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Join the Moneta Sewalong!


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A quick announcement today: we’re going to be starting the Moneta Sewalong soon, so head over now and sign up! It’s a totally free class that you can get delivered right to your inbox.


Yes, we’re still in the midst of the Mabel Sewalong right now, but that will be completely finished by Friday, and we wanted to give you some time to start gathering your fabric and supplies for the next project.

I also wanted you to meet Devon, who will be teaching this sewalong. Devon is an experienced sewing teacher whom I had the pleasure of meeting when she taught at Sew LA (and made delicious treats for our party there). Devon has also taught at The Fabric Studio and the Craftcation Conference, and has recently relocated to Nashville. You can read more on her blog, Miss Make.


I’m so excited to be collaborating with a fantastic teacher like Devon on this, so please be sure to pop over to the sewalong and say hello to this lovely lady (and sign up for the class while you’re at it).

Sarai Mitnick   —   Founder

Sarai started Colette back in 2009. She believes the primary role of a business should be to help people. She loves good books, sewing with wool, her charming cats, working in her garden, and eating salsa.

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Excited! All signed up.
First things first, though…will be cutting out my skirt today.


I’ve signed up too. I checked out Devon’s blog and love the fabric she used for own Mabel. She has a really cute knot-clutch tutorial on her site. I might have to give that a try.


Yay!!!! Go Devon! <3


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Hooray! Can’t wait to start sewing!


Yay! I was so hoping you’d do a Mabel sewalong. Can’t wait!!

Miss Crayola Creepy

Devon is awesome! My cousin took a class from her at Sew LA and told me what a great teacher she was. I am glad that I can take an online class from her now :)


awww that’s so sweet. I’m glad you can join in, Erin!!

Sue Augustyn

Fabric and pattern–ready to go!


Thanks for finally talking about >Join the Moneta Sewalong!
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Can version 1 with that cute collar be made with sleeves?


Sure! you can definitely combine the sleeve/collar styles.


Perfect timing! I had just gotten home from buying the pattern when I saw this post. I’ll definitely be joining, although I’m looking forward to making it so much that I might have to jump ahead a bit!


Couldn’t have come at a better time – my moneta pattern is languishing in my sewing room, occasionally throwing me reproachful looks about why I haven’t started sewing it yet…


Awesome, I can’t wait to sew along with Devon! I just made my first (and second) Moneta but I already have ideas for a few more versions. It’s such a comfy and versatile pattern!


I’m registered for and looking forward to the sewalong. Thank you for doing this Devon.

Catherine from Canada

How should I store Moneta dresses? On a hanger like a dress, or folded on a shelf like a knit t-shirt? I’m concerned that the weight of it is going to stretch it out of shape, yet folding it onto a shelf seems … wrong somehow. And the knit I used wrinkles! oddly enough.
Thanks for your advice!


What I do with some of my knit dresses is fold them in half at the waist and hang them that way, like a pair of pants. This distributes the weight and keeps the shoulders or bodice from stretching out.

Catherine from Canada

Oh! I’ll try that, thanks.

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