|I REALLY should have edited this photo before uploading it. Untidy bedroom in the background ahoy!|
I used a very soft cotton knit from Clegs. The pattern asks for too much fabric - I made this out of about 1.6m of fabric.
I made a size Small, and lengthened it 2cm at the waist, and 2cm in the skirt. I did this as the cotton knit is not at all weighty, and other sewists had noted heavier knits pulled the bodice down, eliminating any need for lengthening. Obviously, I had the opposite problem. When I made my Jaywalk Moneta/V1027 mash-up, I didn't lengthen the bodice as the viscose Jaywalk fabric is quite weighty.
I also used the extra-large width at the shoulders only - using a larger shoulder width is a standard adjustment for me now.
I am pretty happy with this dress. There is one area I'm not happy with - the excess fabric in the upper-side-bust:
I've noticed this issue on almost every Moneta made up. Anyone know why this is happening? It's not enough for me to really worry about it in terms of wearability, but I am fascinated regarding why this is happening.
I've got two more of these planned. They are just so easy to wear and are a pretty cute silhouette. Are you going to get your Moneta on?