When I made my first Moneta, I already knew I would be making more of them. But first, I needed to tweak it a little.
My first issue was the bust. I had made a straight size L because I was between sizes. I ended up with a lot of gaping at the underarm and had to take it in quite a bit. But the waist fit fine. This time around, I blended from a size M at the bust up to a size L at the waist. I may need to tweak some more if I make another sleeveless version but this worked great for this short sleeved version.
My second issue was the skirt. I’m just not in love with gathered skirts on me. So I drafted a new skirt. I’ve always found the way striped fabric behaves with a circle skirt fascinating so I decided on that style. But less full. Half circle skirt! So the circumference of the bottom of my bodice had to be the same as the top edge of the skirt. I made a quarter circle template. I’ll spare you my calculations
because I’m too lazy to find the pi symbol because I don’t want to bore you. I drew a straight line down the center (grainline) and then a line perpendicular to that one. That horizontal line? That was just a helper to match my stripes at the seam. When I sewed up the skirt, I fell in love with the chevron at the side seams. So I moved the seams to center front and back when I sewed the skirt to the bodice (I did use clear elastic to stabilize the seam).