Saturday, 31 August 2019

Coco Top


In 2015 I made my first dress.  It was Tilly and the Buttons Coco Dress and I still wear it now.  But I loved the idea that you could also make a top using the same pattern and have been on the look out for nice material ever since.
You can't really see it in the photos but this sweatshirt material is glittery!  With super soft fluff in the inside.  


So on a really hot bank holiday weekend I decided to make a nice warm top ready for the autumn!  It actually went really well as all the templates were ready cut from making the dress.  The only thing that really slowed me down was the front pocket as I had to design that for myself.  In the end I was inspired by the pocket on my dhb sports top.  Using ribbon to edge it makes a pretty little detail.
I'm really pleased with it.  I just need some cooler weather to wear it in!


Friday, 16 August 2019

Paprika Mustard Classic Knitted Cardigan


I love to wear a dress, but you need a nice cardigan to go over the top, or at least I do as I'm always cold.  But I couldn't find one that I liked - they were all too thin and short.  So I started looking at patterns instead and came across the Paprika Mustard Classic Knitted Cardigan and fell in love.  It can be as long as you want and it has pockets and it can be any colour too!


It's taken me ages to make though.  I started knitting around Easter time and it went quite well but then I got stuck on how to do the sleeves and worked on the Woven Wonder Cushion until I could work it out.  Of course once I did work it out they were easy!
And now its finished, except for some buttons.


I think I need to block it out as it sits a little funny in places, but otherwise I'm very happy.  Firstly it actually fits which is a great achievement.   If I do it again I might make the sleeves a little longer but otherwise I'm very pleased with it.


Also I'm not 100% sure about the colour.  I do love a purple, but this is quite bright.  I'd like to try it again in maybe a teal or a storm gray.
I love the pockets.  Again I couldn't get my head round them until I did it, then they were easy! 
It's definitely a classic for my wardrobe.