Ginger Made: Coco Dress!

Tilly & the Buttons Coco Dress by Ginger Makes

Sooooo… I really didn’t mean to buy another pattern.  I’m really trying, people, honest!  But when I saw the latest from Tilly and the Buttons, the Coco pattern, I couldn’t help myself and downloaded it right away.  I printed it out, dug up some stash fabric, and sewed it right up!  It was just too cute to wait!  The slowest and hardest part of the process was finding time in my photographer’s busy schedule!

Tilly & the Buttons Coco Dress by Ginger Makes

As you can see, I made the dress variation with three-quarter sleeves, cuffs, and a funnel neck.  There are also variations for a top, long sleeves, and a standard Breton top slash neck.  Plenty of options!  The pattern was super easy to stitch up and takes no time at all.

Tilly & the Buttons Coco Dress by Ginger Makes

I used a sweatshirt-weight French terry that I bought with a Living Social coupon at Paron Fabrics nearly two years ago.  It’s been hogging up space in my stash for way too long, so I was so happy to stitch it up!  I probably shouldn’t have made the version with cuffs and a funnel neck since the fabric is so thick, but I loved them so much that I tried it anyway.  The seam allowances are a bit bulky, but I can live with that.

Since the fabric is so thick, the seam allowances didn’t want to lie flat- I could press them flat, but they would spring back almost immediately.  I solved this problem by topstitching them down.  Let’s just call it a design detail!  I hemmed the dress by turning it up and twin needling it.  I don’t know it if was because of the weight of the fabric, but the hem sagged at the side seams instead of standing out, so I just trimmed it even before hemming.

Tilly & the Buttons Coco Dress by Ginger Makes

I don’t usually wear skirts that are flared or even A-line, so this is a little different look for me, but it’s really fun!  It’s super easy to wear, and since it’s made from French terry, it’s really, really comfortable.  Man Friend was pretty jealous of getting to wear something so cozy as actual clothes (he kept telling me I needed to make more “housedresses”… um, let’s not call them that… maybe “secret pajamas”?).  This dress and the pattern is a total win! I’m excited to make more- it’s a quick make and I have a few other pieces in my stash that are now Cocos-to-be! Plus, I just realized that this works for #sewbluefebruary!  #Win!

Tilly & the Buttons Coco Dress by Ginger Makes

Do you love this pattern, too?  What are you sewing right now?  Anybody else made any accidental pattern purchases lately?

141 responses

  1. Oh this is so cute on you! I’m really liking this pattern too but I must try and hold myself back! I just bought Maria Denmark’s Olivia Oversized Tee. I said I wasn’t going to buy anymore patterns for a while either!


  2. Ooh!! Love it!!! I downloaded it straight away too, but I’ve a few other makes in the queue first…but I am sorely tempted to chuck them off the table all of these gorgeous Cocos I’m seeing everywhere !!


  3. The Named Sara Ankle Zip Leggings attacked me a week ago. I made the muslin THAT day from scraps, and had to wait to get real fabric. They are waiting for the pattern to be adjusted, but they will be reality soon. I have pinned the Coco dress on my sewing board! Thanks for the tip, yours looks great.


  4. Did you lengthen it any? I thought it looked a little short, but it looks like it’s the perfect length on you.

    Also, you were BORN to wear this bad boy. It’s just SO 60s Mod-tastic! You go, Glen Coco!! (That’s what I think every single time I see the pattern name, ha!)


  5. I don’t suit A-line skirts unless I’m wearing them with tights like how you are 🙂 It does look like a very cosy dress for colder months!!! You look so adorable!!
    I haven’t bought any patterns since BHL Anna and Georgia, still too in love with them to consider buying or working on any other patterns 🙂


  6. Yes, I accidentally purchased every pattern I ever wanted from the Sewaholic line during Tasia’s birthday sale. But I paid with a gift certificate. Does that count? And after seeing your Coco it looks like I’ll be buying that one too. So much for my stash busting efforts in Feb!


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