Welcome to the Gillian Dress from Muse Patterns!! And a giveaway!

Muse Patterns created by the amazing Kat from Modern Vintage Cupcakes just released their second pattern today! It’s the Gillian wrap dress!

I had the wonderful opportunity to test the pattern in the past week and a bit. I received the pattern for free, but all my opinions and glee are my own.


The pattern is made for lightweight stretch materials, such as merino wool, jersey, and other knit fabrics with stretch. This pattern has three variations: dress, top, and skirt. I chose to make the top in long sleeves for a lovely light fall cardigan.


It’s definitely fall here in Canada! Obligatory leave-throwing shots!

I love this pattern! The above is the test pattern only and not the final product that was released. There were some changes made from the test pattern, but I have yet to try them out since it was released today. I will, though, because I adore this top and want to make the dress and the skirt and make the top again.

It’s perfect timing to release the pattern with the Curvy Sewing Collective Wrapalong happening. I really recommend this pattern. I’m reallllly busty (H cup….. :S) and it has amazing coverage with no need for a camisole underneath. The pattern can also easily fit above the largest size on their size chart, because of the wrap. The details with the shoulder yokes are just lovely and really quite flattering. The waistband also hits in my high waist and is flattering for an hourglass figure.

I’m in love with it and can’t gush more about it. It was also my first time testing a pattern and made me really appreciate the process. I was very attentive to the instructions unlike in other sewing. I tend to just look at the pictures and do my own thing, but here I really focused in on the instructions and made sure they made sense to me. I made notes and went slowly. As a result, I am extremely proud of the top. The topstitching details are almost perfectly sewn. It was probably the most pleasurable sewing experience I’ve had yet.

Along with the release, Kat is offering a discount this week of 15% off the pattern (code: GILLIANDRESS found here), as well as from now until October 19th giving 100% of the profits to the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation!

Because of this awesome gesture, I am buying up a couple of these patterns myself this week to giveaway to two lucky people!

How do you enter? Easily! Comment on this blog post with your email address and then on the 16th I will randomly draw 2 names and send them the pdf of the Gillian wrap dress.

It’s my first giveaway! But I couldn’t think of a better cause. Giving to breast cancer research AND giving to wonderful sewists. I can’t wait to see your Gillian dresses, tops, or skirts.

Join the giveaway and support breast cancer awareness.

UPDATE: Giveaway is now closed and two names have been drawn


24 thoughts on “Welcome to the Gillian Dress from Muse Patterns!! And a giveaway!

  1. Looks like a really nice pattern, and you look gorgeous in it! I really like that she is contributing the proceeds to the Breast Cancer Society for a limited time and what a lovely gesture that you are purchasing them during that time.

  2. I really, really love this pattern. I just can’t decide what to make for the csc wrap along! I have plenty of other wrap dress patterns, but this one is so unique with the yoke detailing that I think I’m going to have to get it too!

  3. I have a great RTW wrap dress that is falling apart. This pattern would be perfect to make myself a replacement. Your top looks fantastic.

  4. This looks like a great versatile pattern! I can see myself using all variations. Thanks for the giveaway.

    I really love the colour of your top, and it looks so comfy.

    1. Thanks so much. Very versatile pattern and I’m definitely trying out all the variations. Good luck in the draw!

  5. Well OBVIOUSLY I’m going to love a pattern named “Gillian”… and your’s looks fab! That green colour is lovely on you. I’m so glad you enjoyed sewing! I’ll definitely throw my name in the hat! (No one else has left an email, so I’ll just assume you can contact me through IG or my wordpress account I’m commenting with?) Cheers!

    1. Gillians everywhere should be wearing this. πŸ™‚

      The comments listing shows the emails as long as everyone entered them into the form. πŸ™‚ So, I’ve got it all based on that. πŸ˜€

      Good luck in the draw!

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