Waiting for the spring to come any day soon, I started working on the summer short sleeved dress from Pattern Runway. Excited by the patterns, I wanted to cut the fabric without preparing the muslin. But the voice of reason told me "Cut the muslin!" Few weeks ago when I was reading a discussion on Tilly's blog about the cost of sewing. Somebody suggested to use old sheets/curtains instead of muslin to break the cost of the garment down. Another person mentioned using cheap fashion fabric in case the muslin garments fits from the first attempt. I decided to adapt the tip and used cheap batik as a muslin.
The photos were taken late in the evening, sorry for the bad lighting.
|Bodice back detail|
At the end, the voice of reason was right: the bodice of the muslin turned out to be a cute summer top! This batik is so light! Will be perfect for the hot and humid Tokyo summer.
Overall I spent about 1.5 hours on muslin. I ended up cutting XS size for the bodice and S size for the skirt. The only change made to the pattern was the lengthening of the bodice by 7cm.