I’ve reached the end of my 6 month pattern-buying moratorium, and what do I find greeting me, every time I look at my blogs? Coco, from Tilly and the Buttons, that’s what.
It’s unutterably cute. It’s practical to wear. It’s a cinch to make, by every account I’ve read. I’m all ready to leap headlong into buying the pattern.
BUT… I’m trying to be Wardrobe Aware. I’ve been looking at my Wardrobe Architect responses from week 3, about silhouettes. This does not fit into my immediate love love love silhouettes. But it’s not in the never ever ever silhouettes either. It looks very tweakable. I’ve got a couple of knits in the stash that could be suitable.
So I have to ask myself: is it me-ish enough to justify buying the pattern? If I made it, would I wear it? It could use some tweaking to take it further into the love love love territory- for a start it would need to be a good 15cm longer, because nobody needs to see that big an expanse of thigh! But I think I’m talking myself into it… This is not a headlong leap, it is a thoughtful, considered, purposeful stride.
Now, am I the only one with this tune going through my head?