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Tilly and the Buttons Coco Top

June 12, 2017

I’m always trying to squeeze garments out of pieces of fabric that are too small.  I had some fabric leftover from my Colette Moneta dress, which I decided to get a Coco top out of to wear under one of my many dungaree dresses!  I had to get creative with the cutting layout as usual, and it meant that the top would have to be short sleeved, and that the sleeve seam allowance would include the selvedge.


Once the sleeve was hemmed, you can’t see this unless it’s inside out.

Hemmed sleeve

There’s not much to say about the pattern itself – I’ve used it six times, I think, now!  It’s a very handy little pattern to have.  It’s really quick and easy to make and I like the fit of it on me.  As a top, it goes great under dungarees and it looks nice with jeans and it’s a good length.  I’d like to make another Coco dress soon – I’ve worn my black one LOADS, but I chopped my purple one into a top, so I need to fill that gap!

Tilly Coco Top with short sleeves

I made this during Me Made May 2017, and the first time I wore it was under a dungaree dress.

Me and a mini pirate for Me Made May (his outfit made by me too)

A nice, quick, easy addition to my wardrobe!

  1. June 12, 2017 4:00 pm

    I’ve had this pattern in my stash for more than a year but have just not made it up! Your post has spurred me to get that out next. Love your fabric choice – it’s beautiful – colourful and you’re right it’s a great fit. Not too tight – a little room but not too much room either 🙂

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      June 13, 2017 8:05 am

      Oh, definitely give it a go! 👍

  2. June 14, 2017 12:00 am

    I’m very guilty of trying to make a too small piece of fabric work as well, sometimes it works out, other times….well, we don’t talk about the other times. 🙊

    Cute shirt, love how it has just the right amount of “skim”, but doesn’t cling. 🙂

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