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.
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.
And it has pockets! 🙂
Who doesn’t love a dress with pockets?!
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.
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! 🙂
I’m seeing lots of Moneta in the near future… It’s a real wardrobe staple, I love it! 🙂