The many faces of Moneta

So you might gather I’m quite a sucker for the “Moneta” by Colette Patterns and the fact that it’s been a few months since I’ve last wrote a blog post, would be too good an opportunity to miss to give the wee blog a bit of a boost!

So in no order here’s my “Moneta Collection”

šŸ§µFabric from Pin & Sew

šŸ§µHacked neckline and sleeves from Seamwork Alice and added a polo neck!

šŸ§µFabric from the Edinburgh Dress Fabric Company

šŸ§µHack – scoop back

šŸ§µThe Moneta that started it all!

šŸ§µFabric from John Lewis

šŸ§µFabric from Fabric Focus

šŸ§µFirst scoop back hack

šŸ§µThe Scoop back with petal sleeves dress

šŸ§µFabric bought from Fabricate Mirfield

šŸ§µMade it for my 39th Birthday

šŸ§µFabric from Sewisfaction

šŸ§µScoop back – ooo er.

šŸ§µMade this for going out to dinner for our 10th Wedding Anniversary

šŸ§µFabric from Fabric Focus

šŸ§µScoop back hack

šŸ§µFabric from Holm Sown

šŸ§µMy Christmas Day 2018 dress

šŸ§µFabric from Fabric Focus

šŸ§µScoop back & 3/4 length sleeves (must be my favourite combo)!

Would it surprise you if there a few others that are works in progress? Once they are completed, I’ll share them on Instagram @sewdoitemma.

Ok, well hopefully it won’t be as long as last time until I write a blog, but until then … see you soon!

But it’s not Moneta, it’s …

Myrtle Dress by Colette Patterns!

Yes I finally cracked my Moneta obsession, don’t worry there’s plenty more of them coming with hacks but for the moment I’m trying out different patterns and I have a few exciting things that are happening but I can’t tell quite yet!

Ok, lets talk Myrtle:

Do I like and will I use the pattern again, if so will I make any changes?

I love it, especially the cowl neck feature.  I’d definitely use the pattern again but I would shorten the shoulders to avoid the embarrassment of showing of my assets too much!

Where did I get the fabric from?

I bought the lovely viscose jersey from fabric focus this winter, unfortunately for you I took the last 3.5 meters (sorry but not sorry) in fact, originally i bought 2,5 meters realised I didn’t have enough and the luckily there was 1 metre left when i went back to the shop – phew!

Myrtle needs quite a drapey jersey and lightweight I’d say and for me it was a good skill builder. This was the first time I did a cowl neck and used the main fabric for a lining on the front and encased elastic in the skirt.

For a quick make, once you’ve done it once it makes sense.

Ok here’s the fun part – PHOTOS … Hooray!

Now, where I’m I going to fit in time to do a woven version in this pattern? I love how this pattern is versatile like this!