Either a dress or top, with multiple styles of straps, Muse is the pattern for a fun summer.
The main feature is the number of straps variations:
- double half-moon ruffles
- big bows
- gathered ruffles
But the list of options is not over yet since you can pleat (knife pleats) or gather the top of the skirt.
And the bottom of the dress can either be hemmed or embellished with a flounce.
And it’s not over yet!!! Karine designed two front necklines. One is rather modest whereas the other is a cute sweetheart neckline.
Am I done? I’m not!!! The back neckline also offers two types of necklines: the modest where you can wear a bra underneath and the sexy, where no bra can be worn apart those designed for backless garments.
Some technical aspects
The neckline is interfaced to prevent sagging over time.
The back is closed by an invisible zipper. Karine, as always, wrote detailed instructions to get you through this step.
My advice is to sew a muslin because the straps can be a bit tricky to place.
Muslin: a garment made out of cheap fabric of smae quality as the desired garment to assess changes needed fro a better fit.
I moved my straps 7 times! I’d say that’s not suprising since we all have a different body shape.
Hence, the need for a muslin.
My butterfly Muse
I bought this fabric on Etsy when I started sewing, about 10 years ago. It was intended for my little girl, but then…it’s been staying on the shelves for far too long, my daughter finding now that it was too childish…
I fell in love with the pleats and the big bows. I made a mistake while cutting: I followed the lining cutting line instead of the fabric cutting line! Being only 1m64, the lining length was perfect.
I chose a size 42 and it’s post on. My overbust is rather hollow so that explains why there’s a small gap there (gravity claimed its toll LOL). Thats’ something that’s easy to modify, I will just have to shorten the curve at the top of the sweetheart.
My daughter asked for her own Muse out of Swiss dot and with double half-moon ruffles. I’ll be happy to comply!
Which version(s) is your favorite amongst the many Karine sewed (her blog)?
Tell me in comment!