Thursday, 12 April 2018

Liberty Moneta Dress

The Colette Moneta dress is a sewing blogger / insta classic. I have only made one version before with a scant one metre of grey stretch knit here. For my second version, I bust out some good stuff that has been in my stash for over 18 months (purchased in the Liberty 50% off sale). The Liberty jersey print is very pretty with a navy background and soft coral, dark coral, white and blue abstract paint 'splats'.

There isn't much to say about the construction other than this time I decided to line the bodice (as instructed) and add sleeves. The feel of the Liberty jersey is so soft and it has a fabulous drape. The only niggle was I noticed that when stretching the Liberty jersey when attaching the elastic for the skirt there are some 'strain' marks where the colour of the print is a little faded. It is a fault that is very minor so I am not going to worry about it!

Another garment made from my stash fabric #makeyourstash. I am on a roll at the moment!
I wore my new dress to see the Picasso exhibition at the Tate Modern with my friend Charlotte. I would highly recommend a visit if you get a chance to go.

Modelling my Moneta with my new Monroe Turtleneck!

The artwork I am standing in front of is by the feminist artist Jenny Holzer, entitled the Inflammatory Essays, 1979 - 82. They are a series of political, social, moral, feminist, radical and powerful short essays each 100 words long.

Have you seen any thought provoking art / music / theatre / dance recently?


  1. That is such a comfy dress for an exhibition visit. Bit short on inspiration here at the moment - the weather is dragging me down but I have lots of sewing to show for a waterlogged garden! Jo x

    1. Hi Jo, yes the Moneta is so comfy - secret PJ's!

  2. A really pretty dress and the liberty print is perfect for it.

  3. This dress looks great on you, a lovely fit and if it's comfy too - well you can't ask for more than that!
    I haven't seen any plays or art exhibitions recently but I did see an excellent film that I'd never heard of called Short Term 12 which I can't stop thinking about.