Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Red and White Striped Cotton Coco



 This is just another coco-copycat dress. As I explained in my first one, Tilly's design was an inspiration for me to make my own Coco pattern following Aldrich's book instructions.
It is a wonderful design, I must say, specially with a cotton double sided ponte like this.


This dress has to be made in a jersey fabric, since it is a flat design with no darts, but we do not need any extra ellasticity in the fabric, so cotton is alright, specially thik, heavy cotton is excellent here.
I found this fabric in The fabric Godmother, and it is double sided, striped on the one side, and plain red in the other, so I decided to use this at my advantage by making the sleeves and neck in contrasting plain red.

As for the neck, I first put a funnel neck, by my stylist told me to make some collar positioned over the stripes for a better contrast. I used Tilly's Françoise dress collar, adapted over the dressfrom to this dress' neck cut.

I think it is lovely, really sweet to the skin, lively and becoming, I love it!

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3 comments:

  1. Great dress, I love the contrast between the stripes and sleeves, the fabric looks so lovely, I haven't thought about reversible fabric, it takes the hassle of trying to get matching colours (lightbulb moment) thank you. The collar works perfectly too.

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  2. Thank you for commenting, Lynsey! Good old cotton, double-sided and reversible... perfect for a Coco!

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