There are many things about sewing that spark feelings of joy, like the satisfaction of making something with your own two hands, the power of self-expression, and the comfort of a daily creative ritual. Above all of that, there is an even bigger joy—the sewing community.
The online sewing community, especially on Instagram, makes it easy to join a worldwide network of other creative minds. It’s a great place to find new sewing friends, and that is why we’re so excited about the Moneta Party.
Didn’t get your invitation to the party yet? Read on!
What’s The Moneta Party?
In 2015, Elle—from Sew Positivity—led the #internationalannaparty, and dozens of creative women sewed By Hand London’s Anna Dress for an Instagram sewing party. Everyone who joined the party made incredible dresses, and fellow partygoers voted for their favorites.
This year, Elle is teaming up with Rachel and Abigail—collectively The Triple Stitchers. They are hosting the party, and we’re all sewing Moneta.
The Triple Stitchers have each sewn a bunch of different versions of Moneta—for the holidays, for work, and even for Abigail’s PhD graduation!
The Moneta Party starts on February 24th. You have until then to sew your own version of Moneta. Starting on the 24th, tag it on Instagram (#monetaparty) for a chance to win.
On February 24th, tag your finished dress on Instagram (#monetaparty) for a chance to win. You have from February 24th to the 26th to tag your project.
At the end of the party, the sponsors will narrow down the finalists, and you get to vote for the winners.
We can’t wait to see your Monetas!
A note about Moneta:
Based on your feedback, we also made a small improvement to the curve of the armscye for the next printing of Moneta. This improvement will help you accurately match the seam allowances at the underarm. It is intended to improve the garment construction process, but does not affect the overall fit. The digital version of the pattern is updated. If you already own a copy of Moneta and you’d like to download the new bodice, click here.