So, the big news is that I recently fell down the garment sewing hole. I've been making ALL THE CLOTHES! I even bought myself a second hand serger and have been tackling knits. Have you seen the new Colette patterns? Colette has made two knit patterns, Mabel and Moneta and they come in plus sizes! Sweet!
I've made two versions of the Moneta so far. The first is a heavier knit. I made Version 1 exactly as per the pattern, including the lapped collar. The bodice is lined - I used a Michael Miller knit that I had left over from a skirt I made last summer. This was my first time using clear elastic to gather a skirt and I didn't much enjoy it. In making this version, I realized that I wanted to make the bodice a bit longer, but otherwise, the fit is fabulous. Also, bonus! In this knit, the dress is dressy enough to wear to work!