Royal Wedding Sew-Along: Making A Muslin/Toile

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Hi everyone! This week on the Royal Wedding Sew-along we’re making muslins, or toiles as they’re known in some parts of the world. A muslin is a test garment you make out of inexpensive fabric (or muslin fabric, hence the name). This test garment allows you to check the fit and make any adjustments before you cut into your more expensive fashion fabric. Personally, I’ve never regretted taking a few extra hours to make a muslin. It’s always paid off with a final garment that fits and looks exactly how I wanted it to.

So let’s see what our Royal Wedding Sew-Along bloggers have to say about making muslins: 

Brittany says she rarely makes muslins, but after making one for her Butterick dress and liking the alterations she made because of it, she plans on making more muslins in the future. Read Brittany’s post here.

Brittany made adjustments to her back darts after making a muslin.

Monica learned from her Vogue Patterns muslin that she wants to add some length and use an invisible zipper. We love that she wore a fascinator for her muslin photos! Read Monica’s post here.

Monica used muslin fabric from Jo-Ann’s for her test dress.

Allie tackled the fit and muslin process in two blog posts this week. Her photos documenting the steps she took to get the McCall’s bodice fit just right are really helpful. Read Allie’s posts here

Allie’s final muslin for her bodice.

Lindsey did a video that shows how she determines which pattern size to use and how she got the fit of her New Look bodice just right. Watch her video here.

Lindsey’s video for her New Look dress

Rachel’s post is coming soon!

Have you joined our Royal Wedding Sew-Along Facebook group yet? It’s the best place to meet your fellow sew-alongers and share your progress. We also just started a Royal Wedding Sew-Along Pinterest board; be sure and follow that. And don’t forget to use the hashtag #royalweddingsewalong when you share on social media. Next week we start the construction process. Stay tuned!

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