It’s Indie Pattern Month over at the Monthly Stitch, a fun month of challenges designed to acquaint us with the wonderful world of Indie pattern designers. Last week’s challenge was to make a pattern from a company that was ‘New To Me’. I picked Colette patterns, a company based in my home town, Portland, and made their popular pattern, the Moneta dress. And lucky me, my ‘make’ qualifed me as a finalist in this week’s competition! Voting is now on the Monthly Stitch and I’d love to have your vote!
This is a fabulous pattern, and I can see why it’s been so popular in the sewing community. I’m not sure why I never made it before….I’ll be making it again and again. I used a cotton jersey knit and added a contrast collar, sleeve bindings and pockets. It came together easily, and my full review can be found on the Monthly Stitch website. The good news about this pattern is that Colette includes lots of collar options on their website so that you can make many fun versions. It’s really a keeper.
If you’re new to the Monthly Stitch, it’s worth checking out. It’s a great community and every month brings a new challenge. It’s a fun way to get inspired to do something new and to make sewing friends.
Happy sewing and thanks for stopping by!
6 thoughts on “New to Me: a Colette Moneta”
Your link to The Monthly Stitch is broken in the last paragraph….
Thanks for letting me know! I’ll go in a fix it now.
So pretty! Love your fabric choice. Well done!
Thanks! The fabric has been in my stash for awhile, waiting.,,,
Everyone’s making Monetas! and I have to make one yet. I love your version – the blue print and the blue contrast is just the way I like it. I love that they give you other pattern options.
It’s such a great pattern! Better late than never….the neckline options are all so great. It definitely makes this pattern easy to sew a million times.