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Message Board > Pattern Reviews > Do you ever write a pattern review when you've only sewn a muslin? ( Moderated by Deepika)

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Do you ever write a pattern review when you've only sewn a muslin?
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Date: 10/8/12 1:30 PM

Would you mind reading reviews if only a muslin was sewn?

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Date: 10/8/12 1:57 PM

If you were stopping there, and wanted to let us all know about potential problems, I'd appreciate the review. If you were moving on with the fashion fabric, I'd hope that you would update the review with the finished garment. I personally wouldn't write a review of any muslin I sewed because I only sew a basic muslin, except for pants.
I have included pictures of muslins in some of my pants reviews because pants are tricky for some of us. What are you working on right now?

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Subject: Do you ever write a pattern review when youve only sewn a muslin? Date: 10/8/12 5:30 PM

I second marec's opinion.I want to know what I might run into, even if you didn't complete the project. After all, who would finish sewing it up if you knew it wouldn't beyond muslin phase?

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Date: 10/8/12 5:57 PM

I've written reviews after completing only a muslin. Remember it is a pattern review so if you have something about the pattern to share then write a review. Some people will criticise (why I don't know, but some do ) but most will appreciate it, especially if there is a pattern error or poor drafting which stops you from going any further with the pattern. After all there is usually a reason why a pattern doesn't get past the muslin stage.

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Subject: Do you ever write a pattern review when youve only sewn a muslin? Date: 10/8/12 7:32 PM

only if something stops u from finishing the "full" version and/or a major problem crops up... otherwise just make the real thing and then post it!

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Subject: Do you ever write a pattern review when youve only sewn a muslin? Date: 10/8/12 7:43 PM

I'm with Sew4Fun - I'd like to read the review of the muslin. When I'm considering a pattern I like to know as much I can (they're expensive here in NZ) and before I put my time and energy and hope into one it is great to know if others have struggled with it, if the sizing is off, or whatever. I'd say absolutely post a review of a muslin!

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Subject: Do you ever write a pattern review when youve only sewn a muslin? Date: 10/8/12 7:43 PM

But of course it's great to see the update with the finished garment and any other stuff you learnt about the pattern, if you do proceed to that stage.

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Date: 10/8/12 8:38 PM

I haven't done a review in a long time since I'm doing production sewing. But when I did, it was as soon as the muslin or first garment was done or wadded. Sometimes the muslin ended up being wearable, sometimes it was the first draft to fashion fabric, but my impression of this site was that people wanted to know what the pattern was like. I wrote my reviews with that in mind.

When it comes down to it, I want to know if the pattern is worth buying, and putting my time into it.

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Date: 10/8/12 10:01 PM

Yes I wrote a review of a jacket that didn't work for me, including a photo of the muslin.
I hope it would be helpful for people to know what didn't work,

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Date: 10/8/12 10:18 PM

This is good to know!

In my case, I'm easily distracted. I made a muslin of a pair of BurdaStyle pants that I thought were flattering. I haven't finished the real deal though.

In addition to knowing about the pattern itself, I like to see how the garments look on real bodies. It often helps me know if a style would flatter me and a muslin helps too.

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