Myrtle Dress

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Myrtle has a beautifully draped cowl neckline, a comfortable and figure-skimming elasticized waist and a flowing gathered skirt with in-seam pockets.

There are two skirt lengths - below the knee and just above. There are also optional adjustable button-on shoulder tabs.

Instructions and full PDF pattern will be available in your account after purchase.

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Skill level Intermediate
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Sizes XS to 3X   |  Size Chart & Info
Starting Price $75.00
Pattern maker Colette Patterns
You provide thread elastic buttons (optional)
fabric options Modern Jersey Organic Cotton Knit Ultra Organic Cotton Sateen Ultra Performance Knit Performance Piqué Silky Faille Poly Crepe de Chine Cotton Spandex Jersey
Myrtle is your new favorite for sewing with a wide range of pretty fabrics. Simple and versatile, it sews up quickly. With its easy fit, you're sure to wear it all year long.

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review by Sprout User March 21, 2017
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State of the world

Love this dress and get lots of compliments when I wear it. In hindsight I should have chosen a different fabric but this is still a nice cool cotton for summer. Really like the the neckline. And the pockets.

Fabric Cotton Spandex Jersey
Size 2X
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review by bloomingwyldeiris October 24, 2016
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a great casual dress

I found this dress very easy to sew. The cut is very comfortable and the styling is flattering. I have worn it both to work and out and about, as in this write-up on my blog: http://bloomingwyldeiris.blogspot.com/2015/11/ghana-fish-market-star-dress-and-animal.html

Project Name Star Attraction
Fabric Modern Jersey
Size 2X
Height 5 inches
Bust 42 inches
Waist 34 inches
Hips 44 inches
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review by kellyw July 29, 2016
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Rainy Day Dress

I love this dress because its the perfect way to show off my favorite cloudy design. I made the design first to be a set of "rainy day" curtains, but thought the water color clouds also looked great on their own. The dress is made with the poly crepe de chine fabric, which drapes beautifully. The pattern was dead simple and easy to follow. The fit is flattering, and can be anything from a casual day dress, to glammed up evening wear. (For weird people like me, who like clouds ;-) ) (first photo taken by Caroline Okun, of brainsarepretty.com)

Fabric Silky Faille
Size L
Height 69 inches
Bust 34 inches
Waist 31 inches
Hips 41 inches
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review by eloisadocton March 31, 2016
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Most beautiful and easiest dress I've ever sewn!

The ease of simply cutting your pieces straight from the fabric is a dream come true! No more accidentally ripping tissue paper, guessing where to put your piece, moving things around so that it all fits in your fabric ... this did all of the hard work for me, all I had to do was follow the lines and sew! The design itself is beautiful, bright, and fun, exactly what my daughter wanted. The fabric {Performance Pique} was super easy to sew and work with. What more could one ask for? Simply amazing experience!

Fabric Performance Piqué
Size XL
Height 64 inches
Bust 36 inches
Waist 32 inches
Hips 36 inches
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review by catchingbabies March 21, 2016
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My first myrtle

I love it! The dress is bigger than expected but looks great!

Fabric Modern Jersey
Size XL
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review by lgalarza March 15, 2016
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Comfortable and versatile for different outfits

The Myrtle is extremely comfortable to wear and I chose to make the shorter version so I could wear leggings with it over winter -- super cute! I was able to order the pattern in a two-way stretch fabric and it fit very well. Since this particular fabric type has no Spandex, I felt like I had to wear a belt with it to bring in the waist. Also the waistband instructions were too complicated and I had to watch a sewalong video on a Colette blog. The bodice was also a bit tricky.

Fabric Organic Cotton Knit Ultra
Size L
Height 65 inches
Bust 42 inches
Waist 36 inches
Hips 44 inches
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review by katie_allen March 14, 2016
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A versatile piece

This was the first Sprout Pattern that I sewed, and now it is one of my favorite dresses. It can be accessorized to be dressed up or down. When I was first putting it together, I was a little worried, because just holding up the pattern pieces, it didn't seem like it would fit, but it does. It seems to run true to size...my hips are a little bigger than listed for the size S, but since it's a full skirt, that doesn't matter. I love that there are pockets! Definitely read the instructions carefully...the shoulder seams are a little tricky.

Fabric Organic Cotton Knit Ultra
Size S
Height 64 inches
Bust 36 inches
Waist 28 inches
Hips 40 inches