MUSE TOP & DRESS • Pattern
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By P&M Patterns, Muse Top & Dress is a paper sewing pattern.
Garment Details: Either a lovely summery little dress or a refined and charming top, MUSE is the garment that will see you through the summer.
The many variations will give you the opportunity to sew garments that vary from one to the other, but is based on one single pattern:
-Variation around the front yoke: a modest straight front or a nice V that gives a lovely shape to the bust,
-Variation around the back yoke: a back that hides the bra or a more glamorous back,
-Variation around length: a top that doesn’t ask for that much fabric or a dress with or without flounce,
-Variation around the finishing of the skirt: whether you belong to the “Gather” Team or the “Pleat Team”, you will find your happiness in the finishing,
-BUT FIRST AND FOREMOST, variation around the straps: Plain straps, straps with ties, straps with a romantic bow that you can choose to sew on both straps or only on one, gathered ruffle straps, double half-moon ruffle straps.
At that point, it’s impossible to count how many Muses you can sew.... But, in any case, you will be able to unleash your creativity and have loads of fun!
Sizing: This is a multi-size pattern, including sizes 34 to 52. Sizing guide can be found here.
Fabric Suggestions: Cotton, double gauze, linen, Tencel, dotted Swiss, chiffon, seersucker, eyelet, viscose, crepe, silk, any lightweight fabric with a nice drape, such as a cotton sateen and cotton lawns.
Suggested fabrics for the lining (if you are lining your garment): lightweight cotton, viscose, any fabric that can be used to line garments…
Fabric requirements: Fabric requirements can be found here.
Trims required: Matching thread, an 8’’- or 10’’- (22 or 25 cm) invisible zip and fusible interfacing.
Skill Level: The pattern is placed at a Level 2 out of 3, for the intermediate seamstress, on the P&M pattern skill scale.
Seam allowances are included in the pattern.
The paper pattern includes a booklet in English, stating the difficulty level, the cutting layout, the step-by-step sewing instructions, along with size chart and fabric and notion requirements, two easy-to-read multi-size pattern sheets, with no overlapping pieces.
Check out #pmmuse for inspiration.
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