August 5, 2014

One Trick Pony

I made another moneta.  But if you look closely - it doesn't really look like Colette's Moneta.  As designed - Moneta is a lovely dress that is flattering on everyone I've seen make it.  This is my 4th version - so it's not like I don't like it - I do.  I just find the neckline a bit high on me. 

For this version I took the Lady Skater front bodice over this one and just cut it lower.  i like it!

Per the instructions, the bodice is lined.  Well that's not exactly true, the instructions only have you line the bodice in the sleeveless version.  Until about 3 months ago, I made the majority of my dresses sleeveless and always wore a cardi.  But it's been hot!  and I want to be able to take my cardigan off and not break the dress code at work (I mean, I'm pushing it enough by having bare legs!)   So - I lined the bodice on this version.  

I decided I wanted a different skirt - so I used the skirt from McCalls 5974.  I didn't use the pleats exactly as designed for that skirt - I just measured out from center and folded the pleats back until the bodice and skirt panels lined up at the side seam. 

The fabric is a poly ITY that I bought from Fabric Mart in October 2013.  I spent just over $10 for the 3 yards and I had scraps left over.  The lining was a thin, inexpensive knit from JoAnn's that worked well with the colors.

I  added pockets - I never used to add pockets but I put them in my last dress and now I want them all the time!  Seriously - give me pockets!

Because this giant print was a bit see-through I also made slip out of the leftover yellow jersey.  As TMO told me last week when I was working on my maxi - you don't know how big your hips are do you?  Apparently I don't.  While the slip is long enough and did it's job well - it's too big!  I know this surprises none of you.  

So - all in all - another nice dress to add to the closet!  


  1. I love a Moneta and double so if it's a floral print. A gorgeous make (I too lower the neckline).

  2. This is so pretty.. The floral fabric is just perfect..Love all the changes you made..

  3. Gorgeous dress and fabric - pretty and flirty. When I made dresses, I added pockets, too, if the skirt was full.

  4. I love it! The print is beautiful! It looks so summery and flirty - like you should get out there and twirl.

    Princess's wedding should be coming up soon. I know you're excited. Is it in WA or CT? Have you made your dress yet? I can't wait to see it.

  5. What a bright happy print! Me too, tell about the wedding plans.

  6. So pretty :)

    I love the colors and print. Very flattering.

  7. Love that print! Your hair has gotten so long too.

  8. Beautiful!! I love the fabric and you look so lovely in it!

  9. So pretty!!! I'm loving the slip, what a cool addition!

  10. It looks fantastic - lovely print. I really like the short sleeve option too! Pockets are kind of a must for me now too. I have made a couple of dresses without them and it just feels wrong! I love that you made a slip too, I would never think to do that, but I love it!

  11. This is so joyful! The cap sleeves are a cute as a button addition!


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