Firstly, Myrtle is a Colette Patterns design for knit fabrics. I have had this pattern in my stash since it was released in July last year so I am pleased to have finally used it. The fabric I used is a rayon knit bought on impulse at a Spotlight sale for only $22.48! I am so pleased I got the fabric, it was easy to work with and has such a nice drape. I made the medium size and added a couple of inches to the length of the skirt. I didn't manage to match the stripes on the bodice side seams very well but I am so pleased with the matching on the skirt side and back seams.
The only alteration I made was to omit the elasticated waist. The way the casing for the elastic is made takes length from the skirt and I just didn't want it any shorter plus I wasn't sure the elasticated waistband would suit me. So my dress is more shapeless than the pattern picture but I like it with a belt.
This was a quick and easy make, taking only about 2-3 hours and the instructions were very easy to follow as Colette Patterns always are. I would definitely recommend it.
Second is my Mary Rebecca cardigan. This was a quick make too, taking just over 3 weeks, helped by the 10 ply yarn and 5 mm needles. The yarn is 100% wool by Quince and Co. bought from Holland Road Yarn company. It was lovely to knit with and is so warm to wear. I made it exactly as the pattern apart from lengthening the arms by 2.5". I stabilized the button bands with gingham ribbon by using this tutorial here. Mary Rebecca is another pattern I would recommend, nice to knit and I love the look and fit.
I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend, Wendy xx