Moneta dress

The Colette Patterns Moneta dress


The Moneta is one of the latest sewing patterns released by Colette patterns.  The moneta is made out of a knit fabric and is beautifully simple.  The fabric I chose is a ponti di roma in black which will be thick and warm enough for winter wear. I love the dress; it’s so comfortable and flattering.  I’m planning on making another one very soon and have a lovely pink jersey fabric in mind.

There are three versions of the moneta; one sleeveless, one with short sleeves and another with 3/4 length sleeves.  A beginner would be able to make this.  There is also a free booklet that shows you five different ways to make the collar (which you can find here).

moneta dress

Moneta dress by colette patterns

moneta dress

Moneta dress by colette


My moneta dress

My moneta dress

Me making a very silly face. Also POCKETS!

I made the dress far too big and had to take inches off the sides.  All because of laziness on my part; if I make the BIGGEST size it is guaranteed to fit!  I have learned my lesson 🙂

Coat over moneta

Coat over moneta

Coat over moneta (with an even worse face).  I have a new obsession with linen and the ‘lagenlook’.  I think part of me always wanted to dress like a 19th century street urchin.

Sarah Jane


  1. Laura says:

    Such a lovely dress! I treated myself to a sewing machine for my birthday but I still have an awful lots of work to do before I get this goo!

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