I thought briefly about not posting the same patterns back to back and then I said screw it, it’s my blog I do what I want 😛
Yes, mere moments after I posted my last Moneta, I immediately got to work on my next one! I first re-traced my pattern in my correct size large- and boy howdy, it is amazing how easy and quick this pattern goes when, you know, you pick the right fabric and size!! With the right size this basically fit straight out of the envelop!
You can see in addition to changing up the size I added a collar! I used some left over green knit Robert Kaufman fabric I got forever ago and just barely managed to eke out this collar with some clever tetrising (i.e. I COMPLETELY ignored grainline!)
Because the back overlap wouldn’t lay flat I threw a few hand stitches in there to force it to lay flat. I had some difficulty with the front of the collar too. You can see in the photo above it wants to roll up. I tried clipping the curves and understitching it, which I think actually made it worse. It’s not that big of a deal. I’m sure I’m the only one who notices the width discrepancy between the front center and the shoulders of the collar, but any suggestions would be appreciated
The body of the dress is a Navy interlock from Jo-ann’s…. yes, east Tennessee got a Jo-ann’s and I’m super excited! At any rate, back to the fabric itself- it’s pretty decent and with my 20% off coupon, plus 30% off knits you couldn’t beat the price. However, I’m a bit nervous that it’s already starting to fade.
I used the twin needle again to hem the skirt and sleeves and threw some green thread in there to match the collar 🙂
Things went a lot smoother this time and the hump between the stitching lines isn’t as bad either. Maybe the twin needle isn’t actually the anti-christ afterall!?!
P.S. I may, or may not, have spilled food all over my new dress mere moments after these shots were taken
But that’s ok- I’m already plotting my next Moneta…. this pattern may be the Grail t-shirt pattern for 2017 (FYI: I made that pattern 7 times in 2016!)