Today I'm very excited to introduce the latest Muse pattern - Philippa!
Philippa takes inspiration from the late 1960's mod styles - a time of fashion that perfectly suits the muse the pattern was inspired by. 60's mod influences can be seen in the front and back princess seams, the fitted shift dress style, the mini length skirt option, and the wide, flat collar.
Philippa features princess seams at front and back, both originating from the arm scye and curving down to the hip, where they angle in to meet at the side seams. The resultant panels give a great option for colourblocking, like we've done in our sample garments.
Plus, those front panels hide a secret! Optional in-seam pockets are hidden in the diagonal seams at the bottom of the panel on the skirt and dress variations.
As with all Muse patterns, Philippa is wonderfully versatile. Make it as a dress, top or skirt. Choose from two skirt lengths (mini or knee length), two necklines (scoop or jewel), an optional collar, and sleeveless or with cap sleeves extending from the arm scye princess seams.
You could choose to keep the 1960's influence by using colour blocking on the side panels, and sewing up the mini skirt length, the collar variation, and the sleeveless view.
Or make a dress suitable for the office with the scoop neckline, cap sleeves, and knee-length skirt.
Use the top variation to make a cute top for pairing with jeans for a dinner out.
Or make the skirt in a denim or corduroy for a casual weekend wardrobe staple.
Whichever your style, Philippa's got you covered!
Curious about what our models are wearing?
Alison is wearing the Philippa dress with the mini length skirt, slightly cut-away shoulders, pockets, and flat collar. It's made up in a mid-weight synthetic blend, with a lightweight cotton drill for the contrast panels and collar. Alison is wearing a size 34 and is 5'8" tall.
NIcola is wearing both the Philippa top and skirt. The skirt is made up in a lightweight denim, in the knee-length variation with pockets. The top is made in a rayon and a rayon crepe, with the scoop neckline and cap sleeves. Nicola is wearing a size 44, and is 5'10" tall.
As with all Muse pattern releases, we'll be donating the full sale price (less bank fees) for the first week to charity. For the Philippa pattern, the charity chosen by the muse who inspired the design is the Cancer Society - a fantastic charity who support people living with cancer and research into treatment.
Plus, from now until Monday 2 May, you can get 15% off the Philippa pattern! Enter the code 'HELLOPHILIPPA' at check-out.
Why not go and have a look at Philippa now?