Monday, 28 July 2014

Little black Moneta

I did some sewing this weekend, I finished my black Moneta. I really enjoyed making this pattern. It went together so well as everyone in the sewing world seems to say. I found using the clear elastic was quite easy as well. i had never used this before
I shortened the bodice by 25cm but it meant it was more an empire line dress, which is fine but next time I think I will make the full length bodice so the waist is closer to my waist. I normally have to shorten everything. The instructions were very clear and it came together easily.
The fabric was a black I had in my stash. I didn't quite have enough for the sleeves so I decided to do lace sleeves. I think the effect is quite nice. I wish my photographer told me my bra strap was showing but he wouldn't have even noticed. He's also very tall so looks down on me.

I am happy with this dress. I like the neckline and its very comfortable. I think I will get a great deal of wear out of this dress.
Next time I will lengthen the bodice and also just lengthen the skirt a little. I think I will make quite a few of these dresses. They are comfortable and easy to sew. Great for layering as well.
Happy Sewing !

9 comments:

  1. Your dress is lovely! I especially like the lacy sleeves.

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  2. I've never heard of clear elastic, I love learning new things lol! love your little black dress, the lace sleeves look fantastic on it!

    Helen

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    1. I had never seen clear elastic before. Although Did look atsome dresses I had bought and I noticed clear elastic on the waist. I think it gives the waist some strength. It was quite easy to use.

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  3. Lovely dress! The lace sleeves look great!

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  4. Your dress is lovely. Great idea to use the lace on the sleeves. It really suits the dress.

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  5. Thank you. I am pleased with it.

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  6. Loving the lace sleeves. Gives it such lovely detail. A really flattering shape too.

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