Moneta for Summertime Stretchy Sewing

Hi all,

You might have noticed with my last couple of posts that knits seem to have become my sewing life. It’s KNITPALOOZAH!  Who knew knits were so yummy? I certainly didn’t, plus I’m learning so much. I’m also all about Colette Patterns too. These are a few of my favorite things (in my Julie Andrews voice).

Knit pattern Moneta is my latest dress.  It’s a versatile and comfortable dress with many style options and collar variations thanks to the free pattern download (collar only) on the Colette website. I didn’t bother with any. I will at some point.


The size ranges from an XS-3XL. I cut a large and that worked for me. I wanted it a little longer so I added five inches to the dress. I might raise the hemline a smidge next time, but I like the length. I also went with the short sleeves.  I purchased a poly knit from JoAnn’s. I might as well be wearing pj’s, that how soft and comfortable it is.

I was introduced to two new concepts, twin needles and clear elastic. Honestly I’ve been avoiding both like the plague. The pattern instructions were very clear. I did struggle with the pockets and the elastic, but I don’t blame anyone. It’s a me thing.  If this is your first time working with elastic please go slow and use a fresh ball point or stretch needle. It’s very doable, just be patient with yourself.  I also made this in a deep purple.

As always you can see more here.

moneta 1

At home in my Moneta

At home in my Moneta


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