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!

My February Minerva Make – A Coat For Hobbes!!

Happy Saturday all!

I’m so excited to share this blog so I’ll just get on and do it but, just so you know I have not forgotten my poor old blog and I have plans to give it some love and more posts very soon!

Anyway this month’s Minerva make is not for me- it’s for my little dog, Hobbes – much to his dismay – it’s a dog coat!

Click on picture or here to pop on over to Minerva Craft’s Blogger Network to read all about it


Have a wonderful weekend all!

My January Minerva Make – The ‘nearly finished’ Red Cardigan

Jan 9, 2017 | Posted by in knitting, Minerva Crafts Blogger Network | Comments Off on My January Minerva Make – The ‘nearly finished’ Red Cardigan

Well hello there!!

It appears to be a new year since I last spoke to you so with the risk of sounding ‘so last week’ HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I have things to blog about and lots of exciting things to share soon but I’m just whizzing past to show you my latest Minerva make – a lovely red cardigan… here’s the post on Minerva Crafts:

I have now finished this cardigan, it’s being blocked and I will get some photos and post the finished article soon!!

I’ll be back!

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