Here is a review for the Colette Moneta dress. This pattern was featured on the latest edition of Threads magazine and I just drooled over it! 90% of the appeal was the fabric used to create this simple but classic dress and the other 10% was that is was a dress! Sorry the picture is a little blurry, but I think you can see what I mean!
So I used fabric from my stash which was from Fabric Mart and is a Maggie London knit with four-way stretch. Perhaps it is a little light weight, but for assessing fit and such, it worked fine.
This is a versatile pattern in that you can use multiple sleeve lengths, neckline variations (there are several to download on the Colette site for FREE!) creating a multitude of possibilities.
Belt? No belt? The choice is yours!
I did not make an FBA as this was my muslin and it worked out fine--I don't see any pulling, wrinkles, etc. My fabric is rather lightweight, so perhaps on a mid-weight I may have to make an adjustment.
This dress is comfortable and I do like the print! I made the little collar that crosses slightly in the back. The directions call for interfacing the collar and it is a wise move. I tried to make the collar without interfacing and it didn't work so hot. My interfacing is almost always from Fashion Sewing Supply. I used the lightweight couture and it is the perfect finish for the collar.
Sorry about the pasty-white skin. Winter decided to take a hiatus this past week and now that we can bear a little skin without having it freeze off our bodies, mine is in dire need of some sun on it! Let's just say that winter has been l-o-n-g.
I plan on making more of these dresses. This pattern is as well drafted as the Lady Skater by Kitchy Koo.