Sewing, Stashbusting

Another scarf Coco

Hot on the heels of my previous Coco from scarf tops (here and here), Gabby gave me another two scarves to turn into tops. These are also fine shirred wool, but this time they had a pattern that needed to be matched. Gah! In spite of my best efforts, I didn’t do the most perfect […]

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refashion, Sewing, Stashbusting

Coco double act

I was going to entitle this blog “Two little maids are we” but thought better of it, however we do look rather, er, twinlike! (only in the clothing department!!)   Hot on the heels of Gabby’s Coco top, I made one for myself from the other two scarves that she kindly donated. I made her […]

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refashion, Sewing, Stashbusting

Two scarves make a Coco

The lovely Gabrielle who owns the shop Heaven Wrapped gave me four scarves a while ago to make a top for her and a top for me. Terrifying! They are pure wool, shirred and quite fine and I wasn’t sure how they would make up. The label said Dry Clean Only, and how can you have […]

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Sewing

Another Coco!

I have three lots of this remnant in my stash (go figure – I liked it so much, I wanted it all!) and thought I would use one lot on a Coco with a neckline modification. Basically I reduced the boat neck a bit so I wouldn’t get such a cold neck in the winter. I […]

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Sewing

My first Coco

I have been admiring all the Cocos being shown off in blogland, but I think the ones that tipped the balance for me were those by Did you make that? Karen has made a heap of Cocos and they are all divine, so I finally bit the bullet and bought the PDF version of the pattern, […]

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