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.

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Connect the dots whoaaaawhoa

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

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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).

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Sad bent twin needle is sad

But I managed to get it done:

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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.

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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.

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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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