pressing deadlines to meet).  And I know I need to decide like real soon, as it starts later this week!

Coco party

Tell you what, if I was on hols Coco would be my OWOP pattern – look- I took all four with me to Cornwall, & they all got worn!

As well as the one you’ve just seen there is:

Turquoise Merino CocoSpotty Coco and the nautical Coco Dress

28 thoughts on “Ultimate Coco weekending

  1. didyoumakethat

    Officially best blog photos ever! The one with your face peeking over the sea wall came up first in my Bloglovin feed and I burst out laughing. I’m with you on your love of the Coco and now you’ve made me yearn to be back at the Isle of Wight.

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    1. scruffybadgertime Post author

      How I loved to read your massive compliment Karen! Thrilled that my silliness caused laughter. 🙂
      I am just so grateful for Coco- having this pattern it potentially the last pattern I ever need (well, that’s a radical over simplification, just to make a point). It’s what I’d been missing ….

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    1. scruffybadgertime Post author

      Counting down….coming closer. Have a wonderful time – it’s apparently rather lovely there this week….but then I love it all year round….I’m sure you’ll have a gorgeous time

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    1. scruffybadgertime Post author

      Coo! Thank you Katie! It has been lovely having a photographer to experiment with! And props of course make all the difference 🙂
      I am sooo enjoying these stretch denim ultimates, so comfy & practical!

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  2. Stevie

    Ahhh I love your outfit Winnie! I miss being able to pop to Cornwall. Its family tradition but much harder to do now I live in Sussex! Padstow is my mama’s heaven! You are so creative with your photos, wish I was as brave! x

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    1. scruffybadgertime Post author

      Padstow is just up the road from here! Yes, I am lucky, I know. I try to make the most of it when I am there & enjoy being out in the landscape. These photos were taken when no one else was around – we seemed to find a quiet time! (shh! don’t tell everyone I’m also not brave!)

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  3. Rosanna

    Welcome to my homeland! Can’t quite work out from those pictures where you are but glad you come down here so often. Your look is very Seasalt/Fat Face/ the type of look I try to pull off but can’t!

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    1. scruffybadgertime Post author

      Haha! I suppose it is a bit Seasalt! The view is of Newquay beaches from the harbour- not the usual view, but quite special to see the tide out & our favorite way to walk along all the beaches. Lucky you living here …. but then I’m nearly as lucky having parents to visit in such a beautiful part of the country 🙂

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