My favourite winter outfit
I am thrilled to show you my favourite winter outfit this season: A burgundy Moneta dress, with a fitted, self-lined, wrap top.
The not to be missed pattern: Moneta dress
This dress is of course a pattern that you and I know by heart: The Moneta dress. I've sewn many different versions (with sleeves, without sleeves, with polka dots, with solid colour fabric, as a dress, as a top...), and even if it's the eight one, I am still madly in love.
It's comfortable, it's pretty, it's quick to sew... what's not to love?
And to be honest, since I have an overlocker, it's not just 'quick to sew'. It's amazingly quick to sew - From cut to wear, I can whip one up in less than two hours.
This fabric , is a very thick burgundy fabric with small flowers - Sew Marinette!
The wrap top: A try!
This cardigan is the Butterick B6285, by Gertie. It's a very cute wrap top, with a super long tie, and Dolman sleeves. I found it fairly easy to sew as it doesn't have different pieces. Careful though, it's entirely lined, and all in one piece, so read the instructions carefully to get the full picture before you start!
I bought this pattern a while ago, and although I've always wanted to give it a go, I never did. Why? A very simple reason: The number of yards required for this top is insane! Odd isn't it considering it's just a simple top... the culprit is the belt as it needs to be entirely lined, and you need to be able to wrap yourself twice in it.
Ever since I finished it, I wanted to do another one. But this time, I think I'll replace the jersey fabric by a large ribbon for the belt, which will be a bit cheaper.