I love Coco.  The first in an ever growing collection of patterns by Great British Sewing Bee contender Tilly Walnes.

Sewing patterns by Tilly and the Buttons

Having made it first back in March 2014 (Read all about it here on my old blog) and subsequently teaching lots of our pupils to make their own, I have been itching to try it again.

For those of you who follow me on Instagram you will have noticed that I have been loosing weight with Slimming World and now being only 2.5lb away from my final target and nearly 2 stone lighter I am also 2 dress sizes smaller!

My old coco’s hang off me like tents so when I came across this beautiful striped ponte de roma at the Big Knitting and Stitch show at Ally Pally early this month I could not wait to get started.

Coco tilly and the buttons

I was inspired by Elspeths recent make (we have been doing slimming world together) and she looked fabulous in her smaller coco which she had made into the top version in fabulous purple ponte.
striped coco collage

I decided to go for a funnel collar and also place the cuffs onto the sleeves.

Halloween coco dress sewing class

Well I love it! So much so that I wore it to class on Saturday.  Being Halloween we put on the silly hats and paraded our finished coco’s in style.

Later that evening I went off trick or treating with my wee ones. Add a silly hat and a lacy cardi and it makes a great witches outfit, don’t you think?

halloween mackaness style

If you would like to try a coco then we are running another class in February.  It’s our Tilly Weekender where you can come for a day or the whole weekend and make as many Tilly items as you like.  Coco takes 1 day to make but you can always try another pattern too and enjoy the whole weekend if you wish.

Alternatively if you would like to try it alone we sell the full range of Tillys patterns in our shop, so do pop in.