Moneta Dress

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Made with knit fabric, this dress can be created in a matter of hours. With minimal pressing and just a few pattern pieces, you'll be whipping up an army of these wardrobe workhorses. Moneta is easy to make, and easy to wear. This dress is versatile, layerable, and above all, comfortable.

All three styles of Moneta dresses have a gently curved, wide neckline, a fitted bodice, and a shirred skirt with in-seam pockets. Version 1 is a sleeveless dress with a narrow round collar that laps at the center back. Version 2 has short sleeves, while version 3 has 3/4-length sleeves.

Get sewing tips & advice with this Moneta Sew Along.

Download 5 free collar variations from the Colette website.

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Skill level Advanced Beginner
White Glove Available What's this?
Sizes XS to 3XL   |  Size Chart & Info
Starting Price $75.00
Pattern maker Colette Patterns
You provide thread elastic lining fabric (optional)
fabric options Cotton Spandex Jersey Modern Jersey
Moneta is your new go-to dress pattern. Built for both elegance and comfort, this simple knit dress works in every season and for any occasion.

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review by jezebelfi November 23, 2016
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White Glove service used because I'm lazy. Love this dress

Disclaimer : I I did not sew this - because I have no time/ I'm impatient & lazy and I wanted it now! I really liked the idea of this pattern - hello, dress with POCKETS!!! - I'm short (5'2") and I had to choose the large size due to my bust measurements and although it's loose around the waist and torso, I'm pleased overall (more room for food, right?) . For me, it could do with a couple of darts or princess seams (but I am not undoing it) from the waist up through the front panel to take in some excess fabric around my torso but overall, I'm really happy with the result, given that someone else, sight unseen, stitched it up for me. Loved my fabric and pattern choice, and am sourcing my next fabric for this same dress. I might actually start wearing dresses to work, now that I have these comfy dresses in fabric patterns I actually like. Cotton Spandex Jersey used, size L. For a shortbit like me, I was actually surprised at how ok the length was - I put that down to the clever lady ELOISA on the other end of White Glove Service, she got it spot on - with boots on this is a perfect length Was very pleased with the WGS, and it arrived (to the UK) in under three weeks.

Fabric Cotton Spandex Jersey
Size L
Height 62 inches
Bust 39 inches
Waist 30 inches
Hips 37 inches
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review by kellyw May 24, 2016
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Fast, Easy and Beautiful!

This dress was so fast and easy to sew, and turned out just beautiful. Every year I make myself a birthday dress, but this year I didn't think I'd have the time to pull it off. However, I have to give Sprout props with their concept because it makes sewing garments like this so much faster! It literally took me 4 hours of work to cut out the pieces and put this dress together. With a shape like this dress fitting is so easy, and the entire construction is only like six seams. I used the cotton spandex jersey fabric, which is very comfortable and has just the right amount of stretch.

Fabric Cotton Spandex Jersey
Size M
Height 69 inches
Bust 34 inches
Waist 31 inches
Hips 41 inches
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review by prairiegirldanie May 11, 2016
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Bookworm Moneta

I have had this pattern purchased from the designer website for about a year but never found the fabric to sew it. Being new to jersey dresses, I didn't know what I was looking for. SproutPatterns made it so easy by giving me choices of fabrics that would work with this pattern and offering them in Spoonflower designs I'd been drooling over for months. The dress was SO quick to cut out and after that the dress came together very quickly (about two days factoring in adulting). It fits great! This particular style would be very flattering on women of all sizes and shapes. My advice: Fit the bust and don't worry about your hip measurement too much because the gathered skirt will accommodate you. Things I did differently: I used regular 1/4 inch elastic rather than clear because I hate the way it feels. This I would do differently next time: maybe try the different sleeve options or try pleating the skirt next time as a variation, but the pattern was great.

Fabric Cotton Spandex Jersey
Size M
Height 64 inches
Bust 36 inches
Waist 30 inches
Hips 39 inches
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review by pontdd April 3, 2016
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Moneta in Cotton Spandex Jersey

I'm a pretty solid beginner sewist, and I loved making this dress! The fabric has just the right amount of spring and thickness for an unlined knit dress. I washed and dried on delicate before cutting, and used my iron set to "wool", pressing only from the inside during construction. The colors have stayed bright and true. Based on my measurements, I debated getting a size Large and grading down at the underbust and waist, but the Medium fits how I like. Gathering the skirt using Colette's instructions is a skill I'm still developing, so I had to unpick the waist and try a few sections over. I've never sewn a dress or skirt with pockets or done a clean finish neckline before, and I'm really pleased with how it all turned out.

Fabric Cotton Spandex Jersey
Size M
Height 69 inches
Bust 40 inches
Waist 31 inches
Hips 44 inches