The Coco Top by Tilly and the Buttons is easy to sew and makes a great sewing project for advanced beginners. Happy Sewing!
I just ordered several new sewing patterns and I’m super excited to start new sewing projects. I’ve got about 5 different projects lined up and I’m currently debating whether to start sewing a pencil skirt or a blouse (decisions decisions!). I think I might go with the pencil skirt since I already decided on the fabric and prepared it for sewing.
Anyway, I thought I would share one of my older sewing projects with you today. I started sewing back in 2014/2015 when I was pretty stressed out during the final months of finishing my PhD. I felt I needed some creative outlet to relax in between data analyses and writing. Long story short, I got a sewing machine as an early Christmas gift and spent most of the holidays sewing. In the beginning, it was quite challenging learning to sew from scratch all by myself (what was I thinking???). Luckily, I stumbled upon this amazing sewing blog Tilly and the Buttons which is THE place to check out if you’re learning to sew.
Also, Tilly designs and sells her own sewing patterns that come with step-by-step guides and colour photos of each step. It helped me a lot. One of the first garments I made was the Coco Top by Tilly and the Buttons. I bought this dark green fabric and also some vintage flower bias tape that I fell in love with. Although not in the original sewing pattern instructions, I added the bias tape to the neckline, armholes, and hem. Although the Coco Top is not supposed to fit tightly but slightly loose (very comfortable!), it is still nicely fitted in the back and around the waist. Isn’t it cute?!