Saturday, March 18, 2017

Garment sewing: Myrtle dress

My older brother got married last September, and I knew I really wanted to make a dress for the wedding. I searched high and low for just the right pattern, but I struggled to find what I was looking for until I came across the Myrtle dress by Colette Patterns. Originally drafted for knits, they later added a free download explaining how to make it with woven fabrics. I was in. The timing also coincided with the release of Rifle Paper Co.'s first fabric line, Les Fleurs, and I fell head over heals in love with the floral rayon.
These two were a match made in heaven. The rayon is so soft and silky but still sturdy enough to make sewing with it a pleasure. I made the pattern with no adjustments, and the fit was perfect. Seriously, I wore this dress to the wedding and then every nice event I could until the temperature dropped. So cute and so sneaky comfortable. I can't wait for spring so I can get back to wearing it nonstop.
A few pics of the dress in action at the wedding:
I couldn't have been happier with how the dress worked out and definitely have it on my project list to try it out in a knit. I suspect it would be the perfect summer dress.

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