Hello from Muse! August 31 2014
Well, hello there, and welcome to Muse Patterns!
We're very excited to be launching Muse - we've been working away behind the scenes on it for quite a few months now, so finally being able to show the world what we've been up to is rather exciting (and rather terrifying as well!).
Firstly, let's talk a bit about Muse. Muse patterns are designed for modern women - they're nice and versatile, often with several options within them, and plenty of scope for customising them. At Muse, we're very fond of designs from the 1930's, 1940's, and 1950's, so although the patterns are modern shapes, silhouettes, and styles, there are details in them that hark back to those eras, such as shoulder yokes on tops, and seam lines on skirts and dresses. As well as being inspired by historical fashions, Muse designs are also inspired by amazing women - both from the present and the past.
Our first pattern to be released is the Jenna cardi. Designed to be a versatile wardrobe staple, the Jenna has multiple options within it, such as different sleeve lengths, body lengths, and either plain or yoked shoulders. It's named after a wonderful woman called Jenna - a family member, in fact, who is creative, brave, and who also happens to wear cardigans every day. ;-)
We're already working on the next pattern to be released, so keep an eye out for when that comes out - hopefully in October. (If you want to be one of the first to know, there's a newsletter you can sign up to at the bottom of the website.)
There are plenty of plans afoot for this website as well. We've created a 'Made by you' page, where we'll be collecting images of garments people have made using Muse patterns - if you'd like to have a creation featured on there, we'd love to hear from you! This is intended to be a gallery filled with inspiration - after all, it's always fun seeing how other people interpret patterns, right?!
There's the blog as well, which you're reading right now. We'll be using this for tips, tricks, tutorials and pattern hacks. (Want to know how to turn the Jenna cardi pattern into a pullover top? Keep an eye out here, and you may just find out. ;-)
We hope you like Muse and our patterns!
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