One dress - Two Styles : #1 Casual
I’m back this week for a series of articles : One dress – two styles : part 1. I wanted to show you all the possibilités for a homemade dress depending on the style of your accessorizes, or where you are going. To try this exercice, I used my last make: the Moneta dress from Colette Patterns, with Plantain neckline from Deer & Doe. My favorite knit pattern so far!
I agree with you, this dress has been made and made and made. It’s definitely not a new pattern for you! or even for me! It’s my third version of the pattern (seen here and there during winter). But! There is a but! This striped version was the first one I had in mind when I bought this pattern. I ordered the knit fabric from the website Fabric.com, it’s from the designer Riley Blake. But when I tried it for the first time, I failed completely at this attempt as I didn’t have a clear elastic in my stash and used a random one. It definitely didn’t work. I had to throw away my dress and try with an other knit.
As I don’t like to fail that much, I bought the same fabric again in February, and still had this dress in mind. As I had a bit more experience on making Moneta, I tried again. And it worked!!! If you look at the skirt, you can see that the stripes are even everywhere : that’s because I changed a bit the pattern. Moneta has a skirt with a curved bottom and top, but that doesn’t work well in my opinion when you use striped fabric. I kept the curved line at the bottom but cut the top of the skirt in a straight line, like rectangle. This way, the stripes at the belt are all even.
Same thing for the neckline binding : I don’t like to cut a neckline in the biais when I use a striped fabric, so I cut this one in the direction of the stripe. It has been quite hard to sew it at the exact same measure all around the neckline but with patience you can do it.
This dress is my favorite from the three Moneta I’ve made as I love breton dresses! I wear it here in a casual way, with my new wellies that I ordered from the french brand Aigle. As you can guess, under the ice and the snow, there is…. water! We walked on the banks of the river on a Sunday afternoon and I wasn’t even afraid to get wet! Knit dresses are just so comfortable for week-end! But they can be more fancy if you add the good accessorizes, and I’ll show it to you in the next few days, so stay tuned!
Have a nice friday!
Pattern : Moneta, Colette Patterns avec encolure Plantain, Deer & Doe
Size : XXS
Fabric : Jersey Riley Blake, Fabric.com
Photographs : Verdun, Montréal