When Colette Patterns announced their sale on some older patterns I immediately ordered two. The Parfait and the Ceylon dress. Two patterns for the price of one, woohoo!
I just finished my first Moneta dress.
Made with knit fabric, this dress can be created in a matter of hours. All three styles of Moneta dresses have a gently curved, wide neckline, a fitted bodice, and a shirred skirt with in-seam pockets. Version 1 is a sleeveless dress with a lined bodice and narrow round collar that laps at the center back. Version 2 has an unlined bodice and short sleeves, while version 3 has an unlined bodice and 3/4-length sleeves. (from their website)
XS - 3XL
According to my measurements I am a size XS. The fit is snug. Would make a size S instead.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Very easy instructions and a sew-along on their website.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
It is a very easy knit dress, great for sewing with knits for the first time. I like the different neckline options.
I don't like the gathered skirt. It just doesn't look good on me. This is only a matter of taste and preference in style!
I believe it is a lightweight Cotton Lycra Knit. I got it at the sale section at Denver Fabrics.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
My measurements put me in a size XS, but I ended up sewing the bodice side seams with a 1/4 SA instead of 1/3.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I will not sew it again for myself, since I don't like the gathered skirt on me. Regardless of that I do recommend it, especially for people who just start to sew with knits.
Sadly this dress didn't work for me with the skirt. I will use the bodice though and alter it with another kind of skirt and/or as a shirt.
After my disappointment with the Moneta Dress I am off to new projects!
Colette Licorice Dress with Sea Horses
Lady Skater Dress with Doodles
Shorts in Linen and Chambray
And here for some good music!