Friday, 3 March 2017

The Moneta Party

This past weekend i attended 2 sewing events; the online moneta party hosted by Elle, Rach & Abi (known collectively as the triple stitchers) and the SewDown Dewsbury meetup.

First up, the moneta party. This was an online party encouraging sewists worldwide to sew the same pattern and share their results via Instagram. The pattern chosen by the triple stitchers was Colette patterns Moneta. The Moneta is essentially a skater dress in Jersey. I had never sewn Jersey before so was a little apprehensive about the pattern but figured it was an excellent time to have a go as the triple stitchers would be sharing tips on their blogs that I could make use of. The triple stitchers had also lined up some great sponsors for the party with discounts available at each store. And I love a discount!!

Colette patterns Moneta is available as a PDF and a physical pattern. I opted for a physical pattern as not so confident with the cutting and sticking required with a PDF. I bought my pattern via Minerva Crafts EBay store and it cost £14.99 +99p p&p. This pattern is available at slightly less from other sellers but as the moneta party has proved to be so popular stock seemed to be selling out fast and I opted for a seller I knew delivered in good time.

Fabric and clear elastic I bought from sewessential. They were one of the sponsors of this event and so offered 20% discount off any stretch fabrics in the run up to the party.

I also paid a visit to fabworks and could not resist buying material for two more monetas! A scuba, and a floral panel and ponte for a two tone moneta.

So here are my monetas. I love them both and am so pleased to have this pattern in my library, doubt these 2 will be my last as it is such an easy make. I've still to cut into my scuba, I'll be sure to let you know how that turns out.

I loved how everyone on Instagram joined in with this event, seeing all the different fabric choices and design hacks was so interesting


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