Trine released her very first PDF pattern a couple of weeks ago. From the moment I spotted a first preview, the Cocoon dress was placed at the top of my ‘to-sew-list’. I love the shape of the dress and my girls are a big fan of the gathered sleeves. I combined the pattern with two amazing fabrics. I picked one of my all-time favourite Nosh organic fabrics for a dress for Lisa and Nore finally got a tee out of a stunning Elvelyckan design fabric. In fact she wanted a dress, but I didn’t have enough fabric, so I cut the pattern at tee length.
First the dress: my personal favourite one. I’ve sewn a size 4 lengthened to a size 6. According to her measurements. I love the general fit of the dress, but at the arm I would make an adjustment for the next one. If you intend to make the Cocoon dress (which I can surely recommend you!) just lower the armpit with 1cm and add 1cm to the sleeve width at both sides. I guess this way it will be a bit more comfy. But that’s the only adjustment I would make. The rest is just perfect! I added cotton gathered sleeves just because I didn’t had the right color jersey and doubled the fabric for a beautiful finishing.
For Nore’s tee, I took an existing t-shirt with a good length and place it on top of the pattern. In the end I just cut the pattern on the length of a size 3y. With a perfect result. I love this shape a lot for a t-shirt. It makes it a very special but basic garment. What I love most!
And for the first time on my life I used a coverlock to finish the seams. I used the coverlock at my sewing class and I already feel like buying one. Addictive. :)
Since it’s still winter, we used our white back drop for the first time to take pictures in our garage. What a great result. So different from our other pictures, but I’m sure we’ll use it again. Especially in winter time. I still love natural light more, but I think this is a good solution from that I will use from time to time.
I hope you don’t mind me showing a lot of pictures? I just think they’re cute. Lisa and Nore are in a hugging phase. Something they never ever did before. Hugging and kissing a lot. Finally!
I’m sure I’ll use the pattern again. Pretty soon. As it’s a quick pattern to make beautiful garments. Thanks Trine for the wonderful pattern!