For a while now I’ve dreamed of making a stripey Coco, probably ever since I made the first one waaaayyy over a year ago and now I finally have it!
I love how quickly this pattern comes together, it took me longer to match up the stripes than it did to make the dress which is always a win. Well maybe not the stripe matching ,that was almost a win but they match in the important places!
I decided to do a contrast binding to finish the neckline and it really helped me not stretch the neckline which I had an issue with last time I sewed this pattern. I have sewn with knit fabric a couple of times since then and that’s probably helped too.
I shortened the dress a bit as the stripes are so wide I felt it looked better with a bit of the length loped off . This time round I also added the sleeve cuffs and the patch pockets, I bloody love it!
This is a double whammy of a me-made post as you’ve also got my Colour Affection scarf in there too! Although I love it now it took me over 6 months to knit it, I was mostly knitting it between calls at work but still it took an age. I’m very glad I persevered though as it has kept me warm and cosy though all this weird weather we’re having !
So there you have! Here’s to a lovely long weekend friends, which for once I’m not working for most of it. Hope you all have a super time filled with some sewing related fun!