Hello everyone, I hope you are enjoying this beautiful day!
I just made a Colette Moneta out of this beautiful Ponte that I purchased on Fabric.com
I have never tried this pattern but have heard about the amazing Moneta party last month on Instagram where hundreds of sewist made a version of the Moneta and posted on Instagram using the hashtag #monetaparty. I am so sad that I missed this opportunity but I still used this hashtag to look up everyone’s amazing Monetas when I was researching this pattern. If you are thinking of trying this pattern I would suggest to do the same because there are so many variations and possibilities which allows so much flexibility with different tastes and options!
This pattern is a simple make, however it calls for knit fabric and I only worked a bit with knits.
The pattern comes in lovely packaging with easy to follow instructions included in the booklet.
I ended up installing a neck band just because I saw a few Monetas on Instagram with neckbands and was really attracted to the look and feel that it gave the bodice. I attached the neckband and used a double needle to finish.
My stitches were a bit off in some parts of the neck band but overall I was satisfied with the outcome.
The pattern also has a shirred skirt which is accomplished by using 1/4 inch clear elastic. I had read online that some people have had issues with working with this type of elastic saying that it is slippery and difficult to sew with.
My fabric store did not actually have clear elastic so I opted for swimwear elastic instead.
I attached the bodice to the skirt after gathering the skirt with this elastic.
After using my double needle again to hem the skirt, I was done!
So quick and easy and so beautiful!