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.
I’m Devon Iott, a sewing teacher living in Nashville by way of Los Angeles and Ohio. I’ve been sewing my whole life, and I’ve been able to share my love for it with others by teaching at places like Sew LA, The Fabric Studio Nashville and the Craftcation Conference. You can read about my sewing projects and similar exploits on my website Miss Make.
How it works
Our sewalongs are simple. We’ll publish a series of posts detailing each step in the process of fitting and sewing your pattern. You can sew along with us, ask questions, and share your techniques and advice with others.
Feel free to leave comments here on the blog, or join our Sewalongs Facebook group to post thoughts, questions, and photos. We try our best to answer as many questions as possible, but encourage you to jump in and help each other out as well.
Tomorrow we’ll get started by going over what fabric and supplies you’ll need for your Moneta. You’ll have two weeks to get your shopping done before the actual sewing gets underway.
A week from today, we’ll go over some knitwear sewing basics and discuss fitting a knit pattern.
Then a week after that on June 16th, we’ll get started with the sewing. We’ll work through the dress through the rest of that week, with the final sewing post being the following Monday.
Then you’ll have a week to get all your Monetas finished and into the Colette Flickr group before we highlight some of them in a parade post.