I got some lovely striped material from Minerva.
It's a cotton jersey knit fabric and should be perfect for a Coco top. I also decided to have my first go at pattern matching.
I watched a class from Alison Smith at the Sewing Weekender hosted by the Foldline and felt ready to go!
I used the tips she suggested and I think it has worked quite well. Namely, lining up points such as the underarm with a stripe and making sure the fabric is lined up correctly to start with.
I did the shoulder seams by hand, but all of the rest was finished with a zig zag stitch on the machine and then pinking shears.
I quite enjoyed this, even the machine sewing. The fabric was perfect, leaving me with enough to make a pair of pants as well!
All in all, I love it! Now to get more fabric to do it again!