This week I have mainly been sewing the Simple Sew Cocoon Dress which I saw in this version on Pinterest Pigeon Wishes Cocoon Dress. I loved the shape in this version, looked it up and saw that it came with a Sew Now magazine which I bought.
The pattern comes with a sleeved and a sleeveless version and I decided to make the sleeveless version. There are 6 pattern pieces, front and back facings, front and back pieces, sleeves and pockets. I decided to try the pattern with some soft denim that I recently bought from the sale section of the Minerva Crafts website for no other reason than it was £3.99/metre and with no particular project in mind.
The make was quite straightforward although there were no instructions for under stitching the facing which I think is essential for the neck to sit nicely.
I’m very pleased with how it has turned out. For a simple silhouette, it looks quite smart.
So pleased in fact, that I wanted to make another version while the pattern was on my table.
Some time ago I read a blog post about a sweater dress from Emily of Self Assembly Required I had sweater dress envy and thought I could make a sweater dress from the Cocoon Dress pattern, so I did…
I had quite a lot of loose knit fleece left over from when I made some Bethouias and I know this fabric just gets nicer every time it’s washed. This time I made the sleeved version and finished the sleeves and hem with sweatshirt style bands. It has turned out to be the sort of garment for an evening on the beach when the sun is going down and it’s beginning to get a bit chilly, or maybe for yoga nidra in the winter….
This pattern gets a thumbs up from me.