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Tutorial: How to sew a hidden button stand for the Melissa dress

I'm super excited to welcome a special guest to the Muse blog today - Yuki, the talented designer behind indie pattern label Waffle Patterns, is here with a tutorial on how to make a hidden button stand for the Melissa dress! With her Waffle Patterns label, Yuki blends together European and Japanese style and vintage inspiration to create unique and fun patterns. (I'm especially a fan of her coats - check out the pockets on the Pepernoot coat!) Yuki made the Muse Melissa pattern up as a coat dress by lining it and lengthening the sleeves. She also changed the button placket into a hidden one, with a fold of fabric over the top. (I may have to copy her - I...

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Charity donation from the Melissa pattern

A big thank-you to everyone who supported the first week of the Melissa dress, skirt and blouse pattern. As promised, the full sale price (less bank fees) of all sales of the Melissa pattern during that first week are being donated to the Life Flight air ambulance and air rescue, a charity chosen by the muse who inspired the Melissa pattern. And we're happy to say $275 was raised for Life Flight! (Which translates to $365 in New Zealand dollars.) We're making that donation right now. :-) We hope you all enjoy your Melissa pattern, and we're looking forward to seeing what people make with it!

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