I know, I know another Moneta but I was in serious need of a pick-me-up! I tried and MASSIVELY failed to sew a Mimi Blouse from Tilly’s Love at First Stitch and it was a nightmare. I had this beautiful Spanish looking fabric in orange and pictured a lovely, bright blouse but it wasn’t to be. The yoke is too high up. I added piping as she suggests in the book but it made it stiff and awkward, the sleeves were too small and the top it off, the actual blouse was too, even though lots of people warned it would have a lot of ease. To make matters worse, it was supposed to be my last make before my holidays and 2 weeks away from my machine so I felt really unsatisfied.
And so my friends, I was consoled… By this amazing fabric and the super quick Moneta.
It really was super quick. Literally the night before we went on our holidays, knowing I would be without machine and determined to leave on a high, I grabbed this jersey recently added to my stash, the trusty Moneta pattern and cut!
I sewed it together with the speed of a mad woman and had the whole dress complete, including the consideration of the pattern placement, in an hour.
I made the following changes; I lengthened the skirt to mid calf, like my Galaxy one. I was hoping for a maxi hack but I didn’t have enough fabric. I wanted to include the amazing colours at the bottom of the fabric in the skirt and I think calf length suits this dress. I lowered the back slightly. I also discounted the pockets (no time for that).
That’s it! The moneta has been so crucial in getting over my fear of sewing with jersey- I only wish I would now step away from the Moneta and try some new Jersey patterns as was intended for this fabric!!!
I wore this on my holiday on a trip to Beadnell Bay where we watched the fishing boats come in and took in the views. A perfect dress for that I think!