So I finished the Colette Moneta! 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 forgiving than woven fabrics, and hemming with a twin needle is a breeze! I had to take the waist up about two inches, 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.An issue that arose from me having to install the elastic more than once. I prefer the lower waistband as drafted, but didn’t feel like scrapping the whole project. So the look ended up a bit more “baby doll” than I had originally intended.
As soon as I can get to the fabric store though, I intend on making another one! It’s seriously the perfect dress. Easy to dress up or down, flattering, and mega comfortable!
Not too shabby right? Despite this fabric getting runs like crazy, I like the drape and hand feel a lot. The back has a slightly deeper neckline, which I like, but am thinking about making it an even deeper U shape. I think this is really flattering for for my apple shape, unlike the other knit pattern released by Colette, Mabel. Gathered skirts, and elastic waist… yes please!
Size Sewn – XL
Fabric Used – Sew Classics Jet Set Knit from Joann’s
Notions Used – Clear Elastic, Twin Needle
Alterations– Shortening the bodice, but not on purpose. After a few failed attempts with the clear elastic, I kind of had to cut the bodice to get a fresh, non-shredded edge to attempt with again. But besides that it fit right out of the envelope.
Would I make it again?– Yes! They’re so easy to wear. I have already bought fabric for a mint and gray version! They’re really comfortable, and I wore mine a lot when we were travelling in Paris last month!