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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Comino Cap Dress and Top


So, I just beefed up my summer wardrobe: 5 new garments all from the same pattern! This is the Comino Cap Top and Dress from Kitschy Coo. 

I had a lot of fun with the fabric choices..so much fun that my girls were getting jealous that I was the one getting all the cool fabrics I had just ordered from Girl Charlee. Too bad, bwahaha!


Well, as you can see, the main feature is the sweetheart style bodice - although I did do a single fabric version as well (see below).

I like the not-quite-sleeveless sleeves. And best of all, probably, is the overall fit: slim, but not quite fitted with an ideal waist-seam placement, which gives the skirt a nice skimming silhouette.



It may look daunting, but the sweetheart curves were really easy to sew. I pinned and serged all the way across. Topstitching helps neaten the seam, too.


The maxi skirt variation doesn't come with the pattern (maybe there will be instructions for it online at some point?) but I just, you know, made it longer and slimmer.



Considering how often I've reached for these garments in the just the first half of summer, I will probably make a few more single fabric versions.



30 comments:

  1. Oooh I love a good TNT. Your makes with this one are fantastic. I especially love the first two. I'm a big fan of orange and yellow right now, but those top colours just look lovely on you.

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    1. Thanks Debbie! I sew so much blue, the orange is pleasant change!

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  2. They are all awesome! I've got this pattern. This is motivation to make it up!

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    1. Thanks, Liza Jane. It IS a great pattern. Very fun to make variations.

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  3. These are all great versions. I can see why they are getting great wear this summer.

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    1. Thanks, Maria. It's nice to have a comfortable go-to garment that's not too basic.

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  4. These are great! I love your fabric combinations. To me, that is the hardest part! I am trying to cut out a top right now and have been changing my mind on fabric for 2 days! lol One of my girls is always going for the fabric I choose for myself. How can we have the same taste? She is 10 and I'm 46! LOL

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    1. Thanks Shirley Ann! I guess you just have good taste, haha.

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  5. You are right - these are a great shape! The zig zag dress in particular appeals to me. I wasn't aware of this pattern but I will have a look at it. I think it is a better shape than any of the knit dresses I have been considering. Have a happy summer in your self mades!

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    1. Thanks, Philippa! Yes, it's a good shape for self-consciousless wear :)

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  6. I love this pattern and your interpretations!

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    1. Thanks, Uta! These were fun to make.

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  7. Great makes Joy! It's a great idea to reuse a pattern you like. The design looks great on you!

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    1. Thanks, Silvia. It's definitely faster to remake a pattern you already know works.

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  8. They all look great, if I were picking a favorite its the orange zig zag the best in the dresses :O). Both the tops are cute too, cant decide which fabric I like best I like them both!

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    1. Thanks, Texan. I was just wearing the orange one today. In the end, I like the blue top best as the fabric is a better quality. Sometimes you don't know until you've washed and worn them a bit.

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  9. Wow, these dresses (and tops) are so pretty! The blue top and the purple dress are my favorite. So nice!

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    1. Thanks, Michal! I think the purple dress is my favorite (:

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    1. I agree - they're a nice variation on the theme.

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  11. I love all your versions, Joy! It's really a great pattern isn't it? I've been wearing mine quite a bit too.;)

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    1. Thanks, Cindy. I've been enjoying all my versions this summer. But summer's on it's way out now....will have to switch to song long-sleeve trifectas, I guess.

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  12. I love the orange version, and this pattern has a great shape on you.

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    1. Thanks, Elizabeth. I love the chevrons.

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  13. I love your tops and dresses here :) You always have such great combinations of knits. The fit is great and I'd reach for these all summer too! Great for chasing kids ;-)

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    1. Thanks, Kristin. You're right - great for chasing kids (:

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  14. They are all fantastic! I really love the top. And it's a great idea pumping them out. I just finished a dress for a wedding that's about to get a more casual version and a LBD version. So you've reaffirmed my decision! :)

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    1. Thanks, Nakisha! I do a lot of duplicates back to back (mostly for the kids, though). For some reason, it goes so much faster with the sewing steps fresh in my mind, even if I have to change threads.

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