Thursday, September 11, 2014

Myrtle Dress

 I made a Myrtle dress from Colette Patterns.  I'm wearing it here at my friends' wedding at Wilridge vineyard in Naches Heights, WA.  We all camped out afterwards and floated the Yakima river the next day.  Great wedding!
 I loved the design immediately and bought it on the day of its release.  Cowl necks are my favorite neckline, and I love easy, knit dresses. I wanted to find a fabric with a small scale print to hide any sewing flaws for me first try.  I also wanted it to be non-directional because the skirt is a bit of a circle skirt.  This rayon jersey is perfect!  It's from JoAnn's, if you can believe it, and on sale.  How lucky!

I cut out the medium according to my measurements, but I took lots of room out of the bodice once I tried it on.  This size would be best for a woven version, but for the next knit Myrtle I'll re-print the pattern to cut a size XS.  I'll also follow the advice of some other bloggers and line to back bodice as well.  I love the way the front bodice is cut in one piece with its lining.

Here are a few very sunny pictures to show how I like to style it with a red belt and red sandals. 

Thanks for reading!  Love, Meg