moneta; i like this dress sans sleeves.
i’ve made the colette moneta a million times (okay maybe 8 times), and each time i like it more and more. it was the dress that ignited my love for jersey, which i have probably mentioned before.
this one is made in a light weight jersey that i got from girl charlee uk. it was in the sale and i had a voucher for £10 because i had a right palaver with postage and fabric from there a few months ago, they kindly gave me the voucher to compensate the craziness. i ended up only having to pay around £2 for two metres of this pretty jersey, which more than makes up for the madness before.
i decided to make this one sleeveless to try and give my moneta wardrobe a bit more variety. this meant lining it too because the jersey was quite thin (i knew this pre-purchase so i ordered enough to compensate!). it took a little bit of time to work out how the sleeveless instructions went together. i had to unpick overlocking so you can imagine how fun that was. whatever, one shouldn’t dwell on the past, or the half an hour i spent doing that.
aside from that everything else went together really well. i left out the pockets because i didn’t think there was enough stability in the jersey for them to look good. i had to put a seam in the front & back bodice pieces for the lining as i didn’t have enough room on the fold. it doesn’t even matter cuz it’s all hidden away on the inside, yay!
i think i could do with taking a tiny bit out the arm scythe, as you can see from the photo below there’s a bit of excess. i’m not overly concerned, but maybe i’ll do it on sleeveless number two.
so there you go, sleeveless moneta number one! i’m sure that there will be more. in fact, i can guarantee it, because i bought more fabric at the rag market to make it so.
happy sewing, guys and dolls!0