Coco Top/Dress Paper Pattern - Tilly and the Buttons


Make your own top or dress! This is a wonderful pattern for confident beginners: you’ll receive a lovely printed package with full-scale pattern sheets and a colour instruction booklet which guides you through each step.

This pattern has four different options to choose from: fill your wardrobe with classic Breton tops, cosy knit dresses and sixties-style funnel necks! You can make this pattern on a regular sewing machine (no overlocker or serger required). Choose from top or dress length, boat neckline or funnel roll neck, long or three quarter sleeves with optional rolled cuffs and patch pockets.

Designer: Tilly and the Buttons

Skill Level: Confident Beginner

Fabric Suggestions: Medium weight knit fabric with very little stretch. Look out for interlock knit, double knit, ponte di roma, or feel the fabric to check it’s not too fine or stretchy.

Fabric Requirements: 

Size 1-5 Size 6-8 Size 9-10
140cm (55 inches) wide Version 1 1.5m (1 3/4yd) 1.7m (1 7/8yd) 1.9m (2 1/8yd)
Version 2 1.7m (1 7/8yd) 2m (2 1/4yd) 2.2m (2 1/2yd)
Version 3 2m (2 1/4yd) 2.2m (2 1/2yd) 2.4m (2 5/8yd)
Version 4 2.2m (2 1/2yd) 2.4m (2 5/8yd) 2.7m (3yd)
      Size 1-5 Size 6-10
    115cm (45 inches) wide Version 1 2.1m (2 3/8yd) 2.2m (2 1/2yd)
    Version 2 2.1m (2 3/8yd) 2.4m (2 5/8yd)
    Version 3 2.5m (2 3/4yd) 2.6m (2 7/8yd)
    Version 4 2.6m (2 7/8yd) 2.9m (3 1/4yd)

    You Will Need:

    • Matching thread
    • Ribbon or stay tape – 30cm (12in) x 6-8mm (1/4 in) wide
    • Stretch or ballpoint needle for your sewing machine
    • Sewing machine and basic tools