Announcing the Muse Loves Merino sewing contest

When looking for fabric for the website samples of the Tahi pattern, several gorgeous lengths of jewel-coloured New Zealand merino leapt out, demanding to be stroked and loved. And since merino deserves to be shared, we then started thinking - how best to share this with the wonderful Muse customers?

And right then and there, in the middle of the fabric store, the idea of a sewing contest formed. Three generous lengths of top-quality merino knit were purchased, along with matching thread, for three sewing contest prizes. And now, it's your chance to win a length of that lovely, snuggly, gorgeously soft New Zealand merino!

Yes, that's right. We're running a sewing contest, from now until the end of November.

There are three categories:

  • Knit tops
  • Dresses
  • Skirts

Each category has a prize of a generous length of gorgeous merino knit, plus matching thread, shipped to the winner anywhere in the world. Here's the colours that can be won.

Knit tops contest: the winner will receive a 2m length of bright blue merino wool and matching thread:


Dresses contest: the winner will receive a 1.9m length of extra-wide merino in a dark teal blue shade, with matching thread:


Skirts contest: the winner will receive a 2m length of forest green merino and matching thread (this one is more green than in the photo. Sadly the colour refused to cooperate with the camera!):


Aren't they gorgeous?! It was a lot of fun choosing which colours to give away as prizes!

And now, let's talk about how to enter!

All you have to do is sew up a Muse pattern during November 2015. You can keep it simple with the original pattern, or modify it however much you like! Then show it to us in one of the following ways:

  • Instagram it with the hashtag #muselovesmerino
  • Email us a photo or a link to a blog post showing your creation

We'll round all the entries up onto a page on the Muse website, and choose a winner for each category at the start of December.

You can enter as many times as you like, as long as each entry meets these three simple rules:

  • The garment was created using a Muse pattern, 
  • It was sewn during November 2015,
  • You show it to us before 1 December via Instagram or email


Keen to join in? To kick things off, you can get 10% off any Muse patterns between now and 8 November with the code 'MUSEMERINO'.


  • Chris

    This gives me the kick I needed to try the Sophie Cardi (which I just purchased.)

    I see that your patterns are designed for tall women.
    I’m 5’ 10" and never thought I would see the day…
    Thank you!
    :-) Chris

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