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!

The Moneta Obsession

Currently I’m sewing up a line of Colette’s Moneta Dress … you could say I’m obsessed (the title gives that one away!).

It all started with seeing the Moneta Party on IG way back when I first got the itch to stitch. It’s only take me a couple of years to summon up the courage to thread up the overlocker and have a go of this Jersey malarkey.

Here’s a Summery of my dresses so far!

Moneta 1

Fabric: John Lewis – dark green and black

Sleeves – short length

First trip out was at Tantallon Castle!

Moneta 2

Fabric: Fabric Focus, Mustard and grey knots

Sleeves – 3/4 length

Shortened bodice length and slightly shorter skirt

Made it up for #OWOP18

My mustard snag tights match up perfectly with this version!

Moneta 3

Fabric: Fabric Focus

Hack – scoop back

Sleeves: 3/4 length

Wore to a friends exhibit opening night!

Moneta 4

Fabric: Fabric Focus, Sage green with floral design.

Hack – scoop back

Have to re do front bodice due to overlocker punching a hole in it šŸ¤¬

Sleeves– 3/4 sleeves

Date night with the bestie for this one!

Well that’s four so far and there’s at least another four to be sewn including a Christmas one, so watch this space and IG for more to come with other hacks (I love the scoop back hack!).

Also I am going to put a couple of other stretch/Jersey pieces in between now and the rest of the Moneta’s so you don’t think I’m a one-trick Moneta! I’ll be talking about my next few projects in my make nine 2019 post soon!