Meet Tahi - one pattern, two garments October 25 2015

Muse Patterns is now one year old!

And to celebrate, we’ve created a special pattern - Tahi. Just like all Muse patterns, Tahi contains multiple variations, so you can create several different garment styles from the one pattern purchase. Only this time, we’ve added in a little bonus - Tahi contains two completely different garments! A woven skirt, and a knit shrug.

The Tahi skirt and shrug are designed to complement one another, as well as working great on their own. Both take inspiration from the 1940’s and the 1970’s. And both have options that work well for winter or for summer.

The Tahi skirt features asymmetric angled panels on the front, a lapped zipper at the centre back, and a slim waistband that sits at the natural waist and fastens at the centre back with a button. Options include a slim A-line cut, or you can choose flared panels on one side for added asymmetric drape detail. Prefer simple skirts? There’s a basic slim A-line version of the Tahi skirt to make as well. All three versions can be made in knee-length or maxi-length, and either lined or unlined.

The Tahi shrug features an open front, curved front and back hems, and set-in sleeves. There are four sleeve variations to choose from - a short sleeve that puffs out slightly then gathers into a wide band, or a classic slim sleeve with a lightly-gathered sleeve head that can be made in short, 3/4 or full length. A narrow band around the hem of the Tahi shrug gives an easy, tidy finish. With it’s slim fit and shaped side seams, the Tahi shrug is designed to sit well over dresses, blouses and close-fitting tops. A wonderfully versatile garment!

Tahi is suitable for all seasons. Here we’ve made the knee-length skirt with asymmetric flared panels in a wool blend with lining, and the shrug with long sleeves in a merino wool for a winter outfit. Or use a cotton or rayon for the skirt and a lace knit for a short-sleeved version of the shrug for summer. Have fun playing with different colours or pattern direction on the asymmetric panels.

As with other Muse patterns, Tahi is a PDF pattern with both print-at-home and print-at-copyshop options, delivered straight away to your inbox on purchase. The skirt and shrug have separate pattern files and instruction files, so you can choose to print both or only one style at a time. The Tahi print-at-home pattern comes with a layers feature, making it easy for you to print the size (or sizes) you want.

Plus, since it’s our birthday, we’d like to give you a present! As well as getting two patterns in one, we’ve got a special discount code to thank you for supporting us during the first Muse year. From now until 27 October you can get 50% off the Tahi pattern - simply enter the code ‘HELLOTAHI’ at checkout.

And just with all other Muse patterns, the first full weeks sale price (less bank fees) will be donated to charity. Since it's Muse's first birthday pattern, we're going to be donating to a charity that helps young babies and their families - the Neonatal Trust.

Thanks for supporting Muse so far - we couldn’t have done it without you!