I recently completed this wonderful, silky Moneta that is perfect for summer. The fabric is so soft and has the perfect drape for this dress. I love the coral color for summer and I know I am going to get a ton of use out of this dress.
This isn’t my first Moneta. Maybe I will get around one of these days of photographing the first one I made and post it here. But I love this dress! First off, I have to say that the Moneta pattern is probably my most favorite dress pattern of all!. I love knit dresses because they are so comfortable, and this dress is so simple yet elegant that I can see myself only making these the rest of my life and being perfectly content with that.
This is an easy project. The only thing that is a little difficult is shirring the skirt. I think this could get a lot easier though as I get more practice with it, or at least I hope it does.
With my first Moneta, I used a twin needle for the hems, but I wasn’t too pleased with the results. The threads on the sleeves popped with that dress and now it needs to be redone. This time I decided to try a regular old zig zag stitch to hem and I have to say, I think I prefer it to the twin needle method. It doesn’t look bad at all and it was much easier to do at that. And I am all about making my sewing easier and more simple.
Modifications: Lengthened skirt a little. Shortened bodice by 1 in. Re-drafted back neckline higher.
What do you think? Do you love Moneta’s as much as I do?