I may like my second Moneta even more than my first. Why? Because. Dinosaurs!
Colette’s Moneta dress 🙂
I didn’t gather the skirt the way the pattern instructs – I just don’t have the knack with clear elastic at all. I just gathered it in the standard way (basting and pulling the back thread). I also shortened the skirt a little, but that is a fairly standard modification for me – so much so that I barely even count it.
I found the fabric on eBay. It came from a shop in Germany, I think. It is really soft and comfortable to wear, but my machine hated this fabric. It just kept trying to eat it, sometimes in the middle of a seam with no explanation whatsoever – majorly stressful. Every now and then I do come across a jersey my machine just won’t have. A lot of people have suggested a walking foot – I think I may have to take heed of their advice.
The fabric was £16 per metre. I bought two and have some leftover – probably enough for a very simple tee (hello, Agnes!) if I ever pluck up the courage to put this fabric through my machine again. I already had all the other supplies I needed, so about £32 for this one 🙂