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Tash from Peony Patterns has knocked it out of the park again with another super stunning dress! Myrtle is the latest dress everyone is swooning over, and it’s easy to see why! The elegant buttoned back and the gorgeous puffy sleeves — with NO elastic! — are a beginner sewist’s dream sew! And the options for showcasing many different lightweight-medium weight fabrics are endless! I used a beautiful Rifle Paper quilting cotton (from Threads and Stitches), though you could easily use linen, tulle, lawn, special occasion fabrics, poplins, and more!
Myrtle is available in children’s sizes 1-14 as a layered PDF, so you can just print the sizes you need at home and get started straight away. The tutorial is fully photographed so it’s perfect for beginners! (The tutorial is fairly long though – I highly recommend just keeping it on your tablet/phone/laptop rather than printing out the entire thing).
For our Myrtle, I used a size 3 chest blended to size 5 height, in vintage length. The dress also comes in mini length. I also made a bow with the free Foxglove Bow.
I hope you sew one of these up for the dress-wearers in your life! It’s such a rewarding sew! The Peony Patterns Myrtle Dress pattern will be on sale until Monday March 7, 2022 (no coupon required). Oh, and while you’re at it, check out the latest embroidery pattern collection too! Tulip hand embroidery pattern includes flowers, bunnies, eggs, and a bicycle – it’s perfect for spring and Easter crafting projects!
Be sure to join the Peony Patterns Facebook Group for more inspiration and to share what you make! And if you live in or near Northern Virginia and love to sew, I’d love to see you in our local group, Sew NoVA!