Time for something lovely. And that should be loverly with a capital L for Liberty! Yes, here is my Liberty jersey Moneta, promised after making my polka dot Moneta earlier this year.
OK Kilburn Rose Liberty Jersey is one of my high hitting fabrics this year. Bought in Shaukat when I visited last year, this was the most expensive length of fabric I have ever bought for a dress. (But you know I am a bargain sniffer, it’ll take a big shift to change me into a quality gal) . But this is so worth it. The fabric is just *amazing*. Its drape, the colours, the beautiful roses (designed by Tamsin Greig don’t you know – read about it here).
Having made Moneta once, I knew what was in store. I shortened the bodice slightly & think I got it just right. This therefore impacted on the overall length of the skirt too, making it a tad shorter which is a good thing. I also opted for the tie neck, because, *of course!* It’s a tie & a collar & as well as looking dreamy & classic & vintage to suit the beautiful fabric, I also did not like the neck just turned under, which is how the basic Moneta is designed.
The back of the neck scoops & has a scooped collar, which I love, although, currently wearing under cardigans squooshes it up a bit at the back.
I don’t think I made any other changes to how it was put together – I really like the gathered skirt, I love the way it swings & feels super girly. I kept the sleeves at elbow length which I also think is very feminine & surprisingly doesn’t bring me out in goosebumps with my wrists only covered by cardigan at the moment.
I am really into wearing dresses, tights & boots & this dress is getting worn a lot. It is yet another of my dresses that is super easy to care for – no ironing people! Just wash, dry naturally & wear again. Score!
I tell you what. Spending more on fabric, to make less really does create some amazing clothes that become firm favorites.
It’s clearly obvious, that if you spend at the very top end of your budget, your spending decision is going to be far more sound & long lasting than bulk buying because it’s a bargain. I am learning. Honest!