(Hehehe – I’m a four-headed Myrtle beast! And yes, making this collage did make me giggle…)
My first Myrtle took more-then-average effort to fit, so once I had the pattern working I knew I needed to make more to make the effort seem worthwhile ! One for me, and one for my sister. Can you guess which is which?
Actually, that’s unfair… my sister does wear lots of great colours, I’ve just somehow fallen into the habit of making more of her workwear black and white. Sorry, Anne! I’ll look for colours from your palette next time! 😉
In the mean time, THIS!
My sister and I are lucky to be very close to the same size – it’s part of why I like sewing for her so much. I usually just add a bit of length and width for the bust to my own TNTs. In this next pic, you can see how there’s a bit of extra ease in the bodice.
Now, before you think I’m a good sister for sewing this… it is a) partly in thanks to her for promising to knit me a sweater this year and b) not the dress I’m actually supposed to make her! I got as far as muslining a BHL Anna for her in knit, but for absolutely no reason I just haven’t sewn the final version. Must get on that… before her Christmas party. Ok, I’ve got time!
For my own Myrtle I used this lovely ITY knit from Fabric.com. You might remember from my review video that I loved it so much I bought 5m… so I’m happy to say that I’ve got plenty left for another project!
I used the Comino Cap skirt for both dresses again instead of the Myrtle skirt… and for this version I put the seam in centre from and back to try to get a chevron effect. In the end, I think a half-circle skirt would have given a better effect… this really isn’t very noticeable at all, and does make the drape of the skirt hang oddly in front. I’ve thought about cutting the skirt off and reattaching it with the seams at the side, but I just can’t be bothered!
As with so many things that I’ve sewn this summer, this is been sitting unworn (honestly, sitting on the bedroom floor in a pile of other clean laundry…) I think it’ll be good work wear, but it hasn’t tempted me during the holidays.
I did wear my first Myrtle to a friend’s wedding, and the ITY was perfect for a rainy outdoor wedding! (Don’t worry, there was a tent, but plenty of dodging through the rain, too…)
It was a pretty cold day, so I layered it with the silk scarf my sis (yup, that same one!) made me for my own wedding. I’d like to think it brought good luck to another wedding too!
When you make something new, do you wear it the next day with glee? Or do you tend to hang it up (ok, throw it on the floor) and ignore it for a while? I do both… though currently more of the latter!