The Tilly and the Buttons Coco dress must have been one of the first patterns I purchased. It was back when I had pink hair for the first time, and that song by Iggy Azalea was playing everywhere. I bought this green medium weight jersey from Ebay at the same time, and promptly didn’t do anything with these two items… Until now!
As everyone who has ever made this pattern will attest, this is a super quick and easy pattern, it almost feels like cheating! I decided this would make a good autumny dress, so I decided to go for the quarter length sleeves. I omitted the funnel neck and cuffs to make it easier to wear jumpers and cardigans over it.
There isn’t much to say about this pattern, as it’s only four pattern pieces. I graded between sizes as I have a bigger bum than patterns usually expect. I think for me Tilly’s patterns come out a little large, which it’s worth me remembering, because as with this pattern I ended up taking in quite a lot to make it fit in a way which is a bit more me.
Like with my Ready to Sew Jazz, it felt a bit strange not having a defined waistline putting this on for the first time, but I got into it. I really like the neckline, and I’m keen on this bright colour and the comfy but cool retro shape, another Tilly and the Buttons success! More coco to come very soon…