Colourblocked Colette’s Moneta

My plan was to wait and take better pictures of my Moneta, but sadly that just isn’t going to happen. I’ve been sick with a cold for a couple of weeks now and allergy season has begun. I will work on better pictures in the future. I made this two weeks ago before I got sick and love it. The pattern was really easy to follow. It was my first Colette pattern and I am definitely sold on them. I purchased the pdf and would have to say the most difficult part was taping together the pattern.


Connect the dots whoaaaawhoa

Star Trek Voyager got me through it, though. Captain Janeway was very encouraging and Seven-of-Nine critiqued my methods.


Laser cat will find where you hid the food

And my laser cat kept the borg away.

It was also my first time sewing with a twin needle! Except for two broken needles (one because it hit a pin and the other because I failed to properly tighten the needle).


Sad bent twin needle is sad

But I managed to get it done:


This is my casual LOOK I HAVE POCKETS stance

Oh how I love in-seam pockets. Let me count the ways…. or not. I won’t bore you. I took the picture in my step-son’s bedroom. I made that goalie player behind me. I’m an artiste!

But I digress.

I used a stretch cotton teal for the bodice and a stretch cotton navy blue for the collar and the skirt/pockets. I really like the colourblock look of it. The material I used wasn’t super great quality (not great in terms of recovery), though, but the plan is to make tons more of these in the future. I also think that I will cut an extra-large next time instead of a 2XL. I like the dress with a belt, too. This dress is definitely “secret pajamas” in its comfort level. If I had a comfort level scale of 4-inch heels to pillow room, it would get pillow room.


I’m a high-paying artiste – people pay me to stop drawing

I’ve thought about this enough to make 240 other drawings of a pillow room.

I highly recommend this pattern, because wearing a dress that is comfortable as a room filled with pillows is definitely something everyone should be doing.

11 thoughts on “Colourblocked Colette’s Moneta

  1. I love your description of how comfy the Moneta is to wear. I have one in the bag and another cut out …. And the pockets are champion! Hmmm, now considering some colour blocking for version number three. 😉

  2. I’m so glad I came across your blog! You put a smile on my face this morning for sure! I can’t wait to sew up my own Moneta. The beautiful pattern is sitting in my sewing nook mocking my lack of suitable fabric. I adore your color blocking. It’s the first time I’ve seen it done on a Moneta and it’s absolutely FAB!

    • Thank you so much! I’m glad you found my blog, too, and I made you smile! 🙂 I hope you love your Moneta when you find the right fabric. It’s such a great pattern and so easy to sew up. I’ll keep an eye on your blog for your version. Can’t wait. 😀

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  4. When I first saw your post, I was in the car (not driving luckily) because I was rolling in the back seat when I saw your cat and when I read you called it the lazer cat, cracking! I like your colour blocked Moneta and it looks so good with the belt. I haven’t got the pattern but the more versions of it I see, the more I want it, so many things to sew, so little time! 🙂

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