From Muse Patterns:
Featuring a fun sleeve and a breezy fit, Mānuka is an easy-to-wear top and dress. Designed for lightweight woven fabrics, Mānuka has a loose fit that skims over the hips, and doesn’t require any closures, so no zip woes!
Mānuka combines a dropped shoulder with a classic fitted armscye at the base, for a tailored take on a relaxed shoulder. Choose from a flutter sleeve that is flared and fancy, or opt for the longer sleeve which falls just past elbow length, and has a less full silhouette. The flutter sleeve's high-low hem emphasises the graceful folds around the arm, while the longer sleeve is level at the hem.
Mānuka comes in three lengths. Opt for a classic top which sits at a flattering point just above the hip, giving you the option to tuck, or wear loose. For a fun breezy look, choose the cropped length which goes great with a high-waisted skirt or fitted pants. Finally, the dress version sits above the knee for a classic look with either tights or bare legs!
The classic scoop neckline features an optional keyhole and button detailing at the centre back. Included as options for the dress are a narrow tie belt and belt loops, as well as in-seam pockets. The pattern features detailed illustrated instructions so you can get the perfect finish on your neckline and other tricky areas.
Options for both B-cup and D-cup bodices are included. The D-cup bodice features a bust dart. No dart is needed for smaller cup sizes.
Make Mānuka in a lightweight silk-cotton blend or a soft chambray for a cool summer dress, or try it in a heavier silk crêpe or wool to add some glam to your winter repertoire!
Mānuka has been designed by Johanna Morris, exclusively for Muse Patterns.