Friday, August 1, 2014

Colette Myrtle #2

This is my last make for the summer! I had to squeeze in one last Myrtle before my vacation because when I come back I'm moving on to fall sewing.  It was easy to pull off because you can make this dress in a few hours.

I wanted to make another version of this dress because the ever-helpful Nicole from Nicole At Home posted a tutorial on how to reduce the cowl neckline.  You might recall that my previous Myrtle had a cowl neckline that dipped almost to my belly button (only a slight exaggeration.)  Not attractive without a cami! The tutorial I followed is full of pictures and easy-to-follow descriptions.  I think I changed my pattern in just a few minutes.  Super easy.  And effective!  If you haven't made a Myrtle yet and you are less than a C cup you should consider this tutorial before you cut into your fabric.

First Myrtle without the reduced cowl:

This Myrtle with the cowl reduction:

Oh so much better.

This fabric is also from the sale bin at Hancocks.  It's not as drapey as my previous Myrtle.  I'll be on the hunt next year for really drapey fabric to go with my new altered neckline.

The back bodice is also a little roomy which is nice. 

This pattern stays in my favorites pile!