It’s a strange one today, as the finished item in question was a super speedy sew that was made up in the space of an afternoon, but somehow it’s taken the best part of three months to share it….
Part of that’s down to the item itself; whilst making for a very practical piece of clothing that’s great for throwing on during lazy weekends, it’s not so strong on the pretty photo stakes as a lot of my usual makes.
How can you not jump for joy in a former Italian abbey?
It’s no secret that I love Moneta, and it’s quickly become a regular sew, especially since I discovered that I can get a dress out of just one metre of fabric with a bit of wiggling. So it was no surprise that when I spotted some polka dot fabric on a trip to the rag market hosted by Rach that I quickly snapped some up ready for a light and breezy summer dress.
What is it?
A sleeveless jersey dress with a fitted bodice and gathered skirt
Is it blue?
Yup yup yup!
What’s the fabric and where’s it from?
A thin lightweight jersey from an outdoor stall at the rag market; it was a bargain too, costing only £1.50!
What’s the pattern?
The Colette Moneta (again!)
Seriously, the view from this place was amazing!
What was good about making this?
As ever just the speed at which I could get it sewn up was a delight
What was bad about making this?
The fabric was printed ever so slightly squiffy which meant cutting out pieces so that they would line up was a bit of a nightmare. Luckily it’s nothing that couldn’t be sorted with a quick application of some scissors!
Would you make it again?
I wouldn’t say never, although now that we’re moving into autumn I might look to make a few more sleeved versions of the dress. That said, I have a freaking huge list of to-be-mades at the moment so unless it’s a truly truly fabulous print I think it’ll be a while before I make another.