I recently took part in the #MonetaParty hosted by the Triple Stitchers made up of Rachel, Abigal, and Elle . The idea was that all participants sew up the Moneta dress by Colette patterns and share their makes on Instagram.
At first, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to participate after all the Moneta dress is just a simple knit dress.
However, I after exploring Colette patterns website I found a free collar extension pack for this pattern. The collar variations really added to this dress.
I was especially taken by the tie collar and how it gave the dress a bit of a retro nautical inspired look.
Along with the tie collar, I also made the largest size skirt and then gathered it. It gave the skirt a much fuller look than the more relaxed fit of the original dress.
The length of the skirt I cut as directed, but I’m short so I feel like it seems longer to me than most of the Moneta’s that I see online.
With that said, the fuller skirt and longer length also help to give this dress more retro appeal.
The Moneta dress is so easy to make and I managed to sew it up in around 4 hours.
While it might be simple, a few additions really give this dress the retro style I love.
For full details about making this dress be sure to see my full blog post at http://akramsideas.com/moneta-dress/