I made another moneta. But if you look closely - it doesn't really look like Colette's Moneta. As designed - Moneta is a lovely dress that is flattering on everyone I've seen make it. This is my 4th version - so it's not like I don't like it - I do. I just find the neckline a bit high on me.
For this version I took the Lady Skater front bodice over this one and just cut it lower. i like it!
Per the instructions, the bodice is lined. Well that's not exactly true, the instructions only have you line the bodice in the sleeveless version. Until about 3 months ago, I made the majority of my dresses sleeveless and always wore a cardi. But it's been hot! and I want to be able to take my cardigan off and not break the dress code at work (I mean, I'm pushing it enough by having bare legs!) So - I lined the bodice on this version.
I decided I wanted a different skirt - so I used the skirt from McCalls 5974. I didn't use the pleats exactly as designed for that skirt - I just measured out from center and folded the pleats back until the bodice and skirt panels lined up at the side seam.
The fabric is a poly ITY that I bought from Fabric Mart in October 2013. I spent just over $10 for the 3 yards and I had scraps left over. The lining was a thin, inexpensive knit from JoAnn's that worked well with the colors.
I added pockets - I never used to add pockets but I put them in my last dress and now I want them all the time! Seriously - give me pockets!
Because this giant print was a bit see-through I also made slip out of the leftover yellow jersey. As TMO told me last week when I was working on my maxi - you don't know how big your hips are do you? Apparently I don't. While the slip is long enough and did it's job well - it's too big! I know this surprises none of you.
So - all in all - another nice dress to add to the closet!