Easy to sew – easy to wear!

A review of Tilly and the Buttons Coco Top and Dress

Reviewed by Mel Forrest on 2nd February, 2020

This is a great pattern for those who are new to sewing with knits or more experienced sewists who want really good ‘every day basics’ for their wardrobe.

I used some fun striped looped back jersey from Sew Me Sunshine for my dress. This colourway is no longer in stock, but Harriet has a beautiful blue version that is still available at the time of writing.

As we all expect from Tilly and the Buttons – the Coco instructions are flawless; clear, easy to follow, well written and well illustrated. You cannot really go wrong!

I made the size 3, which is my standard Tilly size and has fit me well in all 20 of her patterns that I have tried! I didn’t need to make any alterations.

I have made the Coco top and dress how and love both of the finished garments. They are worn regularly and if you choose good quality fabrics, they could be real wardrobe workhorse for you too. I’ll definitely use the pattern again next time I’m tempted to buy some jersey!