Whether you’re an expert seamstress or a beginner, it’s always a good idea and well worth the effort to make a muslin before sewing a garment. A muslin is essentially a practice garment made from a cheap fabric similar to the type of fabric that will be used for the real garment. Typically, you make one to check for fit as well as determine whether a style is good for your body type.
I know! I know what you’re thinking.
How am I going to find the time to sew a muslin in addition to the regular garment?!!!
But believe me. There is nothing worse than spending oodles of time and $$$ sewing the garment of your dreams only to find out it doesn’t fit or the style looks horrible on you.
It’s well worth your time to create a muslin first.
Don’t miss the rest of the Learn to Sew Series:
Part One: Essential Sewing Tools
Part Two: Basic Sewing Machine Stitches
Part Three: Choosing Fabrics and Patterns
Part Four: How to Mark the Fabric Before You Cut
Part Five: How to Read a Sewing Pattern
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