It has been a while since I sewed something for myself and it has been a while since I wanted to make this dress because I believe to be the kind of dress that fits my body type the best and in all the photos I have seen, it looks very flattering and elegant.
The dress is the Moneta Dress from Collete Patterns. I like the classic look of their patterns and this dress is no different. The dress has three sleeve options but I choose the ¾ sleeve so that I can wear it now, layered with a cardigan at least while it is not freezing cold.
I made a size XS and overall I like the fitting. To be honest I really like the dress, the way it fits me and it is super comfortable to wear. Also I got a great compliment from F, which made my day 😉
The fabric is a Cotton Jersey that I bought here while in Portugal for holidays. I guess the floral print caught my eye! I believe this is not the best fabric for this dress because it doesn’t have much stretch, but the floral print totally make up for it 😉
The dress was made according to the instructions, without any change except for not adding the pockets.
Although I do like the dress, a lot, the sleeves don’t quite convince me and next time I will try to improve it (with some help), but I assure you that this one will be worn a lot 😉 Another thing I will do is to reduce the skirt length in about 1 or 2 inches just because I am not tall!
In summary I truly like the dress, a lot, but next time I will try to improve it, according to my personal taste.
Have a great week 🙂