I’m back with another Moneta!
It sure has been a while since I made my first two Monetas. I wasn’t actually planning on making another one until it got cooler here as close-fitting knits and 100 degree temps don’t fare well with me. However, I’m headed to a cooler region and thought the Moneta would be a great travel basic.
This pattern, of course, is the Colette Moneta. My favorite knit dress. Period.
The fabric is a kelly green cotton blend ponte knit that was a Fabric Mart “crazy priced” fabric a month or so ago. Green is fast becoming my signature color and I love all shades of it, although I’m quite partial to shades of kelly and emerald green. Emerald was even my most prominent wedding color (bridesmaid dresses!). I am quickly drawn to greens when I peruse fabrics and cannot resist it. I considered skipping this green ponte when I saw it as I have been trying to stay away from solid colors, but I could not NOT buy it, especially as it was only about $2.99/yd. Perhaps I am a bit monotonous when it comes to green, but I believe it to better than filling my wardrobe with nondescript neutrals.
Once again, this Moneta is version 2 with the short sleeves. I have found that I much prefer the short sleeved version as opposed to the sleeveless and my short-sleeved Moneta gets a lot more wardrobe rotation that my sleeveless one.
I didn’t stray from the instructions and made this dress in the same manner as my previous two. Most Monetas that I’ve seen are made of a jersey knit, but I quite prefer the ponte. It’s not too thick for this pattern and camouflages any lumpy bits.
To me, this green is quite a lot like a neutral as it can be paired with many other colors. The solid color can also be dressed up or down. I quite like the pairing of greens and pinks together (obviously….) myself. 🙂
I already have another knit in my stash waiting to become a Moneta. Ever since this pattern I keep my eyes open for cute knit prints in cotton blends. I much prefer organic cotton and bamboo knits, so I’m always looking for those.
Where are your favorite places to buy knits?
- Dress: Colette Moneta in kelly green cotton blend ponte knit, made by me
- Shoes: Swedish Hasbeens Braided Sky High
- Purse: Dooney & Bourke
- Necklace: Bauble Bar