This knit newbie made another knit dress!
This one is the new Colette Myrtle. I pre-ordered the pattern and was able to whip it up in a jiffy! I made version 1 in a size 2x.
I just love the classic Grecian look of the cowl neckline and how comfy it is to wear this dress! It’s like wearing pajamas when you certainly don’t look like you are!
This dress was certainly a quick make. I had it done in a few hours. The longest part of the construction process for me was the waistband. I’ve never made an elasticized waistband like this one, so it took me a bit of time to wrap my head around it, even with Colette’s excellent instructions. The next time I make the Myrtle, it will be even faster though as I’ve got it all down now!
What do I love about the Myrtle? I love the cowl neck! It’s super fabulous! I also love the pockets! What don’t I love? The back seam. Not sure if you can make it without it, but I’m not into it. It actually is not all bunched up on the bottom like it looks in the following photo, but I wouldn’t say that it’s as spot-on as if I made this in a woven. I think I’ll use stay tape the next time I make this dress.
The fabric I used is this delicious teal organic cotton jersey from Hart’s Fabrics. I’m never disappointed with any fabrics that I’ve ordered from Harts. The knits are fabulous and not poor quality like other knits that I’ve ordered online.
And no…. I don’t look as thrilled in these photos as I generally do. It has absolutely nothing to do with my dress. Mr. H took these photos and he hates taking pictures…. so it’s all rush, rush, rush. Bah….. men…..
I wore this dress all day yesterday when we were in the Bay Area and walked around quite a bit in it. It’s so comfy and cool. It’s the perfect vacation dress, which is exactly what I made it for! I can’t wait to make another Myrtle! It’ll be awesome to try one in a woven fabric as well.
This dress can also be dressed up! If I was rocking some gold heels with this, it would be perfect for a night out. Don’t ya think?
- Dress: Colette Myrtle in teal organic cotton jersey, made by me
- Shoes: Yellow Box
- Jewelry: Bauble Bar