Completed: The Tye-Die Moneta (+ announcements)

11 Aug

Good morning, y’all! I have a couple announcements to make today, and I also have this dress I made a couple weeks ago, so I’m just going to kill two birds with one stone and combine them into the same post-

Tie-Dye Moneta

First up: The Dress

This is another rendition of the Colette Moneta, in a very un-Colette finished dress because this baby is TIE-DYE! Landon kind of hates it; I think he thinks it looks tacky. Whatever!

I actually bought the fabric like that (I’m not at the point of tie-dying my own clothes… yet.) – it’s this cotton/viscose jersey from Mood Fabrics. The colors and style are pretty much unlike anything I EVER wear, so I’m not sure why I was so drawn to it – but I was! I originally had this earmarked for a maxi dress, but I realized it would make a pretty cool short dress with all those dyed stripes.

Tie-Dye Moneta
Tie-Dye Moneta

As far as Monetas go, this one is pretty bastardized. I don’t know if I can even call it a Moneta-proper, because I changed so much of the pattern. The bodice and skirt are Moneta, but I scooped the neckline using the Lady Skater neckline as a guide and added a neck binding. I started with the short sleeves included in the Moneta, but they were all kinds of wrong – too long, too loose (they kind of look like tshirt sleeves) – so I cut them until they were capped and hemmed them a second time.

Tie-Dye Moneta

Speaking of hemming, I broke my twin needle halfway through the skirt of this, so the second half is a zigzag hem. Haha! Whatever, it’s a comfy knit dress. Ain’t no one gonna look at my hem – right?

Tie-Dye Moneta

I realy like how the tie-dye colorblocking (and stripe matching!) turned out! I tried to keep the white away from my waist, and the yellow away from my face. The overall effect turned out pretty cool, though, it’s almost dip-dyed :)

Tie-Dye Moneta

Well, that’s enough of that! Now I’ve got some housekeeping to attend to -

NEW YORK MEET-UP: I’m gonna be in NYC this week! Yay! I’m teaching a pants making class at Workroom Social this weekend, and I’ll be trolling around the city this Friday beforehand! To my extreme delight, my homegirl Heather Lou (yes, THAT Heather Lou!) is gonna be lurking in the city THE SAME WEEKEND, so we have got some fabric shopping and hanging to take care of it! I plan on hitting up the Garment District around 3pm on Friday 8/15, and then finding a spot to chill in Bryant Park around 7 or 7:30 (whenever we get kicked out of the Garment District, I guess). I’m open to anyone who wants to join for hang-time, so lemme know if you’d like to stop by! Send me an email and I’ll keep you updated on the deets :)

OTHER CLASSES: I just confirmed that I’ll be teaching again at Watkins College of Arm, Design & Film in the fall! I have two classes this year – Intro to Fashion Sewing (9 weeks, Tuesdays) and Intro to Sewing Knits (6 weeks, Thursdays). Any local Nashvillians who are interested in attending should check out the full catalog and can register here.

THE SEWING PARTY: Finally – I’ll be teaching an online class at The Sewing Party! Don’t know what The Sewing Party is all about? From their website:
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“The Sewing Party” is the first ever online-all-day DIY event in history!

On November 8, 2014, thousands of DIY-ers will gather for a fun-filled day of sewing and crafting classes taught online by leading bloggers and educational experts. It’s all about Connecting. Crafting. And Creating.

Attendees will have access to more than 30 online classes available on the day of the event and for an additional 90 days. There is truly something for everyone! Classes include home décor, fashion sewing, quilting and upcycling, crafting, costume design, techniques for turning your craft into an entrepreneurial venture, and more!

Space is limited and likely to fill up fast! For just $40, “The Sewing Party” participants can attend classes; chat with participants from across the country; interact with top bloggers and educational experts who are teaching; and explore the latest crafting and sewing tips, techniques and products in our marketplace.

This upcoming event is going to be SO FUN, omg! I’ve signed up to teach a class on inserting zippers (both lapped and invisible) so if you’ve ever wanted a little help with getting those perfect zips (or maybe you’re just curious to see how I am on film – I know I am! Curious and TERRIFIED haha!), you should definitely come join my class! There are lots of cool classes to check out during the event – a few being taught by some of my favorite bloggers and friends, including Jennifer, Madalynne, and Devon. I seriously can’t wait! November cannot come soon enough, that’s for sure :)

I guess that’s it! Have a great Monday, everyone!

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38 Responses to “Completed: The Tye-Die Moneta (+ announcements)”

  1. Inclement August 11, 2014 at 7:41 am #

    It looks like sherbet! :D I don’t usually like tie-dye, but you just kind of want to dip a spoon in those colors.

    • Inclement August 11, 2014 at 7:46 am #

      P.S. Maxi may have been tooo much, though – good call on the short dress (IMO).

      • Inclement August 11, 2014 at 3:57 pm #

        Sorry to spamalot – but I just followed the link to the Mood website, where they actually say this:

        “…aurora yellow, raspberry sorbet pink, and pristine white tye dye…”

        HAHA! I *promise* that I did not read that before mentioning sherbet. What we will INSTEAD call this is highly successful color-picking, wherein people see exactly what they are meant to see :D. (I may giggle about this for a while.)

  2. BeckyLee Thompson August 11, 2014 at 7:48 am #

    I love this! The colors are too cute and it looks perfect for shopping or just hanging out. Regardless of what your s-o says, I think it’s adorable! And I admire your ability to customize patterns. Nicely done.

  3. Tilly Buttons August 11, 2014 at 7:54 am #

    Aaaaaahhhh I wish I could come hang out with you guys in NY! There’s a vague possibility I’ll be in NY in October, any chance I could lure you back if I am?! xx

    • Nothy August 11, 2014 at 8:20 am #

      I love the dress and I love that you love it despite what your guy says. I have rarely frankenpatterned anything but I think it is going to happen soon as I sew more and more. I’ll definitely sign up for your class. It sounds great. ANd I wish someone would give you a line of sewing patterns or a book deal. You’ve got such style and personality, I know you would be a hit…

      • LLADYBIRD August 13, 2014 at 6:08 pm #

        Aw, thank you! I don’t think a book or sewing patterns are in my future (I can’t imagine all the work that goes into putting that stuff together – tooo much for me! Ha!) (although I’d totally write sewing pattern instructions if that was an option), but I’m so flattered that you would be into something like that from me :)

    • LLADYBIRD August 12, 2014 at 6:37 am #

      I wish!! Let me know what dates you’re looking at and I’ll keep an eye on plane tickets :) I would LOVE to hang out with you for sure!

  4. Kelly August 11, 2014 at 8:51 am #

    Tacky?? I think it looks great! I love the stripe placement, you really nailed it!

  5. ekabby111 August 11, 2014 at 8:58 am #

    Landon needs to check his privilege.

    That dress is fabulous.

    • LLADYBIRD August 12, 2014 at 6:38 am #

      He’s the worst at privilege-checking, we should really get onto him for that.

  6. sallie August 11, 2014 at 9:19 am #

    You were drawn to this fabric because it IS summer. In a fabric.
    Totally wish I was hanging with you in NYC this week! Sounds like SO much fun!! Have a great time! And huge congrats on all the teaching gigs coming up!

    • LLADYBIRD August 12, 2014 at 6:38 am #

      Aw, I wish you were hanging with us too! I’m sure Heather already tried to reel you in :) Someday, Sallie! Someday! ♥

  7. carly927 August 11, 2014 at 9:32 am #

    I can’t join you for shopping because I’ll be at work (blegh), but I can meet up with you guys after at Bryant Park. My email is carly927 at gmail.

    • LLADYBIRD August 12, 2014 at 6:39 am #

      Awesome! I’ll email ya when I have more concrete plans :) Yay!

  8. ShanniLoves August 11, 2014 at 10:11 am #

    I’ll be joining in on your zipper class!! I was excited to win a giveaway for a ticket to the party. Looking forward to spending the whole day with my face plastered to the computer!

  9. Rebecca August 11, 2014 at 10:19 am #

    Congratulations on all the classes! I wish I could be in NYC, sigh!

    • LLADYBIRD August 12, 2014 at 6:40 am #

      Me too! Maybe someday, yeah? :)

  10. maddie August 11, 2014 at 11:34 am #

    You’re one teaching machine!

  11. thenerdyseamstress August 11, 2014 at 1:26 pm #

    Very cute dress, but OMG! You’re going to be teaching at the sewing party! I’m excited to be taking a class from you even though it’s not person.

    • LLADYBIRD August 12, 2014 at 6:40 am #

      Yess!! My first toe-dip into online classes! SO excited :D

  12. Kathy Baugh August 11, 2014 at 7:47 pm #

    How did you do the neckband? It’s so perfect!!

    • LLADYBIRD August 12, 2014 at 6:42 am #

      It’s a knit band cut on the greatest stretch of the fabric, and stretched into the curved neckline. Same concept at the Renfrew/Lady Skater (although it’s sewn on like the Lady Skater- with one shoulder seam left open, because I didn’t feel like doing fabric maths to calculate the length haha). The secret to getting the neckband to sit nice and flat with a good curve – it’s all in the stretch! :)

  13. Liz August 11, 2014 at 11:30 pm #

    :-( really want to join in with the sewing party – but evidentially its America only :-( really wanted to see the bra making class too, and would LOVE to see a video of you!

    • LLADYBIRD August 12, 2014 at 6:43 am #

      I KNOW!!! I’m super bummed that it’s not available worldwide :( I actually talked to the Sewing Party, well, party (of peeps) (haha) and they are just as bummed as we are! There are definite reasons why they had to keep it US for this time, but they’re working really hard to get it worldwide for the next one!

      • Liz August 12, 2014 at 6:48 am #

        I really wish there was another way to access stuff! Like after a period of time the videos were accessible somewhere else? But I’m guessing that there is complicated sponsor stuff involved. I’m bummed because I’m guessing next year etc there won’t be the same videos :-( but thats ok, cause Australia is awesome and we don’t need zip videos or bra making videos or how to quilt stuff :-(

        • LLADYBIRD August 13, 2014 at 6:10 pm #

          Yeah, I know what you mean! It would be cool if they could re-use the videos… and you never know, if the class is big enough, they might want to re-use it!

  14. lovelolabk August 12, 2014 at 2:26 pm #

    totally down to meet up. let me know. basically free all friday/weekend

    • lovelolabk August 12, 2014 at 2:27 pm #

      PS – let me know of things you want to see/eat/do around bed-stuy and i can figure something out to do after the course =)

    • LLADYBIRD August 13, 2014 at 6:11 pm #

      Perfect! Email noted :D

  15. Trice August 13, 2014 at 9:45 pm #

    Now I want Ice Cream.

    So said I can’t hang out with you ladies.

  16. missjoiedevivre August 15, 2014 at 6:26 am #

    For a long time as a teenager I told people my favourite colour was “sunset” – pinks and yellows together, This is sunset!

  17. Anonymous August 16, 2014 at 3:14 pm #

    Just signed up for your knit class at Watkins — looking forward to it.

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