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Muslin fabric weight
Does it need to be the same weight as the end fabric?
Kristina C
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Date: 1/16/12 9:03 PM

Hi All,

I'm planning to make a skirt and for the first time I'm going to make a muslin first. In the past I've struggled with fit with the final fabric--not as nice. Should I make the muslin out of fabric that's more or less the same weight? I'd ideally like to use whatever I have lying around.

If anyone has opinions or experience with this topic I'd love to hear it!

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Date: 1/16/12 9:42 PM

If you have fabric "lying around" of the same weight, then by all means do so. Sometimes people, like me, make muslins out of old sheets. Sometimes I also use fabric that was bought on impulse, but is of the same weight as my final fabric, and when the muslin turns out nice, I then have two.

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Date: 1/16/12 9:49 PM

The muslin fabric should be close to the final fabric. Mainly I look for a similar type (woven vs knit), weight, stretch and hand. The print doesn't matter. If you don't have something similar in your stash, maybe you can find something cheap from the clearance section or fabric by the lb type of place. Especially with the skirt it can drape very differently depending on the fabric.

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