This week on the sew-along we’re talking about making a muslin of your pants or overalls before you cut into your fashion fabric. Here is our sage advice on this topic:
A muslin is something you never regret making. Not making a muslin is something you often regret.
I made one, as you see here, and while I was happy with most of the fit, the muslin helped me see that I needed to narrow the fit in the thigh area. I altered my pattern tissue to reflect this, and now hopefully I won’t need to fiddle with this area when I make my real pants.
To learn more about making a muslin for this particular pattern, head over to my sew-along co-host’s blog, Amanda’s Adventures in Sewing.
Have you joined our Facebook group for this sew-along? It’s a great place to share your progress and ask questions. We’ll keep it open to new members through the end of May.
Next week in the sew-along: Pockets (steps 1-13)