FINISHED! Coco in a spotty ponte

My eldest Oliver has piano just near Addicted to Fabric on a Saturday for half an hour, which is just the perfect amount of time for a quick dash in for thread or zippers or needles and to see what new fabric there is.  Last week on such a dash for needles I came across this luscious Italian Ponte: ever so slightly ribbed (very very thin), navy (yes!) and with spots.  Well, there wasn't any way I was leaving that behind and I knew that Tilly's new pattern, Coco, which had been swimming around in my subconscious was going to be bought just as soon as we got home. And so it was bought.
I stuck the pattern together on Thursday night, cut it out and sewed it up a bit on Friday and finished it on Saturday.  I made the funnel neck top version as I only had 1.2 metres, though this would look great as the dress option.  Ben keeps asking me to make more as he adores this make on me and was just suggesting this afternoon the different colourways I could have! I'd love to make one with a slightly bigger funnel or maybe the next make will be the boat neck version.
I cut out a straight size 2 and it fits like a glove.  More fitted than I thought it would be but it is very flattering. The instructions are for a normal machine, so I just went with that instead of sewing straight up on my overlocker, using the stretch stitch on my machine rather than the zig zag stitch for the sides.  I used the zigzag stitch for securing the funnel seam and the cuff seam though. All the seams are then pressed open so it has a fabulous 'flat' feeling on the sides. Love this!
I used the overlocker to tidy up all the seams - though of course it wasn't necessary but it's just felt more finished somehow. 
There isn't really much else to say on this. I took my time, even though it was relatively simple and I really like the results.  The pattern is lovely, it is so comfy to wear and that ponte is just so divine I might need to buy more! Tilly is having a Coco Party on the 21st March.  Are you joining in?


37 comments:

  1. Too funny that Ben started suggesting other colors! I can see why - it's a great pattern on you.

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  2. Maider.... MasustakMarch 11, 2014 at 7:26 PM

    Wow! love it! That italian ponte is perfect for your coco! It looks great on you, the fit is awesome!

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  3. This slyle is so you, in my opinion! Combined with skinnys and flats and your lovely blond hair you´ve got a perfect look!

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  4. Ooo, this is so chic! Love your Coco - it really is perfect for you!

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  5. Gorgeous look on you!! Very chic!

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  6. This might be my favourite Coco yet! So simple and perfect (and I like it fitting a little closer to the body!)

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  7. Lovely version. Funny you say you might do a bigger funnel neck- I have been toying with doing the same, so will keep an eye out for yours.

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  8. i really like this version on you, it looks so sophisticated!

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  9. Very chic indeed - and spotty ponte - a purchase that could not be left behind, for sure!

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  10. I can see why Ben would want you to make more of these. This is a great look on you (and my favorite Coco)!

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  11. I love this top with your skinny jeans and that funnel is so chic. Also love your photo shoot!

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  12. I have not seen a version of the coco that I don't love. I am not supposed to get any more patterns since I have hundreds (I get them for very cheap at my local thrift store and great sales at my local fabric shoppe) but I think I may have to get this one. I like the directions booklet she has as well.

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  13. I will join in!!! I have 1.5 yards of some really wonderful organic knit with a bright geometric print. I'm hoping to get a funnel neck with 3/4 sleeves out of it, about as long as yours. And, don't you just love it when your partner pays attention to your makes and has something a little bit more than "that looks nice" to say?????

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  14. This looks fantastic Kirsty! Love the ponte dot especially.

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  15. I love the 60's vibe a funnel neck gives. Yet another pattern on my "should I buy" list - which is getting very long!

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  16. Thanks Morgan. Yes, he's not so taken with my current make though!

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  17. Thanks Sallie, It's a good 'pattern fit' for me.

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  18. Yes, if I do another one it will definitely have a bigger funnel Have you made a bigger funnel yet?

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  19. I went back for more on Saturday but I think it had completely sold out... luckily really as I probably didn't need matching leggings!!

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  20. Thanks Melanie - I think if I were to make it again, I might need to go up a size . but it seems to work with this one (just!)

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  21. Thanks Erin.. yes it has a mod feel about it doesn't it.

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  22. You would definitely suit a funnel neck dress/top!! Bu

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  23. It doesn't happen that often but it's good when it does! 1.5 should be heaps to do a funnel neck.. I'm sure I only had 1.2.

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  24. Thanks Michelle. How fun was yesterday.. I can't believe I walked out empty handed.

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  25. Lexi, this style would suit you so much I think!

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  26. Since this pattern calls for heavier knits, I'll probably wait until fall. You'll need to make more versions so I'll have lots of inspiration!

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  27. Love this style. You look so elegant!

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  28. So freaking cute, Kirsty!! I just cut a dress version last night, but I may have to make a top as well. This is too sweet and versatile.

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