Friday, 1 May 2015

Moneta in Red

Hello you gorgeous beast! How's it going? I've been busy with work and stuff. But in honor of Me-Made-May busting out all of it's cool moves, I'm going to attempt to blog about all of my selfish makes before they end up on my chronicles of Me-Made-May on Instagram and later as roundup posts on ze blog.

Today I want to share a cool Moneta with you. It's no secret that the Moneta is one of my favorite patterns as it's so easy to make and the possibilities are almost endless. I have made many versions before(see one, two, three, four and five) and I have a few that I have not yet gotten around to blog about but it will all be fixed in the future. My addiction to sew Monetas is at that stage where I realize that I have a problem and I'm trying to put the pattern away while I try different patterns in my stash but still think every time I go through my fabric stash "Oh this would make a great Moneta and this would make even a greater Moneta." Admitting you have a problem is one step closer to cure, right?

For this version I used the size M bodice and 3/4 sleeve patterns. But I wanted to have long sleeves on this dress so I lengthened the sleeve a bit to have a nice slim long sleeve. For the skirt part I drafted a full circle skirt and sewed it onto the bodice. And I decided to go for the Peter Pan this time. And as red+black is one of my favorite color combos of all time(along with red+white and white+black), I decided to make the collar from a piece of black jersey I had lying around.


The red jersey is a super drapey viscose jersey and it stretches like a *insert profanity* Everyone and their mom knows that you're supposed to let circle skirts hang for a while before hemming as it has the tendency to stretch in some parts of the skirts. I did that, evened it out, hemmed it, wore it, re-hemmed it, wore it and now it needs to be re-hemmed again. And I am seriously thinking of not bothering with it and pretending I totally wanted an asymmetrical look on the skirt part. I'm young and hip, I'm a rebel. Yeah.

Derp herp.

Anyways. I REALLY love this dress. And this is how I usually wear it (minus the 14cm heels). I feel a 100% better when I throw a belt over a dress and this belt I made on a whim over a year ago has gotten a ton of use since I made it.

4 comments:

  1. The red is spectacular and I love the neckline. You look especially pretty in red :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Rhonda! I love your blog and all of your makes and it means so much that you keep coming back and reading my blog. Hugs!

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  2. I love this dress! I had been wondering how hemming goes on a knit fabric circle skirt and you have just confirmed my fears. What technique do you use to level your hem?

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    1. Thank you. I usually either get someone who marks a line that is even from the floor with pins or if I can't get anyone to do that, I measure equal length from the waist down. Both methods for just fine for me. Hemming knits is not that different from hemming woven fabrics. It all boils down to that some blends and types of fabrics are more stretchy and will droop more than others. No matter if they are knits or wovens

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