We talk a lot about the virtues of making a muslin, or a toile, here on the blog. A muslin can enable you to check the fit of a garment before you cut into your garment fabric, and it helps you to envision how the finished garment will look without investing time in sewing all the details.
So here’s today’s sewing small talk question: How often do you make a muslin when you sew for yourself? And be honest, now!
I’ll start. I almost always make one because I need to when I’m developing a new pattern. Because I’ve already made muslins for the dress form during the pattern development process and because I’m very close to our sample size (which is really convenient), I know what adjustments I’ll need to make when I sew the pattern for myself.
What about you? How often do you test a pattern first by making a muslin?