Designer Sewing Pattern

Muse Attire has released a gorgeous designer sewing pattern: a contemporary dress with soft V neck. Shoulder pleats ensure a flattering drape and the tie belt creates a versatile design statement. The distinctive design features fluid lines and soft tailoring; the aim was to create a bold yet wearable design.

Home seamstresses of all abilities will be able to complete this pattern. During development, we worked with pattern testers of all shapes and sizes to check for fitting issues; we’re confident this pattern will work across wide-ranging body shapes. If you’d like further details or want to purchase the pattern, please visit the online shop.


Designer Sewing

Sewing patterns; what’s the difference between a regular, commercial pattern and our designer patterns? Wholesale commercial patterns reflect high street trends, allowing the home seamstress to recreate current fashions. Designer patterns don’t respond to trends; designer patterns are the result of a creative process. Since March, Muse Attire has posted glimpses into the research and design process behind our new pattern Grace. Obviously, a sewing pattern which is rooted in a creative process offers a distinctive style.

Home seamstresses are clearly creative individuals so we’ve rethought the pattern envelope itself. When we’re sewing at home, it’s a continuation of the creative process that started with the designer. When you purchase a pattern, you’re essentially taking on the project construction. To reflect this sense of process and project we’re sending our patterns out in a project folder rather than an envelope. An A4 card folder is also far more robust than flimsy paper envelopes which require the skill of origami to restore used patterns!

Research and Design



Following my studies on feathers, I’ve begun to translate these into silhouettes. As you can see in the image from my sketchbook, I’ve kept the outline of the feather in a vertical position. OK on paper but, as expected, when I started working with fabric not practically practical. Half of me thought, who cares?
Back in the real world, this is professional work wear so the design needs to work when seated: all the design interest is below the waist. So, as it turns out, not practical or aesthetically pleasing unless your standing! Back to the drawing board, literally.