Tilly and the Buttons Coco Dress & Top (Beginner)

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Make your own Coco, the perfect Breton top or knit dress with multiple variations. Simple to sew, Coco is easy fitting, with no zips, buttons or other fiddly bits. The perfect introduction to sewing knit fabrics on a regular sewing machine, the user-friendly instructions guide you through with a jargon buster, clearly labelled pattern pieces, and photos of each step.

Designed for low-stretch knit fabrics, this classic style features a boat neckline, choice of top or dress lengths, three quarter length or long sleeves, with side splits at the hips on the top version. Make it your own with optional sixties funnel roll neck, rolled cuffs and patch pockets.

A year-round staple that's so easy to wear, Coco makes a great spring marinière top, summer tunic, autumn funnel neck or cosy winter dress. Find inspiration in the Coco Gallery!

"Coco is the first garment I have ever made and Tilly's instructions are SO good. I've found a new obsession!" - Ali

"The Coco dress/top from Tilly and the Buttons is THE pattern to own right now." - Sew magazine

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 – 2m x 150cm wide (2 ¼ yards x 60in) OR 2.7m x 115cm wide (3 yards x 45in) for dress or funnel neck top; 0.5m (1/2 yard) less for top
  • Matching thread
  • Ribbon (30cm x 6-8mm wide) or stay tape
  • Stretch or ballpoint needle for your sewing machine
  • Sewing machine and basic tools (a rotary cutter and mat are useful)
1 (UK 6 / US 2 / EUR 34) 76cm (30in) 61cm (24in) 84cm (33in)
2 (UK 8 / US 4 / EUR 36) 81cm (32in) 66cm (26in) 89cm (35in)
3 (UK 10 / US 6 / EUR 38) 86.5cm (34in) 71cm (28in) 94cm (37in)
4 (UK 12 / US 8 / EUR 40) 91.5cm (36in) 76cm (30in) 99cm (39in)
5 (UK 14 / US 10 / EUR 42) 96.5cm (38in) 81cm (32in) 104cm (41in)
6 (UK 16 / US 12 / EUR 44) 101.5cm (40in) 86.5cm (34in) 109cm (43in)
7 (UK 18 / US 14 / EUR 46) 106.5cm (42in) 91.5cm (36in) 114cm (45in)
8 (UK 20 / US 16 / EUR 48) 112cm (44in) 96.5cm (38in) 119.5cm (47in)

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  • 5
    Coco pattern

    Posted by Pam caines on 13th Apr 2017

    Very easy and nice to put together

  • 5
    Coco pattern

    Posted by Pam caines on 13th Apr 2017

    Very easy and nice to put together

  • 5
    Perfect for a beginner

    Posted by Helene on 9th Aug 2015

    Really easy to use pattern, good quality paper and a fun design, very happy with this purchase!

  • 5
    Lives up to the hype!

    Posted by Jean on 1st Mar 2015

    I have returned to sewing after a 40 year break. This is the best pattern I have ever used. I was able to trace it off onto greaseproof paper (I couldn't bear to cut the original pattern). This was very easy to do because the pattern is on thick paper. The instructions were really good and gave helpful details (such as the stitch size) which you don't get from the big pattern makers. The top turned out exactly as I had hoped and I will certainly make another one or two or three or...

  • 5

    Posted by Annette on 3rd Dec 2014

    I just love this pattern!