pea green – colette moneta #2

I have a new obsession – knit dresses! Making my first Colette Moneta dress made me realize how comfortable and versatile a knit dress really is. And soo quickly done with a serger. Were it not for the elastic waist – don’t get me started on that.

I made this pea green version soon after my stripey grey one and finally got it photographed this weekend.

colette moneta dress. little home by hand blogThe fabric is a lovely jersey knit with a little less stretch than the striped fabric – thus the dress fits more snugly. It’s so hard to find a really nice green color and I just love this dress. A nice change from all the navy blue I usually wear.

Though I admit the grey tights weren’t the best choice – blue tights? Brown, black? Help me out here!

colette moneta dress. little home by hand blogNecklines are usually a spot of bother for me – they nearly always gape at front and back in any pattern. I use Rae’s method of taking off the excess fabric while tracing the pattern onto the fabric and it works like a dream. Just letting you know in case you ever run into the same problem.

I love that these dresses can be worn in virtually any season. I look forward to wearing them in winter with thick knit cardigans. A handmade dress with a handknit cardigan – pretty cool, huh!

If you’re itching to make your own – find the pattern here.

23 thoughts on “pea green – colette moneta #2

  1. E.

    I have a knit skirt and it is so comfy. I can imagine how your dress would be. And lovely colour, too! Love it.❤

    Too bad it's too hot for knit dresses where I live.

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        1. Kristina Post author

          Haha, I won’t if I ever go there🙂 Is it hot there all year round? I confess to being more of a cool weather person myself.

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          1. E.

            It can get quite chilly during the rainy season when there is a storm somewhere else and we have some mild effects. But the “coldest” it’s ever got here is around 20°C. So we don’t have many chances to don winter clothes such as sweaters, wollen hats, knit scarves or boots.😦

            There are some parts of Vietnam where it can get cold though, for instance in the mountain range in the north where we share the border with China. It can get to a couple degrees below 0 in Sapa, a famous touristy town there. There is frost sometimes.

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  2. Hila

    That’s such a lovely dress and outfit! I love LOVE the green, has me thinking of spring and adding green moneta to my spring 2015 to sew list. Thanks for sharing🙂

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  3. Shivani

    That’s a lovely colour! Tights will be tricky… navy might be best. Green is a colour I love, but struggle to wear because I’m not sure what colours best complement it. Brown tights with the green might look a bit tree-like 😉 x

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  4. Alina

    I am obsessed with dresses. I am even more obsessed with making them, not by sewing, but knitting and crochet. It takes much more time, but at the end it’s definitely worth it.

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    1. Kristina Post author

      Thank you! I guess with sewing there’s no other way but to jump in, get a pattern and some fabric and just try. The Colette Moneta would be a great starter pattern🙂

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