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Monday, June 30, 2014

Sewing Project: Another Moneta in Stripes (A Love Story)


Ok, I've been a bad blogger... I made this dress a month ago and I'm just now posting it! 



This is my second version of the Colette Patterns Moneta dress, and despite it's simplicity, this is seriously one of my favorite things I've ever made. It's so comfy, simple, cute and it's so easy to throw on during those mornings when you just don't have the energy to pick out an outfit (and I've had many of those lately). I've worn it so many times since I made it, including to the (LA Blogger Meetup a couple of weeks ago and Disneyland). I've gotten tons of compliments on it despite it being such a simple style. One of the "would you like to take a survey?" girls at Disneyland actually stopped me and asked me where I got it!


The fabric is one of those kind of mystery fabrics I picked up on one of my many thrift store expeditions. It's a sort of thick knit fabric that I think might be considered a "pique." (More knowledgeable sewers are more than welcome to correct me if I'm wrong.) The funny thing is that I came really close to not buying it. It was $7 and I was having one of my thrifty "don't be a fabric hoarder" moments and almost talked myself out picking it up. I'm so glad my fabric-hoarder side won out though, because it ended up being perfect for the Moneta pattern, and there was so much fabric left over that I could probably make myself a duplicate after I wear this one out! Have you ever done that? Almost not bought something and then ended up absolutely loving it?


Oh, yes, and it has pockets. These have become a must-have feature on pretty much every dress or skirt I make!


This geometric necklace is another one of my favorites! I bought it at the Stitch Market from Sweet Bella Designs.


I look goofy in this picture, but here's how it looks with a cardigan. 

Like I mentioned when I posted about the Bronte top, I'm still a newbie with knits, but I'm falling hard for how comfortable and versatile these fabrics and, once you get the ballpoint needle thing down, they're actually really easy to sew. I'd love to find some cute knit fabrics in fun colors and patterns. Does anyone have recommendations for online shops?

Thanks for stopping by!

13 comments:

  1. I am green with envy over your dress, I love it so much! How do you always find badass stuff at the thrift stores?!? I need some of your luck!

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  2. This is so cute! I have three monetas already... but I might make one more tonight! It is such a wearable pattern.

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  3. I love this dress! I love it when simple things are favorite things. I'm also new to knits but I'm addicted to the Moneta.

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  4. Such a cute dress. If you're looking for fun knits, my favorite stash enabler is thefabricfairy.com

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  5. I've just finished my second Moneta today, and like you, just LOVE it!
    Looks wonderful on you!

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  6. OMG this is my dream dress!!!! Love love love! I am really thinking I need to get the Moneta - so many cute versions! This is definitely a favorite though! :)

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  7. This is the perfect dress! So glad that you didn't leave the fabric behind! I have fabric to make two more Monetas -- just need to do it!!!

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  8. This looks like a RTW dress, no wonder the survey girl stopped you! Such a classic dress. I've never ordered from them, but I recently started following them on Instagram, but Wanderlust Fabrics has some beauties. http://wanderlustfabrics.bigcartel.com/

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  9. This dress looks wonderful - the fabric is wonderful. I bet you're glad you didn't leave it behind after all!

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  10. The stripes looking amazing and its such a beautiful colourway on you. I do have a stripe sitting in my stash awaiting cutting out for my second Moneta and now you've pulled it further up my sewing list. This is one of the nicest Monetas I've set eyes on.

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  11. Well this is just lovely! I love the colour and great stripe matching, lady! Awesome work :D

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  12. What a lovely dress, I love the stripes so much! The fabric has such a special color, it's really perfect.

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  13. Looks great Melissa - keep going with the knits - they're so easy to wash and care for too. And yes I've given in to my inner fabric-hoarder many times!

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