This is my third Moneta. My previous versions (see here and here) were also black and white, but this one isn't for me. I made it as a birthday present for my mom! I was fortunate enough to see my mom the weekend after her birthday and conned her into taking pictures in her new dress, with a pair of heels I brought just for the occasion.
Fortunately, my mom and I are just about the same size, so I could try the dress on and know more or less whether it would fit her. It also helped that I had her try on my earlier Monetas and knew that they worked on her. For this version, I chose the original version 1 with a self-lined bodice and the collar that comes with the pattern. This collar has an interesting detail on the back, rather than the front.
This dress came together pretty quickly. Since I've made it twice before, it was a piece of cake. I made it entirely on my sewing machine, using a zig-zag stitch for all seams, and the twin needle for the hem.
Pattern: Moneta by Colette Patterns in size extra-small
Fabric: Black and white polkadot polyester/spandex knit from Joann's
Cost: 2.5 yards of fabric @ $8.09/yard + clear elastic from stash + thread from stash = $20.23
Time: 6 hours