Monday, May 5, 2014

Bonjour Coco!

I'm so excited to share my finished Coco at last! This is the second garment I've made using knitted fabric (in this case a rather lovely, thick, Breton striped cotton jersey from The Cloth House) and I absolutely loved the process. The pattern as you may already know is Coco by Tilly and the Buttons - the pattern comes with an instruction booklet with lots of photos and is super easy to follow!

I used a rotary cutter to cut out the fabric which helped speed things up (and feels really satisfying as you're carving through your fabric!). I don't have an overlocker or serger, just my little old John Lewis sewing machine, so I finished the seams with a zig zag stitch and trimmed the seam allowance down slightly to neaten things up. I'm so pleased with how it turned out!

That being said I'm not sure how much longer I'll still fit into it! These photos were taken a few weeks ago and my little bump is growing day by day. Still it will be lovely to pull on again come September.

Big thanks to my super sister in law Hannah for taking these photos!

I love Hannah and Declan's neighbourhood! It's full of old terraced houses with pointy roofs and there are a couple of great pubs too! I always stop to gaze in the window of Kontidor & Cook when I pass by (and more often than not find myself popping in to buy a coffee and brownie for the road!).

I hope you're enjoying this sunny Bank Holiday Monday!


  1. So cute! And what a perfect baby bump :) x

  2. Super cute! I love your shoes too. :) xx

    1. Ah thanks Leanne! I practically live in these bad boys - I think they'll have to be surgically removed from my feet come Summer time! xx


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