Moneta Dress: DIY from Colette Patterns
Shoes: Comfort Plus
Believe it or not, I’ve changed jobs. Again. Yes, I know.
It’s basically my dream job, in my favourite industry, for a company that I know and love, and I haven’t stopped smiling since I started.
Meanwhile I’ve been doing MOAR sewing in an attempt to work my way through the fabric that I’ve been binge-buying over the last couple of months.
This Sulphur-crested Cockatoo fabric came from Spoonflower, and was designed by Rebel, an artist who lives in Queensland.
I decided against my usual choice of “performance knit” in favour of the “modern jersey”. It’s still a poly fabric, but it doesn’t have the sporty sheen of the performance knit, and has a much softer hand-feel. It’s very similar to a modal knit, if that helps at all. It still washes really well; doesn’t shrink or fade, and doesn’t need ironing.
The cockatoo print is a bold geometric print repeated over a backdrop in a deep dusky teal.
I made another Colette Moneta, off the back of my whale print dress, but decided to make the pattern in the larger size, and lengthen the bodice somewhat. Because of how light the jersey fabric was I was aiming for a blousy effect, rather than something that was at risk of clinging and making me feel self-conscious.
I really love the end result, and I’ve already worn it several times. Whenever someone comments on it I tell them I call it my “Frockatoo”.
And then I laugh myself silly.
Love to laugh at my own jokes xx
I love this dress! It looks gorgeous on you and so easy to wear 🙂
Congrats on your new job! You sound and look really happy. Good for you!
Huge congratulations on the new job! Also, your dress is fabulous–I love the blousiness that your fabric choice gives the Moneta.
Many congratulations! Wonderful news!
Congrats on the new job…exciting! That dress is lovely. I wish I had paid attention when my mom tried to teach me how to sew.
That dress is DARLING – and congrats on your new job! Would love to hear the details (when you’re ready to spill, of course).
This dress is too cute — I need more dresses with pockets in my life. Congrats on the dream gig! That’s exciting!
Utterly gorgeous dress! Keep sewing, and keep blogging!
You’ve totally nailed the blousey effect you were after! Awesome work! May need to follow this hack myself 🙂
Love this dress! I really like the idea of the blousing. Nice work.