A touch of the Francais .... this is Tilly and the Button's Coco dress with the funnel roll neck. It's a very simple dress, but I love it. It is just so comfortable. The main reason for this is the fantastic ponte fabric which I bought recently from the Fabric Godmother, I loved it so much I tried to buy some more but .... all gone! I was inspired by Karen's version with her fabric recommendation (thanks Karen). The nearest they have is in a white colourway which is also a good fabric but not quite as snuggly.
I wasn't sure where the pockets should go, they look great on the pattern, but far too low to put your hands in!
So I put mine much higher .... are they too high do you think!
I cut a size 5 in the bust grading down to a 4. I took 5/8" from the shoulder width, and although I'm only 5'4" I added two inches to the length as befits someone of my age! I really like the final result for an easy weekend wear, its just so comfy and the shape is really quite flattering.
I think this is a good beginners pattern; no fastenings and the funnel neck is pretty easy to fit. I would definitely recommend it with a stable ponte fabric for a first go and knit fabrics. If you haven't seen one of Tilly's patterns the instructions are great, you get a little booklet fully illustrating all the steps with photographs.
I've just enjoyed three days off during half term, awful weather but lots of sewing; 2 Orlas and GBSB dress, plus lots of gratuitous fabric shopping .... such plans. I also had a visitor for the week, Monty has been staying. He's 7 months old now and full of beans. Such a cutie.