Colette patterns Moneta dress

Colette patterns Moneta dress

Have you seen the stretch fabric dress pattern Colette Patterns released earlier this year? The Moneta dress.

I’m not really a big fan of PDF patterns, but somehow I just had to have this pattern. I made a jersey dress with the pattern this summer, and now I have made a winter version that will see me through the cold season.

Moneta dress from Colette Patterns. Photo: Sigvard Lyth

Moneta dress from Colette Patterns. Photo: Sigvard Lyth

The fabric is a wool/acrylic blend from Rainbow Tekstil with small colour-full dots, almost like slub-yarn. The fabric was somewhat see-through, so I knew from the start that I would have to line it.

The lining fabric I chose was a 1×1 rib wool fabric from Janus. I absolutely love the colour -a bright fuchsia colour. However, this two knitted fabrics are quite different when it comes to stretchiness. The main fabric has hardly any stretch to it at all. And the wool rib lining had maybe as much as 20 % stretchability. Oho.

Combining stretch fabrics

When you want to combine two fabrics with very different stretch abilities there are a few things you’ll have to remember. For one check that what you want to do is at all achievable. Then you will have to cut the most stretchy fabric smaller than the not so stretchy one. Fore me, that meant that I cut the lining approx. 2 sizes smaller than the shell.

I decided not to line the sleeves, as that’s a place where see-through-ness  isn’t really a problem. I lined the body and overlocked the sleeves to both layers in one operation. The overlock seam at the inside doesn’t really bother me. The skirt is also lined, but stops about 20 cm from the edge of the skirt.

Moneta dress from Colette Patterns.

Side view of Moneta dress. Photo: Sigvard Lyth

Thanks to my overlocker this was a rather quick project to make.

I think that all in all I used no more than three hours from starting to cut to finished dress. And I’m so happy about the result. The dress is warm and stylish. Only downside is that because of the low wool content in the main fabric it has to be washed after every single time. Airing it, like I normally do with my wool garments just won’t cut it.

Moneta dress by Colette Patterns.

Moneta dress by Colette Patterns. Photo: Sigvard Lyth

Moneta dress by Colette Patterns.

Moneta dress back view. Photo: Sigvard Lyth

And finally I will leave you with a quirky pose photo. 🙂

Moneta dress by Colette Patterns.

Moneta dress quirky pose. Photo: Sigvard Lyth

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Anne Lyth

I'm a Norwegian woman in my early thirties, -married and with two children, living in Oslo -the capital of Norway. I have a BA in Art and Design from Høyskolen i Oslo, and is at current working with production in my professional life. Sewing is my all time hobby and passion. 

2 thoughts on “Colette patterns Moneta dress
Marianne

Dette var en veldig fin versjon av Moneta, tror det er den fineste jeg har sett! Jeg er veldig glad i varme vinterkjoler og -skjørt, så jeg skal sy flere plagg av ull og fleece i nærmeste framtid. Takk for tips om at Janus selger ullstoffer, det visste jeg ikke.

    Anne Lyth

    Tusen takk Marianne.
    Ja, ullstoffene Janus selger på “ull på rull” er av bra kvalitet. Jeg har sydd mye av disse. Det kommer flere slike plagg i bloggen etterhvert. 😉

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