This is Moneta, from Colette Patterns. It is one of their first knit patterns, which was released earlier this year. I know, it’s November, and here I am making a sleeveless dress. Hey, I can always wear a cardigan with it, right?
Anyway, this is my muslin. It’s even turned out to be a wearable muslin. Amazing!
Colette Patterns are distributed in a lovely folder/envelope kind of package. The instructions are very good and straight forward. There’s a spot to write notes in the back, then the pattern tissue tucked into a sleeve. Rather than cut the actual tissue, I traced my size onto different paper.
Now about sizing. I thought about using the measurements on the envelope, then realized that since Moneta is supposed to fit like a t-shirt, I could use an existing t-shirt pattern and see how they matched. So, that’s what I did. It turned out that in the Colette world, I am a Medium at the shoulders and a Large at the waist. Truth be told, the pattern does look like it’s drafted for an hourglass figure; being more columnar of girth, splitting sizes was the best thing to do.
Sewing is simple and easy. All done on the serger, though if you don’t have a serger, the instructions cover sewing with a regular machine as well.
There’s even pockets! What’s not to like?