Turquoise Coco Top

I made another Coco! This time it’s a top. I haven’t ended up getting too much wear out of my dress version yet as the fabric is quite thin and it feels like it’s been Winter for about 3 years! Interestingly, there is a link between the dress and the top besides the fact that they’re the same pattern (duh!). As you may remember, I made the dress for Karen from Did You Make That’s Made Up Initiative. I went to the meet up that included the prize drawer, wearing my dress (obvs) and some people had brought some patterns and fabric to give away/ trade. I picked up this amazing turquoise jersey as a remnant that someone didn’t want. And it made the perfect Coco top!

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This is an accidental copy of the top on the pattern cover. I love 60s style fashion so I love, love, love the funnel neck on this top version! I had cut out the small pocket,  but decided not to put it on as I thought it would look a bit too busy.

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As with the dress, I made the size 2 with no changes. It does sit a little strangely on my upper chest – anyone have any ideas why and how I can fix it?

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I didn’t bother with the side splits – mostly because I forgot to mark it on the pattern and the fabric, so I just sewed the whole side seam to the hem.

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The back looks okay – it’s snug across my bum so looks a bit pool-y in my lower back, where it’s not so tight! I know I keep saying it, but I really, really need to start altering patterns to fit my narrow back. Should this be a sway back adjustment or a narrow back adjustment do you think?

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I don’t really have too much else to say – this is a really quick make. I cut it out one day and sewed it in pretty much an afternoon. I think I definitely see more 60s-style Cocos in my future!

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9 thoughts on “Turquoise Coco Top

  1. Hi Your coco looks great! I also have a little issue with how the top fits on the upper chest – with mine I got vertical lines coming down from the funnel neckline. Not massively obvious but I notice them. I wondered if it was a sizing issue and I should have picked a smaller size (various Google searches suggested it was due to excess fabric). But I’ll be making another and seeing what happens with that!

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  2. It looks great on, just that niggly excess fabric. Mine have it too. One of my ‘real life’ sewing buddies told me to always nip a tiny bit from the front when cutting out all tops. I’ve never done it tho, but she swears it makes everything fit better. 😀

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