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Pink Roses on Black Scuba Fabric: Moneta Dress

I could say that the Moneta dress pattern by Colette Patterns is the most used pattern in my collection. It is a such a versetile sewing pattern; a nice, satisfying and beginner friendly make.

I made my first Moneta last year to join a Moneta instagram party. I hacked it a little bit as I created a button down opening at the front - perfect for nursing. There is a step by step instructions on my blog on how I made the front opening, which you can find here. Next on my Moneta dress list is this springy floral one, again with the nursing friendly opening at the front.

Let's jump onto my new Moneta which I love! It is perfect for my Fall wardrobe and this Scuba Fabric feels really snuggly.


The sewing pattern requires 2 meters of knit fabric. I asked for 3 meters of this beauty from Vicki at Minerva, as I planned to make seperates. I planned to make a Bibi skirt by Tilly and the Buttons (from her latest book "Stretch") and a Inari Crop Tee by Named Clothing. But the plans changed. I decided to make a Moneta dress as I have already got a lot of wear out of my other Monetas. That was the perfect choice for me. I still have a leftover fabric for an Inari crop top tee! Yay!

The fabric has black background with these beautiful burgandy, dusty pink and wine red flowers. Such a chic fabric design.


I chose size Small for my bust which I graded to size Medium for my waist and my hips. I went for a smaller size this time and I'm very very pleased with the fit of my new Moneta dress.

I made View 2. That was the first time for me working with a scuba fabric and I was quite afraid of it! Trust me guys, it is easier than I thought. I didn't have any issue cutting the scuba faric nor sewing it. I cut it using a rottary cutter while stabilised it with pattern weights. I used a small zic - zac stitch for the entire garment. To secure the side stitches and make them look neater, I stiched them down flat, close to the side seams.

Final Thoughts

Love the colour palette that my new Moneta dress has. The floral pattern on the fabric is amazing! Pairing it with my Mona jacket by Wear Lemonade, seems to look like the perfect match for Fall! *heart eyes* What do you think? Let me know!

Sewing Summary

Size: Small for my bust gradded to size Medium for my waist and my hips.
Alterations: I stiched down the side seams.
Total Cost: The fabric was provided to me by Minerva Crafts for reviewing/testing purposes. The sewing pattern costs 11 pounds. The thread was bought by me.
Make Another One: I would propably will make another one. Like I said this is my third Moneta dress so I could definetly see myself making another Moneta in the future.

Feel free to follow me on instagram @argkalant. My blog is the Happy Sewing Blog and there you can find my sewing makes and sewing pattern reviews.

Thanks for reading!

Until next time,

Happy Sewing!!

Argyro xx

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