When I found this fabric, I fell in love with the feel and the look of it. A gorgeous bright coral pink + a super smooth and snuggly ponte knit = the most perfect fabric in the world!
Of course, I knew what it meant for me: a brand new Coco! I always jump on any opportunity to make this pattern, as I’m sure you’ve noticed by now, and I certainly didn’t hesitate to make this top. Well, I did hesitate, but that was only to determine what Coco hack I wanted to do with this fabric! Also a great opportunity to add more solid color pieces to my wardrobe (what can I say, I love polka dots!)
While I was strongly considering the short sleeved version for a while, I moved on from there and embraced the long sleeves because the fabric was a little thinner and perfect for a transition season like autumn.
I toyed with the idea of making a boat+V-neck for this top but then decided to reserve that style for a black shirt with (maybe?) some white trim. Really play into the elegance of the style. So instead of a V-neck, I went with a square neck (more like an emerald cut neckline to me), achieved by cutting the shoulders in an extra 2 inches on each side, and then adding small pleats to the front neck where I wanted the corner to be.
It was a brilliant move on my part, and not the first time I had done it. After botching a different Coco (story coming later) and fixing up an old Coco, I used this same pleat method to create new necklines. I really like it!