Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! Today, I’m declaring m love for Coco. Ah, Coco. Je t’aime ❤
Meet the new Coco — the same as the old Coco. Almost. But I love my first Coco so much and wear it so often that it’s now a bit bobbly and looking sorry for itself. Why wouldn’t I make another one that is almost identical? With one difference — those heart shaped pockets ❤
Tilly and the Buttons’ Coco 🙂 In case you hadn’t alredy guessed.
Why, yes — those heart shaped pockets, of course! I used the pocket tutorial on Crafty Pinup’s blog. Thanks for the excellent hack, Abi! Abi has also done an amazing Cleo hack that I’m desperate to try.
A black and white striped ponte di roma from Girl Charlee UK. I think they’re sold out at the moment, unfortunately. This fabric is far more suitable for Coco that the interlock I used for my first one, in my opinion. I would recommend going for ponte if you’re on the fence. Also, it’s easier to work with, both when cutting and sewing, and it holds its shape much better so it really shows off the exaggerated a-line skirt. The red pocket fabric is a ponte I had left from the first time around.
The fabric cost £19.90, but I had quite a lot left. I gave the remnants to my sister and she squeezed a short sleeved Agnes top out of it. So we got two garments at a tenner each! Huge thumbs up!