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Your Finished Myrtles!

Thank you everyone for participating in the Myrtle sewalong! I hope you found it useful and enjoyable.

And now for the best part – a parade of some of your finished Myrtles from the Colette Patterns Flickr Pool. It’s so fun to see everyone’s take on the same pattern and the range of possibilities that comes from simply changing up the fabric/styling choices.

Click through the names to see the photo on Flickr!

Here’s a gorgeous silk Myrtle by Sew.Real


A stunning floral Myrtle from Andrea Verbanic


Love this rayon challis Myrtle with sleeves added by Charlotte Wilson


A colorblocked Myrtle by snippetsofsweetness


An adorable green and black Myrtle by Kalie Jayne


Tomahawk knit Myrtle by spool fabric shop


A Myrtle made from vintage Star Wars sheet by Marnie MacLean


Layer your Myrtle over a long sleeved tee for cooler weather like thornberry


More color blocking from deuxsouriceaux


Such pretty pearly buttons from WowCarol


Love the contrast bias tape in this Myrtle from Jeanette Archer


Make Myrtle into a top like Nicole at Home


Thanks for joining in, happy sewing!

The Myrtle Sewalong

  1. Welcome to the Myrtle Sewalong (35 Comments)
  2. Gather Fabric and Supplies (52 Comments)
  3. Fitting and Cutting (38 Comments)
  4. Full Bust Adjustment (28 Comments)
  5. Small Bust Adjustment (44 Comments)
  6. Sew Shoulder Tabs & Hem Back Bodice (18 Comments)
  7. Sew Bodice Shoulder, Side and Armhole Seams (5 Comments)
  8. Assemble & Attach Skirt (9 Comments)
  9. Install Elastic, Hem & Finish (25 Comments)
  10. Your Finished Myrtles! (15 Comments)


Penny S

I love the top! Unfortunately mine is far from being finished.

I’m with Penny on this one. Now that school is back in session and the weather is cooling off, I might get a few hours in the attic to make my Myrtle. I have, however, been sewing vicariously through all of you.


Mine is done except for hemming – but it is too wide across the back and shoulders so it looks floppy there. I realize I should probably have measured the back width on the pattern piece before sewing it up. I think I will separate the bodice and skirt and add a back seam to the bodice.

Also, I think a drawstring at the waist instead of 1″ elastic might be more becoming on me – I’ll try that, too.

I love the cowl neck and self faced bodice. Also, it was fun to do the pockets.


LOVE the version with the short sleeves added – can you let us know how this was done?

If you click to her photo on flickr, she links to her blog post about it.

Hi Angela! Here’s the link to the sleeve tutorial: Good luck! And thanks Devon for linking to my dress post–I love following along on all of your sewalongs!

Suzanne Mills

I’m having a fitting issue. I saw the picture for Tomahawk knit Myrtle by spool fabric shop and mine looks a bit similar, where I have a little shelf of fabric between my bust. I look at the other pictures, and it doesn’t seem to be a problem. What causes that?

It sounds like maybe you need a slight FBA! Sometimes those horizontal lines mean the fabric is straining a bit.



I’m just starting with the Myrthle but I don’t understand how I must cut the front peace. Can someone help me?

Devon |

The front piece is cut along the fold.

I’ve just uploaded my two versions of Myrtle and blogged about my modifications. I love this pattern

Robin Schmidt

How do I post my photo to show my finished Myrtle.

Devon |

Hi Robin,

This post is already published, but you can still post your finished Myrtle to the Colette Flickr Group here: