Saturday, 10 May 2014


I've made my first COCO ....
There are so many gorgeous versions of this dress out there - check them out HERE
I was particularly taken with this one 
Consequently, I ordered some Black and White Dogtooth Ponte Roma fabric from Minerva Crafts here . It's a lovely weight of fabric for this project - just the right amount of 'guts' (technical sewing term).  In fact the whole project went like a dream, no alterations to the pattern, apart from adding a few inches to the bottom (a concession to my height and age).  I wasn't sure which neckline I was going to do or whether I wanted pockets, but I cut the collar and the pockets out anyway.
I decided to go for the turtle neck, but the jury is still out on the pockets.  Anyway, after just a couple of hours sewing yesterday, I wore it today (pocketless) and I love it.  
Unfortunately, I forgot to get anyone to take a photo while I was out today, so I've had to resort to balancing my camera on the bookshelf and set the timer, hence the expression. 
I feel enough of an idiot posing on my own in my lounge, without smiling at a non-existent photographer.

CO-CO - Sweet