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Thanks for reading. It is so fun to learn about sewers from so many different places and it was an honor to be able to share some of my story this month.
I was reading somewhere on the web that when making a muslin you should approximate the muslin fabric to the fashion fabric. So try to do a muslin in a similar fabric that you want to do the final garment in. You might be able to find some inexpensive denim around. But if you want to do something in like a silk broadcloth what do you use as a similar fabric? Ordinary broadcloth won't do. And, I sure won't do a muslin in silk. Yikes.
Oh, one more thing. It's not neccessarily the weight of the fabric that matters. The weaves should be similar too. There are open weave, plain weave, basket weave, satin weave and so forth. My blouse is made from a lightweight linen, but I washed it so it became very soft and drapey. The muslin of course was right off the bolt all nice and stiff. Had I washed it it might have preformed similar. But, the linen I used was like a muslin in that they were both plain weave type fabrics. So, I just blew my own theory.
BUT, denim is a closely woven-twill weave which will preform differently than a muslin. So if this hasn't completely made you run to the department store to buy a pair of jeans, well I can keep going.
My mom made all my doll clothes, and my grandmother made my dolls. You don't see much of that today.
Would love to see some of your work. I have never made doll clothing using the designs from adult patterns but when my oldest daughter was very young I would always fashion her clothes to represent more of the adult style patterns.
MisButler.. do you happen to recall the sellers name that had the booklet about altering vintage patterns. I have researched and can't really find just the booklet, though I did find one seller that sells vintage patterns with instructions to alter at the same time.
It's like a little skirt that is attached to the bodice of the blouse or jacket. A peplum can be flouncy or flat. They are in right now and give a feminine touch to outfits. They've been seen in fashion throughout the decades. Really fun to sew and wear.
Thanks for asking!
Great! It's kind of a pain but that change and some other changes have really cut down on the spam. I hate spam.
Yep! Today I can see!
This is for Butler. I actually had the same thing happen multiple times. I made a muslin and I got it to fit perfectly. Then I sewed the garment in a linen thinking it would mimic the muslin. But, on fitting it was quite loose. I'm thinking that the linen is a looser weave than the muslin so that might be why there was such a difference in fit. It was rather disappointing because I could not make any adjustments with the fabric already cut out. This has happened several times so I'm starting to rethink my use of muslin as a fabric for test garments.
I have made changes within the site, one big one is that I need to approve the comments before publishing. This may be what is happening. If I approve the comments I can filter out spam comments. Do you eventually see the posts?
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