It is a really quick make apart from the turning out of the straps which always takes a long time and lots of patience! I used a bright yellow thread to topstitch with to add some interest to the navy dress!
Well, I’m wearing a shirt that doesn’t go very well so I feel like I’m not letting this skirt shine but to me it is PERFECT! I really love everything about it – my favourite fabric EVER! It can come up a bit big so I’m so happy that the buttons on the waistband can be positioned to tighten the skirt. I also added a small dart to the side of the waistband to shape it and make it fit a lot better to my form!
I only had 1m of the main fabric, which is also lightweight so I used the chambray as a underlining but also made the skirt front and back in the full pattern length as I had to shorten the main fabric to fit the pattern on 1m! I also added a lovely lace exposed zip which makes it even prettier!
I decided to get pattern hacking for this one (and basically for the first time ever) to get a vintage, film noir inspired monochrome Moneta to party in…
HUGE thanks to my gorgeously generous husband for the photos and to the shop keepers of Crouch End for letting us use their walls!
I made the pattern exactly as is but added a yoke with a higher neckline and a self drafted pointed collar with a wide silk ribbon for a touch of glamour! I also made and added piping to the yoke seam which I love and have started a new obsession with piping and my new found love – the overlocker piping foot! WOW!
I also did my first ever toile!!
A very wearable one luckily – I just wanted to play around with collar shapes and check the yoke was in the right place… and then I could cut into the main fabric I had been saving! I changed the collar to be sharper and added piping and the ribbon bow for extra interest!
The fabric is all from my stash and I’m so happy to finally use the flocked mesh I bought when I first started sewing!
I just got lightroom so had a lot of fun adding the film noir style frames to this lot!
I also made a vlog (with the lovely Megan along for some of it) to accompany this blog here:
We’re all about the Moneta Party love!!
I’m having so much fun instastalking the #monetaparty tag – are you or have you already joined in?! I want to see!!