More double sewing: Colette Moneta’s

So this will be my final entry for April’s Sew Double challenge: two Moneta dresses.

These were also sewn for the Curvy Colette blog tour (more details on my blog), to celebrate Colette creating plus sized patterns (and knit pattern). My first dress was made from a red houndstooth ?viscose knit bought from last years Fabric-a-brac:

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And the second is made from a merino-Tencel blend from The Fabric Store which unfortunately has a bit of vertical stretch so the waist is a bit lower than I’d like. But the tie collar is SO CUTE

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These were remarkably quick to make up – they took about 2 hours tops which included hemming with a zig-zag stitch. The bodice is well drafted and I find it interesting (in a good way) how different the 2- and 3xL shapes are from the smaller sizes, Colette has done a great job. The only thing I wish is that it was easier to only print the sizes you need – I ended up with heaps of excess pages for the 2X and 3X sizes that I didn’t need, and I imagine it’s as annoying the other way around.

As usual you can find more photos and information on my blog, www.tworandomwords.wordpress.com. I highly recommend these patterns – I only needed one tiny alteration to the pattern (lowering the waist seam by 1cm) for it to be a TNT dress pattern, and I find myself reaching for them and the skirts as much as I feel I can get away with wearing them. And so good that as soon as I had made one and popped it on to try, I started cutting out a second version (even using up fabric that was tagged for another project!)

8 thoughts on “More double sewing: Colette Moneta’s

  1. I like this dress! I saw the pattern on Colette but wasn’t sure about it. You wear it well! Especially loving the sleeved version. I’m glad to hear its easy to make. Great job!

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  2. My, you have been busy! Totally love the tie collar too. You’re driving me crazy trying to figure out which beach that is, and how brave are you taking off your cardi for pix on a misty grey old Wellington day. Brrrrrrrr!

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    • It’s because I’ve tricked you, I’m not in Wellington at all for these – the second was taken at Flagstaff near Russel, and the beachy one was at Okaito, NZ’s first capital (also in the Bay of Islands). It was cold but not as cold as Wellington would be with that mist

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