Monday, August 11, 2014

Colette Patterns Myrtle Dress


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!


We still have a week to go before the sewing portion of the sewalong starts, so you have some time to get your shopping done if you want to follow along. On Monday we'll dive in with the construction, and you'll go BACK IN TIME and to see me make this dress, step by step. Whoa!


I hope you can join me!


  1. Beautiful! Every dress I've seen from this pattern has been so elegant, and with everyone saying it's really like pajamas I will probably cave before too long!

  2. Ooh, did I sew the buttons wrong and have I been fixing my button tabs the wrong way (button showing outside)?! Oops, I'll probably keep it like that though as I chose some pretty buttons and want to show them off!

    1. I think you could do either! You show those buttons off!

  3. This is so pretty! You look gorgeous! Love the idea of being able to button your bra strap in...

    1. thanks! yes i have a dress from anthropologie that has these teeny little loops and snaps on the shoulder of the strap, and it's the greatest thing ever because you can attach it to your bra and everything stays put. and as i'm typing this i'm asking myself why i don't do that on all my

  4. Just beautiful! Very goddess like- your version makes me want to give this pattern a try!



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