Saturday, 30 July 2016

Collette Moneta

My little sewing business has been super busy over the last few months and one of my clients is a 95 year old lady who wanted a dress to wear to her Granddaughter's wedding. After a long chat with her she decided on an Emery dress in a floral cotton, great, until I thought about it and realised there was no way she would manage the zip.

After a quick google I realised that the Moneta dress by Colette was almost the correct shape and Jersey so so much easier to wear for someone with limited mobility. She wasn't sure if it would be too tight so I offered to make one for myself (such a sacrifice!) so she could see the shape and decide from there.

Thankfully she liked it and chose a gorgeous Liberty Jersey fabric for her version. I had to do a few alterations to the pattern as she is a very small lady but didn't want the bodice tight. I cut the size up from the one she  measured and shortened the bodice. She also wanted bracelet length sleeves so that was easy enough.

This is not the greatest photo, I have asked her to show me some photos of her on the day so I can see it in action! I am in love with this fabric and accidentally bought a meter for myself to make a top with, I just need to decide which pattern to use...


  1. Gorgeous! She has good taste. And how selfless of you! 😂

  2. Beautiful, hope she enjoys wearing it. Your version is lovely too.

  3. The dress is gorgeous