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Moneta Sewalong June 2014


Hello and welcome! In this sewalong, we’ll be going step by step through the process of sewing a Moneta knit dress.

If you’ve never sewn with knits before, that’s ok! We’ll review techniques for working with knit fabrics with and without a serger. The sewalong will cover both the version with a collar (Version 1) and the version with sleeves (Version 2/3).

Moneta is a versatile, comfortable and elegant dress that’s a breeze to make. After you make one you’ll want a whole row of them hanging in your closet.

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The Moneta Sewalong

  1. Welcome to the Moneta Sewalong (39 Comments)

    Moneta is a chic and comfortable wardrobe staple and a fabulous project for the beginner knitwear sewer. We’ll guide you through every step of making both the collared and sleeved versions of this dress. With just a few pattern pieces and limitless possibilities of fabric and styling choices, you’ll soon be whipping up a Moneta for every occasion.

  2. Gather Fabric and Supplies (49 Comments)

    Let’s go over what fabric and supplies you’ll need for your Moneta.

  3. Tips for Sewing and Fitting Knits (33 Comments)

    Before we start, let’s go over some tips and techniques for working with knit fabrics. We’ll also discuss fitting a knit pattern.

  4. Sew the Bodice (all versions) (45 Comments)

    We’ll start by sewing the bodice. For Version 1, we’ll be working on the bodice shell and the bodice lining. For Version 2/3, we’ll be working on the shoulder seams.

  5. Sew and Attach Collar (version 1) (4 Comments)

    If you’re making Version 1, it’s time to construct and attach the collar.

  6. Install Sleeves and Finish Neckline (versions 2 & 3) (17 Comments)

    If you’re making Version 2/3, we’ll be attaching the sleeves to the bodice and hemming the neckline.

  7. Sew the Skirt (36 Comments)

    Today in both versions we will be attaching the pockets, constructing our skirt and learning how to gather the skirt with clear elastic.

  8. Attach Skirt, Hem and Finish (33 Comments)

    Today we’ll be wrapping up by attaching the skirt to the bodice, hemming the skirt, and finishing our Monetas.

  9. Your Finished Monetas! (5 Comments)

    A parade of some of your beautiful finished Monetas!