Pattern Clash Coco
Thursday 31st January 2019
This make was totally inspired by a Boden Top that my Daughters both have. When I first saw it on their Website, I thought to myself I want one of those for myself!
The seed was sewn and over the coming weeks I mulled over the make and realised that the garment could be made from remnants. This make was made using two fabrics measuring between 70 and 75 centimetres. I had a look through what I had remnant wise and whilst going through them these two fabrics jumped out together and provided me with what I think has ended up a really complimentary clash! I opted for our Pretty Flowers Pink Looped Back Jersey and our Pink on Navy Striped Looped Back Jersey.
When cutting my stripy fabric for the arms I ensured that I cut them in a single layer and that they were identical in appearance so the top had some symmetry to it. I've sewn the Coco a few times now so it came together really quickly. I did originally sew a stripy pocket on the top however when I wore the Top, I found it irritated me so I ended up whipping it off.
I'm over the moon with this make. The vision in my head has worked out well and I've had requests from my Daughters to make this design for them too!
Buying remnants can be a great way to save some money whilst sewing as they are always discounted on our website and you can cut down on waste by buying closer to the fabric requirements. I find that if you drop on with a remnant it is most satisfying!
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