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Cuckoo For Coco Tops

If you don’t understand the title of this post, click here.

Now back to business! For my first Coco I went very simple. No pockets, no funnel, no contrasting yoke. I’ve only worked with knits a handful of times and hadn’t made any of Tilly’s tops yet so I started this project with low expectations. If this turned out to be my muslin that was fine.

One of many pictures from a

One of many pictures from a “photo shoot” I had with my sister Emily.

I’m really happy with the fit and the construction of this top and can’t wait to try my hand at the the other variations!

So lets get into my issues.

I’ve never used a ribbon to help a seam stay put and didn’t have any on hand so I used some matching bias tape I had in my stash which may not have been the best idea. My shoulder seams will definitely┬ástay in place but they are a little bulky. I feel like I’m wearing very small shoulder pads.

I set my machine to the smallest stitch length but I might try one step longer on my next version because the zigzags are really close together and they formed a kind of lump that looks like piping. I can’t think of a better way to describe it so just take a look.

Doesn't Coco look cute with my  Brigitte scarf?

Doesn’t Coco look cute with my Brigitte scarf?

I have a bit of a wave going on as part of my hem and neckline which I have since learned is from the fabric stretching too much as I sewed so I plan on investing in some wash away wonder tape to help on that front.

Does this top have flaws, yes it does. Will I still wear it? You bet! Upon examining my closet I actually noticed some of my store bought knit tops and dresses have waved hems as well so if J.Crew can get away with it, so can I.

For my next Coco I have a vintage turquoise ponte knit that I scored on eBay for $12 (for a little over three yards!) that I have very high hopes for. Be sure to come back and see.


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