MONETA PARTY – my film noir version…


Moneta Party Time!!

As of yesterday and until tomorrow night 3 of my favourite sewing ladies, Elle (Sew Positivity), Rach (Rach Against The Sewing Machine) and Abi (Sew Abigail) are hosting a totally brilliant online sewing party that I’m sure is no news to any of you! It’s all about making and showing of your version of the brilliant Collette pattern – The Moneta Dress!

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!!

Lots of love and happy Moneta-ing!

Hello I’m Gabby! When I’m not singing with my band 'Gabby Young' I’m mainly sewing, dreaming about fabrics, patterns or knitting and vlogging or blogging about it all! Come join me! Xox Gabby
  1. Oh my goodness I love your version! Absolutely gorgeous styling too! X

  2. I love this and your cloche hat!!!!

  3. Beautiful! So chic.

  4. I’m in love with your dress! I totally thought you would be in the top 9. Oh well, it’s very pretty anyway 🙂

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