Seven Moneta, More!
Y’all didn’t think I would finish the rhyme, now did you? DID YOU?!
You read that right, I’ve made 8 Colette Monetas so far. Am I crazy? Maybe. Is it a good pattern? You betcha!
Meet Moneta #7:
Isn’t she crazy? A while back, I went on an “ethnic” print buying binge at GirlCharlee.com. Bold prints aren’t usually my thing, but I think they translate well into Monetas. They make an otherwise Plain-Jane dress into WOWZA.
I didn’t include the pockets in this version (or the eighth version, either). I made this back in February, but I think I remember not having quite enough fabric to pull off pockets. I think this fabric was printed wonky or cut wonky, so 2 yards didn’t get me much to work with.
But I love her. She gets a ton of wear… almost once a week or every other week. The Moneta is awesome in that she is stupidly comfortable, yet business casual-friendly.
Not too long ago, I was wearing this at work when a coworker stopped me to ask if it was a LuLaRoe dress. I happily chirped, “Nope! I made it!”
It feels good when someone thinks your me-mades are RTW, right?
I’m also pretty proud I was able to match the “stripes” on the side seams! Heck yeah! Time to strike a pose:
The modeling contracts are piling up now, lemme tell ya.
Aaaaand last but certainly not least, here’s Moneta #8:
Another ethnic print, another winner! Just look at that pretty fabric!
I love how these dresses can easily go from spring to summer to fall… and if you’re lucky like me in the desert, even into winter!
I matched the print on the side seams again, woohoo!
There’s something I have to confess… and please don’t laugh… I’ve worn my Monetas so much this summer that I have a Moneta farmer’s tan. That feminine back neck scoop is a semi-permanent sun tattoo on me now. If that won’t make me the spokesperson/face of the Moneta, I don’t know what will.
So now that I have made 8 (7 in my closet… one was a gift), do you think I should move onto another TNT pattern? Or shall I continue this obsessive trend and forever live in these stretchy and stylish dresses?
P.S. This post goes out to my girl Melissa at Mahlicadesigns for always encouraging/poking fun at my Moneta obsession – I think “Moneta-ry Me-Made-May” will happen one day! 😉
Also, another shout-out to my girl Jamie at Mac’s Crafts for being as obsessed with the Sorbetto as I am with the Moneta. We need to start a support group.