Sew Straight Spring Style


Photgraph: Gianni Pucci
Sew your way straight into spring runway style. Stella Jean’s spectacular, spring 2016 runway looks were all about mixing super straight skirts with bold fabrics and flamboyant tops. Her collection was a wonderful mix of wearable separates and statement pieces. 
Photograph: Gianni Pucci
 Home seamstresses will have no difficulty recreating these looks at home and no need to pay runway prices either! Our Carla pattern would be a perfect choice to make your very own spring 2016 straight skirt.


Monday Fashion Fix

A Monday morning fashion fix takes the edge off the back to work blues. Whilst I’m enjoying the weekend, I tend to be a style sloth so I rather relish donning something more appealing for the return to work. 
Our Contemporary Classics Collection of sewing patterns are perfect for creating in-work style. A smart shirt, sleek skirt and you’re back in business. 

Illustration: D James

Style: Color Blocking

Color blocking is a striking way to wear A line skirts. The clear A line form means it can be worn in bold color or as a simple compliment to a striking top. Blocks of color can be worked to create figure flattering combinations, drawing the eye to your favourite features. Alternatively, blocking can result in a new twist on sleek sixties’ chic.Why not rework that forgotten A line skirt in your wardrobe or create your very own with our classic Sophie design?


Sewing Your Own Fashion

Create your ideal wardrobe; sewing clothes is a great way to develop your own fashion identity. We all know how frustrating it can be when you go clothes shopping only to come back empty-handed and disappointed. At Muse we’re in the process of completing the final pieces for our Contemporary Classics Collection which, as the name suggests, is compiled of timeless wardrobe staples.  
Become your own designer; sewing your fashion favourites, making the styles you want, in the fabric and colours you like is easier than you might think.

At Muse Attire we aim to inspire women to create their own style. September is always a key month in the fashion world, it’s also a great time for us to evaluate our own wardrobes. As home seamstresses, we love sewing but we also need to love wearing the clothes we’ve created. Like all designers, it’s important to think of the practical as well as the aesthetic.

Before starting your next project, some of the following questions may help you pick the ideal pattern and fabric for your needs:

  • Which current garments really work for me and how could these designs inspire future pieces?
  • What is my signature style or a quirky detail that’s individual to me?
  • What fabric textures do I love wearing and how can different fabrics types compliment or contrast one another?
  • Do I have an ideal style in my head which is not reflected in my current wardrobe and how can new garments bridge that gap?

This September why not sit down with a sketch pad and design your ideal style identity? Above is an example of one of our research and design boards for our Contemporary Classics Collection.