Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Why make a muslin?

This question has been tossed around on several blogs recently, and since I feel the constuction of a fitting muslin is a valuable first step in any sewn garment I was thrilled to come across a post that really resonated with me. I shared this on my business Facebook page today, and reactions have been coming in from all over the place - new people I've never been in contact with have found my page because of it! So, thanks to Claire at Sewing Artistry, I'd like to share her "To Muslin or Not to Muslin"  post with you, too. I'd love to hear your thoughts.


  1. I usually muslin new patterns for myself and always sew one for clients. I take pride in my ability to fit nearly all figures and believe muslins can help any sewist master fit. Karen

    1. Absolutely, Karen! I use muslins for all my client work, too, although it's difficult to convince them of the need to charge for the additional charges. I often end up using the lining fabric for the muslin fitting, and try to incorporate the additional time in my initial estimate.