Moneta #1

I’ve always been wary of jersey fabrics and had been told since I was a little girl how difficult they are to sew. Enter the Colette Moneta with its lures of simplicity and super helpful online advice and I took the plunge. With a little supervision from the awesome man in DC Sewing Machines (where I bought my Pfaff Hobby 1142), I sorted myself out with the requisite needles and away I went.

The Moneta pattern is (like all Colette patterns) so well explained and clearly illustrated. I’d never used shirring elastic

blue moneta elastic

or a twin needle

blue moneta neck

before but I felt like I had my hand held all the way through and the finished product was so wearable loveable comfortable that I’ve since made 3 more.

One of the best things about this simple but beautiful little number is the side seam pockets:

Colette Moneta

Colette Moneta

In fact, this morning I gave my lovely choir friend Monica a birthday Moneta and she was thrilled – at Vespers this afternoon we’re going to be matching!!

Colette Moneta

Colette Moneta

Can anyone suggest any other jersey projects now I’ve got the bug?

 

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4 thoughts on “Moneta #1

  1. That is lovely! You could make a sort of jersey (thick material) blazer-style cardigan for feeling cosy at Parents evening but looking smart! x

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