funnel neck detail on Coco top

Pique Coco top with funnel neck and cuffs

Between Christmas and New Year’s, I took some time off of my Oxford Dogma making to indulge in some personal sewing. On my list were:

  1. a Coco top
  2. lounge pants
  3. long sleeve boatneck tee
  4. long sleeve scoop neck tee
  5. chambray button down shirt

First, my new Coco

Many months ago I bought some dark blue pique knit fabric, and have been wanting to make a Coco with it. This time with the funnel neck collar, 3/4 length sleeves, and cuffs (my Pinterest inspiration). And a good length for wearing with leggings.

navy pique Coco with funnel neck and cuffs

Process notes

  • funnel neck
  • 3/4 sleeve with cuff
  • lengthened 1 in. at lengthen/shorten line
  • used size 3, tapering to size 2 from waist down
  • used lightweight twill tape for shoulder stabilizing (next time: align 3/8 in. from cut edge on shoulder seams)
  • joining stitch: 75/11 stretch needle, with zig zag stitch set to 1.5 stitch width & 2.0 stitch length
  • top stitching: stretch twin needle, 3.5 stitch length

Results

So cute! I love the timeless yet mod look.  I like this longer sleeve better than the short sleeve on me — the short sleeve is more blunt and boxy, and the longer sleeve seems more graceful.

And as I was hoping, this Coco looks great with leggings and slim pants.

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