The Green Coco Top

So this one I made a few weeks ago (I’m a bit of an eager beaver when it comes to autumn weather/fashion) and since then I’ve just been biting at the bit to finally put it on.  Today did not disappoint!

Yesterday morning I got up and checked the weather — a lovely, breezy high of 55 degrees and clear skies!  So of course I threw on this top; made of a snuggly ponte de roma knit in a gorgeous kelly green, this shirt has just the right amount of stretch to it.  And it’s the perfect garment to wear to the Common Ground Fair in Unity, Maine.

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Like all coco garments I’ve made, this one was a breeze to throw together!  Even having to remove the cuffs to shorten the sleeves (a few times in a row) didn’t tack on too much time with this piece.  Coco remains my favorite pattern, and ponte my favorite fabric — if only it was good for hot weather!

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Not much else to say about this pattern, except that I decided to add the large pocket to the left bottom corner for stashing a lip balm in when I wear it.  I like having it around, even though hip pockets are usually reserved for dresses (and lets be honest, this shirt is almost not long enough to even be called a tunic, let alone a dress).  If you still haven’t tried this pattern, I recommend you order it right this second.  It doesn’t matter your skill level, this is perfect for beginners and advanced dressmakers alike!

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One thought on “The Green Coco Top

  1. Super top, the colour is amazing. I haven’t made this pattern in ages, to be honest I had forgotten about it but it would be fab to make some cosy tops.

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