Colette Moneta; Swingy and Perfect

So I finished Moneta! I ended up having to take the waist up, not for any fitting issues, but because my knit fabric (sew classics jet set knit from joann’s) ending up getting a huge run in the bodice at the waist. I prefer a lower waistband, but didn’t feel like scrapping the whole project. SoContinue reading “Colette Moneta; Swingy and Perfect”

On the sewing table; Moneta

Currently I’m about halfway through the construction of Colette’s Moneta dress. I’ve had a few issues with the elastic gathering on the waistband. It’s a bit fiddly to say the least. I can honestly say after sewing the Mabel skirt, and now this dress, I might actually like working with knits. They’re much more forgivingContinue reading “On the sewing table; Moneta”

Mabel : Great Pattern, Maybe Not For Me.

Let me start by saying this pattern is awesome. It’s well drafted, and a perfect beginner knit pattern. I don’t necessarily have the body to pull it off. I have a full tummy and no hips to speak of (don’t let the love handles fool you). I had to slash and spread the stomach areaContinue reading “Mabel : Great Pattern, Maybe Not For Me.”