Kommatia Cocoon Dress


Today’s post is all about the Kommatia Cocoon dress. I discovered Kommatia Patterns back in 2016 via Instagram and fell in love with the patterns. They make stylish wardrobe staples. Most are quick, straightforward makes, which really appeals to me with 2 small children and limited sewing hours.

My first make from Kommatia was the dungaree dress, which I loved but haven’t pictured as I made it in charcoal corduroy that doesn’t photograph well. Then Jessica, who is the lady behind Kommatia, put out a call for testers which I was lucky to be chosen for. This pattern was one I tested and I love it!

The pattern is a strappy, midi length cocoon shaped dress. I particularly liked the detail of the back strap. 

The pattern calls for a drapey fabric like a challis or crepe. I used a viscose cactus print fabric that I purchased for about £3 per metre from @maggiesfabricslondon market stall in Lewisham. The fabric is actually an ex-Topshop print as I’ve seen some Topshop shirts in the exact same print on eBay!

The fabric was thin and slippery so a pain to cut out. Lots of pins during construction made sewing it easier. The dress came together really quickly. There is a centre front and centre back seam. I also got to use some of the bra making loops and sliders I had in my stash.

The dress can be worn casually with a plain tee underneath and a pair of converse. Or to show off a bralette on a night out.

I really like the popularity of the cocoon shaped dress at the moment. I’ve made two Simple Sew cocoon dresses. I also made the inari tee (which was a fitting disaster!) and I really want to buy a Style Arc Adeline pattern that has that shape. I find them really flattering and comfortable to wear.

The pattern calls for fabric that drapes but I am thinking about a stiffer fabric for my next one as I think it will show off the shape of the dress well. A grey linen maybe.

Here is a look at what really happens when I try and take outfit photos 🤷🏽‍♀️

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