Coco

coco top

Now you won’t find many stretchy casuals on my blog as a rule but the beauty of rule of thumbs is that they can be changed in a click of the fingers. Move over wovens, and make way for the Coco that is stretch jersey (of sorts!)

coco top

I thank Tilly for this genius newbie. Not only for it’s ease of make…. 2 hours I tell ya! And that included pattern tracing and childminding! But a casual top with a retro vibe is completely up my street and something that was seriously lacking in my wardrobe. Over the last few years… 3 years to be precise… I am so proud to say that I have not shopped the high street for anything but undies and cardies. My wardrobe is almost completely handmade by me. But there still resides a few too many black Primani T’s for my liking and this is where Coco could change all!

coco top

I just love the funnel neck and although this fabric doesn’t appear to have more than one single natural fibre, it is a perfect weight to hold the shape. And the cuffs are a wonderful addition to compliment the neckline.

coco funnel neck top

I think I could have gone up a size but I quite like how snug and fitted it is. This top could be serious friends with jeans or capris, with a mini or maxi, and I’m thinking a pair of plaid shorts would partner perfectly. Worn today with an old faithful pencil and a pair of flip flops to do the hockey run!

And it must be mentioned that Mr Ooobop deserves a medal for these photos today. He was in one serious hangover and suffered plenty a head rush when he got up from down low for those creative sky shots!

coco top blossom

Today is just beautiful which is why I’m keeping this short and sweet. Gotta dash to catch those last few rays and Mr O needs a ‘hairy dog’, poor deserved love!

So if you haven’t done already, do pop over to Tilly and the Buttons shop and grab yourself a copy of this pattern. It doubles as a dress pattern,  includes a plain neckline version plus you get to see Tilly herself model the cutest versions of all!

27 Comments on Coco

  1. Jeanette
    March 16, 2014 at 5:08 pm (5 months ago)

    This looks great on you! In fact this is definately the best version I’ve seen of this pattern.

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    • ooobop!
      March 17, 2014 at 8:23 am (5 months ago)

      Oh wow! Thanks Jeanette. :-)

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  2. barbara
    March 16, 2014 at 8:20 pm (5 months ago)

    I really like your Coco, it’s inspired me to try it, I also haven’t many knits in my me-made wardrobe.

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    • ooobop!
      March 17, 2014 at 8:24 am (5 months ago)

      It is really so easy. Just make sure you have a ballpoint/stretch needle and then it’s pretty much a zigzag stitch on every seam. I reckon with a ready cut out pattern and no distractions I could get it down to less than an hour!

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  3. Stephanie
    March 16, 2014 at 8:25 pm (5 months ago)

    I agree. Love this as a top. As a dress, it wasn’t floating my boat, but would definitely by it jut to make the top version.

    As always, lovely….

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    • ooobop!
      March 17, 2014 at 8:25 am (5 months ago)

      Thank you Stephanie. My need for tops is greater and I would defo make another :-)

      Reply
  4. rebeccadoe
    March 16, 2014 at 9:54 pm (5 months ago)

    It looks just lovely and I think, the size is perfect.
    Herzliche Grüße,
    rebecca

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    • ooobop!
      March 17, 2014 at 8:26 am (5 months ago)

      Thank you Rebecca :-)

      Reply
  5. Kat
    March 16, 2014 at 11:51 pm (5 months ago)

    Looks gorgeous on you…as usual you totally made it your own! Lovely job..will have to check this one out :)

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    • ooobop!
      March 17, 2014 at 8:27 am (5 months ago)

      Thank you Kat. Was worried I was being boring by making it just black but I’m very glad I did!

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      • Kat
        March 17, 2014 at 10:24 am (5 months ago)

        Ooobop…seriously…you could *never* be boring :)

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  6. Kat
    March 16, 2014 at 11:51 pm (5 months ago)

    Oh, BTW…love your new look :)

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    • ooobop!
      March 17, 2014 at 8:27 am (5 months ago)

      Thank you Kat. Very much work in progress and I haven’t crossed to .org yet but soon!

      Reply
  7. Shannon D.
    March 17, 2014 at 1:52 am (5 months ago)

    So cute! You have me convinced!

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    • ooobop!
      March 17, 2014 at 8:28 am (5 months ago)

      Thank you Shannon. You won’t regret it! :-)

      Reply
  8. Gjeometry
    March 17, 2014 at 2:16 am (5 months ago)

    Lovely Janene! I think its totally you and love that funnel neck. Looks like spring has sprung for you, very jealous. Still waiting over here.

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    • ooobop!
      March 17, 2014 at 8:29 am (5 months ago)

      Thank you Gjeo. I’m not holding my breath. UK weather changes at the drop of a hat! Hope you get some warmth soon x

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  9. goodpurlgonebad
    March 17, 2014 at 7:59 am (5 months ago)

    Oh, that is delectable! Very, very nice.

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    • ooobop!
      March 17, 2014 at 8:30 am (5 months ago)

      Thank you :-)

      Reply
  10. Lynne
    March 17, 2014 at 9:30 am (5 months ago)

    Gorgeous! I’m planning a version in the same style, I just need the fabric!

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  11. Jilly
    March 17, 2014 at 11:21 am (5 months ago)

    Love knits! And that looks fabulous on you! So what’s the next knit project???

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  12. Pootle and Make
    March 17, 2014 at 5:09 pm (5 months ago)

    I like the funnel neck version too. It’ll look good in a ponte knit. Your pictures are fab, especially the one of you under the blossom.

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  13. Miss Demeanour
    March 18, 2014 at 11:12 am (5 months ago)

    Ah darling you’re such a starlet. Love the blossom photo. Ya Mr is a trooper well done him xxx

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  14. Amy
    March 18, 2014 at 10:02 pm (5 months ago)

    Oooh I knew this would be the version for you! Very chic. I totally agree about pairing it with some plaid shorts. Or perhaps some tartan or gingham cropped trousers?

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  15. nettie
    March 20, 2014 at 1:20 am (5 months ago)

    One Coco top, sold!! Must buy this now between your version and Rachel’s mods! This looks seriously fab on you!! And totally in keeping with your sophisticated style!

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  16. Amanda
    April 25, 2014 at 5:55 pm (4 months ago)

    Aw this totally suits you, and there’s nothing nicer than wearing something both comfy AND chic – you can never have enough black tops, I say! (but you knew I’d say that LOL) Lovely job – you look fab as always! :)

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