Musing about Natalie and Jenna

This one may be a little late, but hey, technically part of Indie Pattern Month happened in August, right?! Here’s the last of the sponsor interview for IPM 2017….
Today we’re going to have a look at two patterns from Muse Patterns. Muse are designed by Kat over in Wellington, New Zealand. A lover of vintage styles,  she takes inspiration from the 1930’s through to the 1970’s to add a retro touch to modern styles.

Just for fun, today we’re going to have a look at the Natalie dress and top and the Jenna cardi. Kat shares some of her favourite makes from around the internet.
(Psst: read to the bottom for a little 4 year birthday present for us all from Muse!)

Natalie dress & top

First up, a Natalie dress by Annotations of Jenny, who is really channeling the 1930’s/40’s style inspiration of the pattern by pairing it ith vintage styled shoes and tights.

Adventures of a Young Seamstress made the top version of the Natalie, with a great modern take on the pattern using solid fabric and pairing it with jeans.

Crafting a Rainbow made the dress version, in a patterned knit.


Also on the solid colour styles, Lime Scented made a lovely Natalie in a rich pink (plus, there are photos of a gorgeous dog!)



Jenna cardi


The shoulder yoke details of the Jenna can be a blank canvas for all sorts of creative touches, such as the embroidery on this gorgeous cardigan by Crafty NH Mom.

Speaking of embellishments, isn’t this Jenna by Le Pied De Biche fabulous? She also added embellishments down one side of the button band.

This polka-dot short-sleeved Jenna by Kreativ-Sucht is a super cute cardigan or top for warmer weather.


And of course we can’t have a round-up of Jenna creations without one from TMS editor The Curious Kiwi! Who proves you can make this pattern up in a short space of time, and wear it out straight away.

So there we have it – some of the designers picks of gorgeous Natalie dress & top and Jenna cardi makes from around the interwebs! Have you made either pattern? Share it in the comments below!
As an extra treat, since it’s our 4th birthday here at The Monthly Stitch (yikes!) we have a Muse Patterns discount code just for you. You can get 40% off (yes, you read that right! 4th birthday = 40% discount!) any Muse patterns. Just enter the code TMS4th at check-out. This code is valid for one week, until 6 September. Yay!


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