The Myrtle by Colette Patterns now in stock
The newest dress pattern from Colette Patterns is the Myrtle! This pattern is designed to work with knits, but the company has also offered a free downloadable guide to sewing it with wovens. Fabulous!
From Coletterie: As many of you have discovered in sewing Moneta and Mabel, the very best thing about knits is that you feel like you’re wearing secret pajamas. And when your clothes feel that good, you actually end up wearing them.
Myrtle offers a different look to add to your knits wardrobe, one with more drape and ease but plenty of shape.
The draped neckline can look classic (like a greek goddess), vintage (like a cocktail dress from the 1960s), or completely modern (in simple black or white). Wide encased elastic defines the waist for a silhouette that’s flattering on a huge variety of body types.
Version 1 falls just below the knee. Version 2 is a little shorter and hits right above the knee, and includes button-on adjustable shoulder tabs that gather the shoulders a little more. Both feature in-seam pockets, a gorgeous draped neckline, and a flowing skirt gathered at the waist with comfortable elastic.
Like most knits, Myrtle is a quick sew (and it’s pretty fast in a woven too). With only four main pattern pieces (plus pockets), cutting time is minimal. Just like Mabel and Moneta, you can whip this baby up in a matter of hours. Myrtle has a clever self-lined front bodice that is cut all in one piece, folded, and sewn to help give a clean finish inside.
Myrtle is available in a wide range of sizes, from XS to 3X. You can find it in the shop here!