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.
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.