Simple Sew Cocoon Dress & Make Nine Finish!

This is the first thing I achieved from my Make Nine this year!

I should confess that I ended up making it just before the year started – I literally finished it at 3.30pm on New Year’s Eve and wore it out that night!

Author wearing salmon pink Simple Sew Cocoon Dress

There isn’t a lot to say on this one.  It’s easy to wear (which I once thought I would never say about a dress!) and I really like it. I added this to my Make Nine as I saw someone on the bus wearing a very similar dress and it looked great.

I do wonder whether this colour is right for me – it’s a bit dress like a crayon / turn into a full body crayon! I get a lot of compliments so it must be OK 🙂

It has POCKETS, which is always excellent.

Wearing the cocoon dress with hands in pockets

All the deets:

Pattern:  Simple Sew Cocoon Dress (View B)

Size: 18 (ish)


  • Cut a 20, graded to 18 in the hips
  • Added 3″ length (1.5″ in the bodice and 1.5″ in the leg bit)
  • Took some width out of the sides which probably took it back to an 18 all over? 

Fabric used: Canvas look Lyocell in Deep Blush from the Remnant Warehouse

Like it?  Wearing it?  YES and YES!  It’s perfect for work and easy to wear – especially in the Australian summer 🙂

Notes for next time:  

  • Nil – it was pretty quick and easy to sew
  • Definitely good to make again with the same adjustments
  • There is also a view with sleeves – might be good for next time.
Make Nine grid with completed tick mark on the cocoon dress

One down – eight to go! I had better shut up and go sew.


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