Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Finally a Colette Moneta...

 Hello everyone!! It has been a while since I last posted. I have been sewing lots but have been very busy at work and just hadn't felt like blogging - until now! We are in the second week of the Easter holidays and I guess I finally feel relaxed - prepare yourselves for a blogging bombardment!!

  When I first started my sewing journey one of the first proper patterns I bought was the Moneta by colette patterns there are lots and lots of wonderful moneta's out there as it is not a new pattern. On my first trip to a fabric shop I bought 3m of a turquoise blue jersey. My inexperience meant that I bought some kind of clingy, shiny stuff and although I got as far as cutting out the pattern I soon realized that the fabric was horrible and it lay as my only UFO for over a year.

  This spring I decided that I finally needed to make this one up! I bought new fabric and also had to purchase the PDF pattern as I had changed sizes. Construction was straight forward, the only issue I had was with the clear elastic - I think this was because I used the same clear elastic that I had originally bought when I first bought the pattern. When I stretched it to gather the skirt a proportion of it didn't return to its original state meaning that I had to do some gathering in combination with the elastic.

  I'm pretty pleased with the result, if I was making it again I would shorten the bodice as where the waistline sits is a little unflattering on me. I wear this with a belt but chose not to wear it for the photos so you could see it without.

I think it will be a great spring and early summer dress

At the moment I am mostly wearing it with a cardi and scarf.

  Thanks for stopping by!

         Su xx


  1. Lovely! I've been seeing a lot of Monetas lately and this pattern is on my mind. I will have to crack this one soon but first, I need to buy some fabric! Enjoy wearing yours and making your next, Su!

  2. Wow, this is fab. Looks really good, wear this with pride Su it's excellent.

  3. I love that dress. I have blue and white spotty fabric to cut, such a classy fabric I think. Jo x

    1. What will you make with your spotty fabric??

    2. What will you make with your spotty fabric??

  4. Thank you! - I can't wait to see yours!