I'm right in the middle of leading the sewalong for the new Colette Patterns Myrtle Dress. Last week I finished up all the procedural pictures for the rest of the upcoming posts, which means that as a byproduct I finished a Myrtle. And this is it!
I love it! It makes me feel much more glamorous than I'm used to feeling.
I feel like I say this all the time now, but this dress is really comfortable. It's secret pajama level comfort just like my Monetas. But it feels fancy. I don't think I really even captured it in the pictures, but in the light color and with the tabs at the shoulders it feels very goddess-like. Ok maybe it feels more goddess-like than it looks, but hey, it's what's on the inside that counts, right?? I think with the right fabric you could really fancy this number up.
My measurements were putting me at XS-S-S, so that's what I cut. And it seems to have worked out.
I didn't do any fit adjusting besides the cutting. Sometimes Colette patterns give me this extra blob of fabric between my front armpit and shoulder. I think it's just the shape of their block on my body shape. But with the cowl neck and shoulder tabs on the Myrtle, I can just kind of tuck it up under and it blends in. Woohoo for less adjusting work!
The fabric is this drapey rayon knit from Harts Fabric. I was worried that it would be too sheer with the light color but with judicious choice of undergarments everything is ok!
I did the length of View 1 and the shoulder tabs from View 2. They wrap around the shoulder and button down on the inside, which I was fully prepared to skip out of laziness. Let's just stitch those babies down and call it a day. But then I realized that with a button, you could button it AROUND your bra strap so that everything stays together while you wear it and you don't get any strap peekage. Amazing!
I hope you can join me!