Sew Your Own 4/23/2017
|Sew Your Own #1 - Tilly and the Buttons - Coco Dress with Ruffle Sleeve Hack!|
The dress in this post is inspired by the Joanie Clothing Suri Dress. As soon as I saw this dress I knew I wanted one. I love a comfy, simple jersey dress and they're great for this time of year when the weather is sunny one minute and raining the next. However the Suri dress reminded me instantly of a pattern in my collection and with some recent jersey added to my fabric stash, I thought I'd make my own instead!
To recreate the Suri dress I used the Tilly and the Buttons Coco dress and top pattern. The body shape is near identical. Along with the simple rounded neckline, pull over style and sleeve options.
Here's a peek at the pattern:
|A sewist's essential pattern!|
I chose to make my version out of this gorgeous floral jersey I picked up at Barry's in-store in Birmingham (I've not seen it anywhere online for a while sorry!). Watch my fabric haul video for Sew Brum trip HERE. I already have a few me made stripe jersey items in my wardrobe and didn't want to make another and this stunning floral was calling me...
|Which do you prefer?|
However if you want to create a your own near identical version, here are my navy and white stripe fabric picks:
|Coco & ruffles - a match made in sewing heaven!|
The only difference I made for the Coco pattern to get the Suri dress look was adding ruffle/bell sleeve. These are super fashionable right now and I'll be doing a video tutorial this coming week on how to make your own. I didn't think ruffle sleeves were for me but now I see many more in my future!
This section will be updated with my video step by step guide shortly.
|My hacked Coco vs the Joanie Suri Dress|
I'm really happy with my finished look. I think it's a great take on the original dress and it's a style I can see myself making again. I've worn this dress a couple of times since I made it and it gets so many compliments. Sometimes simple is best! This dress only took me an hour or so to make, and with the fabric only £2.95 a metre and the pattern already in my stash, it was a fraction of the price to make. I love how choosing your own fabric and patterns makes you feel like a fashion designer!
|Perfect for comfy & smart Spring dressing!|
Inspired by: Joanie Clothing Suri Dress
Pattern: Tilly and the Buttons Coco Pattern with sleeve hack (see above).
Fabric: 1.5 (ish) meters of floral jersey bought in-store at Barrys in Birmingham.
Notions: Ribbon for the shoulder seams.
Sewing time: A couple of hours.
Modifications: Ruffle sleeve hack (video TBA)
Fit: Spot on, looks just like the dress it's inspired by.
Difficulty: So simple, it'd be rude not too!
Watch out for: Even gathers on the sleeves.
Make again?: I have another ready to go!
|A staple for Spring!|
Thanks for reading, pinups!
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