I cut out the bodice and 3/4 sleeve straight up size M. Though for me the sleeves seem more like half sleeves, but whatever, maybe I have ape arms(actually I kind of do have long arms, thanks Mom) I lined the bodice and peplum with white viscose jersey but I left the sleeves unlined. I felt like the lace would be enough to cover the arms and the extra layer of jersey would be too thick around the arm. For the peplum I cut out straight strips that were 23 cm wide and as long as I could cut them. At this point I was running out of lace and had to do quite a bit of puzzle matching to make it work. I stitched the neckline back with the twin needle as I didn't want to add anything that would make the top look too busy. I also had to stitch the seam that connects the bodice with the peplum towards the bodice as it kept pulling itself down in some places and up in other places and it kept looking wonky. To hem the sleeves and the peplum I used also twin needle. .
Diamonds aren't girls best friend, that's a lie. Twin needle is.
Construction wise it's pretty identical to the lace top. Only I placed the pleats a bit differently. And for the neckline I cut out a strip from the fabric to have a cool effect of the print running around my neckline. Instant necklace! Yes, I would love that, thank you. I cut the strip as a straight piece and sewed it on as I would sew on a regular bias tape. As it's a knit that had a lot of stretch it didn't need to be cut as a bias tape.
The hem and sleeves are also finished with the twin needle and all the seams are serged for both tops.
The Moneta is definitely mu TNT pattern. What's yours? Or have you ever felt like you have been waiting for years for the right pattern for THAT fabric in your stash?