You know how I make a post with my sewing plans for the next month and usually stick with it? So halfway through this past month I just saw this fabric sitting in my stash (I bought it as a remnant last year) and I had to do something with it straight away. Initially I wanted to make a kimono, but then realized it was a bit too costume-y for a kimono—when am I ever gonna wear it?—then inspiration stroke again and I decided it was the perfect fabric to make a second Moneta Dress! And so I did it. And you know what? It’s still pretty costume-y, lol.
This fabric was not the easiest to work with, it frayed like crazy when I was cutting, and there was dark blue velvet lint EVERYWHERE. And I didn’t want to invest too much on it, as it was such a silly dress, so I sewed it pretty quickly and didn’t really strive for perfect fineshes. But luckily knit is pretty forgiving, and the Moneta dress is a breeze to put together. I do need to lengthen the bodice of this for future makes, I know it’s kind of supposed to be short, but I have a very long torso and I think the bodice is waaaaay to short. It sits about 5 inches higher than my natural waist (which also means this is an incredible dress to wear when out eating a pizza).
Now I really think this will be a special occasion dress. It’s silly and it looks like it would look nice in a cast member from The Craft (available on Netflix streaming, FYI), but I still like the cheesiness of it. So I’ll save it for some Halloween work parties or New Year’s Eve.