Deluxe Coco coming up!
Not quite with sprinkles and cream, but does have lots of topstitching and a smattering of ric-rac.
Remember earlier when I was trying to squeeze a coco from just 1m of fabric. A remenant I bought last time I visited Fine Fabrics of Harrogate. I wanted the funnel neck. I wanted cuffs on the sleeves. I wanted more fabric!
Eventually I opted to add a colour blocked top after rummaging in my scraps in my stash.
Even though this is a simple make I took my time and tried to add the finishing touches to this garment. I’ve made 2 already (unblogged).
The first one was black in a cheap double knit. Its pilled up but I’ve worn it loads and everytime I wear it someones always asks if I’ve lost weight! Result! I need one for everyday of the week!
I usually use ribbon for reinforcing the shoulder seams, but used this bright blue ric-rac instead:
When it came to the hem I’d already managed to squeeze a couple of inches to the length and I didn’t want to loose it. I need to it cover my butt when wearing leggings (and I have lots since discovering Cake’s Espresso leggings).
This finish gave the hem some body, as this fabric (a poly jersey) was a bit too fine and stretchy for a coco. It was a good job really that I didn’t have enough to make the coco totally in this fabric, as the top yoke in the ponte gave some structure to the neckline.
I thought I’d try and for once get some pix straight away and post my latest garment soon after making it. So here’s a variety of poses and quality:
Think I’m getting of touch of Coco-itus, which is only curable when one has 7 Cocos hanging happily in one’s wardrobe!
How many Coco’s have you got?