Originally posted on my blog (and then procrastinated about posting it here):
My plan was to wait and take better pictures of my Moneta, but sadly that just isn’t going to happen, but I will work on better pictures in the future. I made this in the first week of May and I love it. The pattern was really easy to follow. It was my first Colette pattern and I am definitely sold on them. I purchased the pdf and would have to say the most difficult part was taping together the pattern.
Star Trek Voyager got me through it, though. Captain Janeway was very encouraging and Seven-of-Nine critiqued my methods.
And my laser cat kept the borg away.
It was also my first time sewing with a twin needle! Except for two broken needles (one because it hit a pin and bent and the other because I failed to properly tighten the needle and it went all wonky and broke off).
But I managed to get it done:
Oh how I love in-seam pockets. Let me count the ways…. or not. I won’t bore you. I took the picture in my step-son’s bedroom. I made that goalie player behind me. I’m an artiste! (Not really)
But I digress.
I used a stretch cotton teal for the bodice and a stretch cotton navy blue for the collar and the skirt/pockets. I really like the colourblock look of it. The material I used wasn’t super great quality (not great in terms of recovery), though, but the plan is to make tons more of these in the future. I also think that I will cut an extra-large next time instead of a 2XL, because it runs a little large on me. This dress is definitely “secret pajamas” in its comfort level. If I had a comfort level scale of 4-inch heels to pillow room, it would get pillow room.
I’ve thought about this enough to make 240 other drawings of a pillow room.
I highly recommend this pattern, because wearing a dress that is comfortable as a room filled with pillows is definitely something everyone should be doing.
This is my first post here! Glad I found the Monthly Stitch! 😀