Coco Top (And MMM’14 Week 1 Round Up)!

ImageA few weeks ago I made Tilly and the Buttons great pattern, the Coco top!  This is a super versatile pattern with a classic, Breton top shape, that I really like.  I was pretty much treating this as a wearable muslin, as this fabric is much stretchier than what is recommended.  However, I still ended up with a very wearable top.

ImageI cut a straight size 8, and I actually think I could possibly go down a size, especially if I want something a little more close-fitting, more like a Breton top. But this top is super comfortable as is.  I thought about adding a patch pocket (and even cut one out), but decided the placement would be awkward.  Where do people with large busts put pockets?  Or should I just avoid them altogether?  I think a contrasting pocket would be so cute!

ImageI think one advantage to using a ponte as suggested would be slight smoother lines in the back!  I think I might also want to narrow the sleeves a bit.  I love the neckline, though!

ImageSide split!  Such a cute detail.  It would probably look nicer in a stable knit. 🙂  Overall, I think I will making plenty of these in the future!

I also wanted to give you a Me Made May Round-up.  You’ve seen my outfits if you follow me on instagram!  I had pledged to wear three me made items a week, so here are the two outfits other than the outfit above!

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Both of these are knit scout tees and you will notice that all three of my me made items this week are knit tops.  Definitely a staple of my wardrobe and something that I will be making a lot more of!

Until next time,

Karin