No luck so far on finding the directions for the Muse dress pattern. The only answer I can come up with other than that I threw them away, is that I slid them into another patter envelope. I will begin that search soon. Unfortunately, I have several patterns.
In the mean-time, when I am not working on my pants-sloper class, I started a fantastic online class with Gertie. I love it! I learned about the class through Oonaballoona who made an adorable bombshell dress. The class is half price through Oonaballoona's blog. I am sorry if this gets confusing, but here it goes. The class is actually through Craftsy.com. It requires a free membership and offers fantastic knitting, crocheting, craft, and sewing courses online. I am amazed at how easy this class is to follow and how much fun I am having.
The first sheet shows the layout, so you will know if you have done it correctly. When I finished, I began tracing the pattern size that I will use rather than cut it from the paper. Optimistically, I am doing this because of the weight I will soon be loosing. I will be needing a smaller size the next time I make this dress.
My grandmother gave me some of this wonderful patter-making or tracing material before she died. It is not woven and comes on about a 45" wide role. Since then, I found a big box of it at a garage sale and scooped it up. It is really easy to pin on fabric and allows you to see through it.
Now, here is my question. Promise me that you will be honest in your answer. I have the perfect amount of a cotton print in my stash. Cotton is what is recommended for this somewhat vintage looking pattern. Take a good look at it and tell me if you think it would be interesting or hideous. I don't want to make a dress that I either won't wear, or other people are questioning when I am not looking because I have convinced myself to reduce my stash. The print is of coleus leaves. I love them in gardens and beneath shrubbery. It reminds me a bit of some vintage prints that I have seen, but I am not quite sure. My other choice would be plain black cotton. This is the pattern provided with the class. I will be adding a thick halter-style strap to the dress--and will probably wear a little cardigan with it.