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Coco top by Tilly and the buttons

It is cold and I felt I didn’t have enough winter tops. So this week I made myself another Coco top.Screenshot_2016-01-23-21-33-19crop

Coco top and dress pattern by Tilly and the buttons is definitely one of my all time favorites. I made this pattern so many times in the past two years since it was published, and I love it. Do you know this kind of patterns? I have a few of this favorites. Usually for me they are very simple designs, but have something that makes me want to sew them again and again. Is it the pretty neckline, or the comfortable sleeves, or the way the garment fit me? I don’t know but I keep coming back to Coco. And it is a staple in my wardrobe.20160124_074030

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Coco by Tilly and the buttons

This time I made the top with the funnel neck. Since I didn’t want it to be stiff  I used a very soft medium weight knit fabric found in my mom’s stash. Think it is a sort of viscose knit. And even though the print is pretty bold compared to what I usually choose to wear, I like the result. I actually think the bold print makes the top a bit more sophisticated then a plain t-shirt. What do you think? Screenshot_2016-01-23-21-32-28crop Screenshot_2016-01-23-21-32-50crop

The Coco pattern is so versatile and can be made for all seasons. I have some short sleeve Coco dresses that I wear all summer long. Plus, the instructions are very clear and the pattern is friendly and most suitable for those who want to start sewing with knits. If you plan to sew some Coco’s for yourself you can hop to visit tilly’s pinterest coco board for some inspiration.Screenshot_2016-01-23-21-33-00crop

Sewing with stripes

Fall is officially here and last weekends rain made me very happy. And what a better way to celebrate it but a free Friday morning?

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This pattern is the Agnes by Tilly and the buttons, my favorite everyday top pattern lately.

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One of the annoying things about store bought striped garments is that sometimes the stripes don’t match. Isn’t it so?  Therefore sewing with a stripy fabric is a bit more challenging. Of course it’s optional, if you are not bothered by unmatched stripes.  But I prefer to take the time and match because it’s more pleasing to my eyes.

Matching is not that complicated, just need to pay attention and be a little more patient. Here are links to some good tutorials here and here.

Rain, a good cup of coffee and a few stripes that fit together. The small thing that can make me so happy.

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