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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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Sewing Indie Month and an interview with Kati from Kate & Rose

Did you know that September is National Sewing Month over in the United States? (Isn't that a wonderful idea? An entire month to celebrate sewing!) September is also when Sewing Indie Month is being held - a month-long celebration of indie patterns. There are lots of events happening as part of Sewing Indie Month - interviews with designers, tutorials and pattern "hacks", and a trio of contests. You can find out all the details over on the Sew Independant website. Along with 20 other designers, Muse is taking part in Sewing Indie Month. Kat has been interviewed by the lovely team over at Sew Over It on their blog (which you can read about here, and get a hint about...

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Sewing Indie Month is coming up (and we're taking part!)

In September, there's going to be great event celebrating indie pattern designers. Called Sewing Indie Month (SIM), it's where a group of indie designers have come together for month of tutorials, interviews, sewing contests, and (best of all!) some great pattern deals. (And we're taking part! Yay!) To kick things off, there's a pattern bundle sale happening right now. Starting from the super low price of only $25, you can pick how much you pay and in return get anywhere from 5 - 10 patterns. It's a great way to build your pattern collection, try out designs from indie brands you haven't used before, and get a bit of a feel-good factor in as well, with 20% of the pattern...

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