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I have worn my Stag’s head Coco lots.
I mean LOTS.
So much so that I just had to make another one as its simply perfect for everyday wear. It’s also a bit, well, nicer than the alternative of jumper-and-leggings for this time of year. I don’t make much effort in the clothes stakes, if I’m honest, and this belies that just a little.
Both pattern and fabric can be found at Minerva Crafts online.
The seams were overlocked, as were the raw edges. Although, strictly speaking, there is no need to finish the raw edges on knit fabrics like this.
I had to nip out and buy a few more twin needles though, as my (relatively new) one was skipping stitches. This did the trick immediately and the hems and neckline were top stitched without a skipped stitch OR tunnelling in sight!
A quick snap of me wearing it, thanks to my ever patient husband.
So this is my new favourite dress!
I decided to make a “Coco” dress by Tilly and the Buttons and I’m so glad I did – it’s the perfect ‘everyday’ dress for Autumn.
To see more photos, just click on the link to the full post on the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network: – Stag’s Head “Coco” Dress
For those of you that would like to see how the dreaded Hoodie turned out, here’s a link to the full blog post: – The Hoodie That (Almost) Changed My Mind
HOW expensive are goalposts?
Even though they were half price, they still cost quite a lot, so it meant No.3 Son would only have one present to open on his birthday.
Don’t get me wrong, I know one present is adequate but it’s always nice to see a little pile of gifts wrapped up with your name on. I managed to buy three secondhand children’s novels and wondered if I could make something for him as well.
He finished these long shorts earlier in the week and decided that the best T-shirt to go with it was this red one with a picture of a camper van on the front.
Hmm, two different shades of red do not an outfit make.
Rummaging through my fabrics, I found a length of turquoise jersey left over from making this sample Coco for my stand at the school fair.
My French curve came in handy for grading the pattern up to Age 9.
Suffice to say that it was quick, easy and fun to make and the finish was faultless, though I say so myself!
The overlocker (all four threads) was used exclusively for the construction, with top stitching done on the sewing machine.
I also didn’t have the requisite ribbed jersey for the neckband, but more of the fabric that I used for the body of the T-shirt worked just as well.
A slight zig zag stitch was used for the top stitching around the neckline, both for decoration and to keep the neckline lying flat.
At 6.30, Take Two. He woke up everyone in the house (No.1 Son ended up going into work early!) and we all went down to watch him unwrap his presents.
First, his T-shirt….