My First Cocos

Friday, May 17, 2019
I have had the Tilly and the Buttons Coco Pattern in my stash for ages and it's often one of the first patterns people recommend for beginner sewists, but it's only recently that I decided to stitch it up.

I know that I've chosen the right fabric/ pattern combination when I show my husband my finished pieces and he says "Those are classic Sarah makes!"

I used Ponte de Roma fabric from and stitched up a size 5 according to my measurements for both the shirt and dress versions. The only alteration that I did was that I stitched the side seams of my dress at 3/8" instead of 5/8" to give myself a little bit more wiggle room.

Both the dress and the shirt are comfortable and fit really well, but I feel like the dress makes me look a bit wider than I really am when worn on its own, so it'll mostly get worn under cardigans and coats.

Overall, I love this pattern and can see myself sewing many more of these in the future.

Me Made May 2019: Days 1-9

Monday, May 13, 2019
It's official! I decided to sign-up to participate in the Me Made May challenge! The Me Made May challenge was started by So, Zo...What Do You Know? 10 years ago in order to encourage makers to wear more of their handmade items. I participated last year and was able to follow through for most of the month, and this year I have more items to choose from so I pledged to wear at least one me-made item each day and to create or repair at least 3 items this month.

Top to Bottom: 1) Lou Box Top 2) B6563 3) Featherweight Cardi by Hannah Fettig 4) M6996 5) Firefighter felici socks 6) TATB Frankie Tee 7) TATB Marigold Trousers 8) Sew House 7 Toaster Sweater 9) TATB Coco

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