Oh, I love a good cowl neckline! Combine this with my favourite colour and it's a match made in heaven. My love of a cowl neckline is well documented with my numerous V1250's. The Myrtle dress has a more blousier (?) cowl bodice combined with a floaty A-line skirt. The final dress has a more relaxed and casual look than my beloved V1250.
The method of finishing the bodice is pure genius. As always, the Colette Patterns instructions are well written and clear. I had no trouble making this dress and everything came together easily and quickly.
I did lengthen the dress but ended up going back to the pattern length. It runs quite long. I made a size XL and did my standard sway back adjustment in addition to removing 3cm from the back neckline.
I quite like this dress and I will wear it but I'm not sure if it is very flattering on my plus-sized figure. I am of the belief, that a more fitted silhouette is often more flattering on a fuller figure than loose, voluminous garments. I don't mean tight fitting, just well fitted. The volume of fabric in looser fitting clothes seems to make me appear larger. Does this make any sense?? Project Details
Pattern: Colette Patterns Myrtle dress, size XL
Fabric: She Read Red viscose spandex jersey from Tessuti Fabrics
Alterations: 4cm sway back adjustment, removed 3cm total from back neckline, omitted pockets
See Also: Thornberry | Frocks & Frou Frou | The Drapery | Miss Make
I wore it to work today with a slim black belt and my beloved Moneta jacket.
I've decide that iPhone photos by a 5 year old are better than none. At least it allows me to blog my makes and stay connected to the online sewing community during the reno. And it keeps me sane!!