Pattern: Simplicity 4127
In case you were wondering, that vague post title refers to the fact that I made a muslin, which is something I pretty much never do. I just don’t have much patience when tackling new projects. But, I have also noticed that being a newbie, I tend to make a lot of mistakes. And I also notice that the second time I make something, I make less mistakes, soooo….yeah you see where this is going.
Making a muslin refers to making a “trial” garment out of some inexpensive material. Traditionally these were made with muslin, hence the name, which is a really plain cotton fabric. But now the term “making a muslin” is used for any fabric that may be used. This is my understand at least, from reading many sewing blogs. Feel free to correct me if I am wrong.
I bought a wonderful white material labeled “as seen in J Crew” at the Fabric Corner in Arlington, MA. I bought it because it reminded me of this cute summer top I used to have when I was much younger, that showed off my midriff. I’m not at an age where I can show that much skin, but I did want another cute summer top, so I splurged on it (it was pretty expensive) and then bought this pattern:
My mom gave me some brown-ish printed cotton that was leftover from a quilting project. So I got to work. Continue reading