Amanda, the guru behind Kitschy Coo, has released another fabulous knit pattern! This one is called the Comino Cap Top & Dress. There are 4 different variations: a sweetheart seamed top, a single piece cap sleeved top, sweetheart seamed bodice + a-line skirt dress, and a single piece bodice + a-line skirt dress.
I always look at pattern testing as an opportunity to try new fabric combinations. K has a lace back white t-shirt that she dearly loves but it was showing it's age. So, my first size 1 try was a sweetheart seamed top with lace for the upper bodice and back. Sadly, that one didn't fit K (luckily it fit her friend) so no pictures for the blog. When it came time for me to sew one of the last pattern revisions, I pulled out some of the stretch lace and paired it with a black cotton/poly interlock. I love the finished top! It's a dressier version, something my wardrobe was lacking.
This one was my first Comino Cap Top in a size 4 and one of the earlier versions of the pattern. The flower print interlock was leftover from a birthday gift I sewed a few months ago. Not my usual style...I definitely wear more solids...but it makes a cute summer top!
While digging through my fabric stash, I came across this interlock print that I had picked up several years ago from Hancock Fabrics. It was on the clearance rack and a steal at $1.99/yard. K asked for a dress from it so I did the single piece bodice + a-line skirt dress.
I may be a bit biased but I think she looks gorgeous in this dress! I sewed a size 1 for her.
I really like the Comino Cap dress and tops that I sewed. I'm sure they will become a staple in both mine and K's wardrobes. I'm looking forward to experimenting with the pattern and doing a bit of customizing. Maybe even try a maxi dress length like some of the other testers. You can get your own copy of the pattern at Kitschy Coo's online shop
*I was a pattern tester so I received a copy of the pattern for free. However, I fully endorse this pattern and would absolutely buy it.