If you are new to sewing with knit fabrics then Coco is a great pattern to start with. Make your own Coco, the perfect Breton top or knit dress with multiple variations. Simple to sew, Coco is easy fitting, with no zips, buttons or other fiddly bits. The perfect introduction to sewing knit fabrics on a regular sewing machine.
Fabric & Notions
Medium weight knit fabric with very little stretch. Look out for interlock knit, double knit, ponte di roma, or feel the fabric to check it’s not too fine or stretchy.
Dress with funnel neck + cuffs - 2.3m x 150cm wide OR 3m x 115cm wide
Plain dress - 2m x 150cm wide OR 2.7m x 115cm wide
Top with funnel neck + cuffs – 1.8m x 150cm wide OR 2.7m x 115cm wide
Plain top – 1.5m x 150cm wide OR 2.2m x 115cm wide
Ribbon (30cm x 6-8mm wide) or stay tape
Stretch or ballpoint needle for your sewing machine
This pattern is suitable for confident beginners.
About the designer
Tilly and The Buttons are an independent British brand. They are well known for producing easy to use sewing patterns which come with jargon busting instructions and photos which show you how to sew each part.