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Making the Muslin for Classic Shirt

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    Michelle D. @livefaithgirl

    Hi,
    I’m making a muslin, first time, I’d appreciate some feedback on whether this is sufficient: I’m thinking to cut out and baste together the shirt front/back/yoke at shoulder seams, put in the front dart, and set in the sleeve. Does that sound about right? I don’t have to make the front plackets necessarily, correct? I was thinking of folding & pressing to mimic the front plackets.

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    Liesl Gibson
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    @liesl

    That sounds perfect! You can use the folded placket instead of the set-in placket to eliminate extra cutting and sewing. You might want to confirm the sleeve length with the cuff as well, and be sure the staystitch the neckline so it doesn’t distort while you’re trying it on. Good for you, making a muslin! It’s well worth it in the long run.

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    Michelle D. @livefaithgirl

    Thank you Liesl! I did just that, staystiched the neckline, folding the plackets. I made up and attached only one of the sleeves – and I definitely needed to add an inch to the sleeve length because I’m taller and longer. I did not bother to muslin the collar. I’m almost finished my final product and I am loving it so much.

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    Enbee @Enbee

    I’m planning a gift sew for my mother, who loves a good shirt and is doing me a big favor in March (she’s flying across the country to watch my son while I’m in the hospital having a baby). I’d like to splurge and make the shirt out of Liberty lawn, but I know I’ll need substantial alterations for my mother (narrow shoulders and petite). I know the fit and drape of the muslin can diverge pretty wildly from the garment itself depending on the fabric used – what might work as a reasonable stand-in for the drape of Liberty lawn for a muslin?

    I should probably note I’ve never made a muslin before.

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    Lightning McStitch @LightningMcStitch

    I’d maybe use a cotton voile or Batiste. Often you can pick up those lightweight almost lining weight cottons quite cheaply at the big box store fabric shops.
    What a lucky mum and congratulations on your upcoming ‘vacation’ 🙂

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    Liesl Gibson
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    @liesl

    Just a lightweight muslin would work fine. Most good fabric shops will carry multiple weights of muslin for different purposes. I usually keep several weights on hand–right now I’m developing trousers and using a heavier weight than I would use for blouses. But @lightningmcstitch is right–if you have a voile or batiste that would be fine too. Even a quilting cotton will be light enough that you’ll get a similar result, I think.

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