A Moneta for Easter

By Coralie, in Sewing Wardrobe Architect0 comments

Moneta, the brilliant dress pattern from Colette has been on my to-do list for ages. It’s the perfect quick and easy pattern to wear this Spring.

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I’m very happy with the result, it’s so pretty and comfortable. This dress is also very versatile, it can be easily paired with a leggings and cardigan if the weather isn’t too warm.

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And it has pockets! 🙂

Who doesn’t love a dress with pockets?!

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The pattern is well explained and was very straightforward. All the seams were finished with my overlocker, so it has a neat finish inside too!

The only tricky part was the elastic waist seam.

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No matter which machine I used, I couldn’t get the elastic to match the seam. The technique was supposed to be simple: sew the elastic at the same time as the waist seam, stretching it so it matches the seam length.

So in the end, I decided to gather the skirt to make it match the bodice and sew the elastic normally, without stretching it. And it worked like a charm! 🙂

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I’m seeing lots of Moneta in the near future… It’s a real wardrobe staple, I love it! 🙂