What a fun, satisfying project! It only took a few hours, spread across a couple of week nights after work, and it turned out so cute. I've already worn it out and about twice in the short time I've had it. On the occasion pictured, we went to Union Market in DC where we got to browse some boutiques at the pop-up market, Thread. There was a bit of artwork there, in addition to the clothes, shoes, and accessories, etc.
For this top, I used two ponte fabrics from Fabric.com. The polka dot bit is just a regular ponte de roma, and the solid teal is ponte fino, which is slightly smoother and more drapey than the spotted ponte. This was also my first time trying out color blocking, and I think it came out pretty well. Next time, I'll cut the upper part off just above the armpit, instead of just below, and would probably also add the 2nd fabric to the sleeves, too.
I've got two more spotted fabrics lined up for Cocos (both ponte knits), and am thinking of trying out a lighter weight jersey fabric, too. Maybe stripes? Hopefully these will work well during Me-Made-May 2014. That's right, I'm participating again this year!
This year, I'll be wearing one me-made or me-altered/refashioned (including me-mended, if need be) piece each day of the week for the month of May. Last year, I was a little bit worried, and wrote in the backup clause that if I ran out of things to wear, I had to wear vintage, but this year I'm feeling confident (and excited!), as I didn't end up needing to resort to vintage once last year.
Here's to MMM'14 and more Cocos! :)