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Review of my Tilly & the Buttons Coco Tops made over the winter season. The perfect tops to keep you cozy.

Quick and Easy Coco Top

If you recently caught my review of the CocoWawa Crafts Cinnamon Trousers you may have noticed that I paired them with my latest Tilly and the Buttons Coco Top. 

I’ve been needing more tops in my wardrobe and over the winter season, I managed to make a few, including not one but two Coco Tops. 

My Christmas Coco 

At the end of 2017, I shared my winter sewing plans which included plans to make a Coco top out of some lovely jersey with a festive Christmas light print. 

Sharing my holiday 2017 and 2018 winter sewing plans in this episode of "On the Sewing Table"
Isn’t this the cutiest holiday print?

I immediately knew that I wanted to make a Tilly and the Buttons Coco with this fabric, but wasn’t sure if I wanted a dress or a top. 

In the end, I went for the top because I figured I would get a lot more wear out of it with jeans in the cold winter. Also, I need more tops anyways. 

Review of my Tilly & the Buttons Coco Tops made over the winter season. The perfect tops to keep you cozy.
I love how festive and cozy this top is

This top was so cozy and so nice that I practically lived in it all through the month of December. However, once the holidays were over I felt I couldn’t get away with wearing this top out, because of it’s print. 

Review of my Tilly & the Buttons Coco Tops made over the winter season. The perfect tops to keep you cozy.
I wore this top all December

A Baby Blue Coco

Since I couldn’t wear my lovely Christmas Coco all year round I knew I needed another one in my wardrobe. 

So, in early January I had a look through my stash and found this amazing baby blue fabric. 

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The color of this fabric is lovely

The fabric had a little bit of stretch and wasn’t the softest fabric, but I was in love with the thought of a coco top in this beautiful color. 

Review of my Tilly & the Buttons Coco Tops made over the winter season. The perfect tops to keep you cozy.
There’s no doubt this is my most worn top this winter

The Construction

I made both these tops using my serger, which I have to say, why didn’t I buy a serger sooner. The Coco top whips up in under an hour with the help of a serger and it’s so comfy.

             
Sewing Summary
Date Dec 20 & Jan 03 Review of my Tilly & the Buttons Coco Tops made over the winter season. The perfect tops to keep you cozy.
Pattern: Tilly & the Buttons Coco 
Version: Top
Size: Size 7
Notes & Modification: Made as directed
Recommendations:  
Difficulty: Easy Rating:

For both tops, I made the version with the funnel neck, which I love. Though I the next time I make this top I might try it without the funnel neck. 

I can’t say how much I love these tops. They are quick and easy to put together but they are so retro and fun to wear. 

Review of my Tilly & the Buttons Coco Tops made over the winter season. The perfect tops to keep you cozy.
This color is a great transition from winter to spring

The fabrics I choose for these tops were perfect for winter. With that said I think I’ll be making a few more tops in a lighter weight fabric for spring. 

Have you made the Coco top? What fabrics do you find works best for this top? 

Review of my Tilly & the Buttons Coco Tops made over the winter season. The perfect tops to keep you cozy.

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Akram Taghavi-Burris

designer, writer, educator, tech nerd, crafter, baker, sewer and vintage collector, who Brings Creative & Crazy Ides to Life.

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