my new dress

There is a pattern that was (or is?) taking the online sewing community by storm. Have you heard of it? I’m sure you have! It’s the Moneta by Colette Patterns. You can read more about the company here.

My friend Denise was the first one to make me aware of this darling pattern. She made one, sent me a pic and I fell in love. I demanded to know details! She made another one, sent me pic, and also shared the link this time. I quickly purchased one for myself.


I was super excited to get started. But also a little nervous. Years ago I attempted to make a dress and the results were NOT GOOD. I pushed through my trepidation however, because Denise never steers me wrong! Since I wanted to get started right away, I took to my fabric stash and tried to find enough yardage to accommodate the pattern. I thought I had it when I pulled out this adorable flower print knit. (Did I mention the Moneta is a knit pattern? Yeah, that only added to my anxiety, knit is so much more flaky than wovens!) I started placing my pieces and soon realized it wasn’t going to happen. I had a decision to make. Should I just make a tunic? Or head to Joann’s and get some solid black for the bodice? I had my heart set on a dress, so I went with that latter option. And I’m glad I did, because I love the final look!

Two things that I did for the very first time in making this garment: using invisible elastic for the gathered waist and using a twin needle for finishing the edges with a coverstitch. I love learning new things!






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