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Message Board > Fitting Woes > What's your most muslins for one garment? ( Moderated by CarolynGM, Deepika)

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What's your most muslins for one garment?
Is it just me or is one rarely enough?
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Date: 10/17/07 4:23 PM

It's just one of those days, but I wonder if there'll ever be a time when it just takes one muslin to get it right.
So far I seem to be averaging 2-4 ( redrafts are another story , up to 6 at highest).
Thank goodness for Walmart $1 fabric.
* continues on with the quest for a good fitting WOVEN fabric blouse for DD*

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Date: 10/17/07 6:21 PM

I will say that two is the norm for me, but jackets frequently take at least 3. Pants are where muslins stack up for me. I would say I have done at least 6 with some pants patterns. Frequently, I also make adjustments a few times before I make a new muslin.

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Date: 10/17/07 7:19 PM

My muslin count has dropped since I developed a sloper that fits and started drafting my own patterns. Because new patterns are now close to a good fit, I often only need a single muslin. Patterns with new to me detail usually take 2-3 muslins. Larger seam allowances also reduce muslin count. I use 2cm for all but sleeve and neckline seams.

I forgot to answer the most muslins questions. It took at least 10 muslins and several test garments while developing a sloper that fits and moves well and is comfortable.

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Date: 10/17/07 8:05 PM

I've had as many as 13 for a simple T pattern that I was determined I was going to make work. Never really did. Other than that, it's usually 1 or 2, depending on the pattern company. The big 4 usually take more. Burda, Ottobre and Knip Mode, one or two. Knip mode usually because the instructions are not in english and their designs can be a bit complicated. But what gorgeous style!

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Date: 10/17/07 8:23 PM

I had a pant pattern a few years ago that i was DETERMINED to fit. It took me 2 months and probably 15 muslins, but i finally did get that sucker to fit.

Then, of course, I gained weight, a lot of weight.

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Subject: Whats your most muslins for one garment? Date: 10/17/07 8:30 PM

If you count wearable muslins, infinite! Seems like I'm always tweaking something the next time I make something.

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Date: 10/17/07 9:24 PM

Wow. That is determination
That's interesting about the big 4 companies. Burda and Ottobre looked cool, but hadn't tried them yet. Maybe it's worth a shot... ;)
The muslin count comes with fitting my DD who is 5'2" 38 upper bust, 41.5 full bust, 36 chest, 33 waist, 39 hip. Short inverted triangles, with a high prominent busts are SO FUN to fit in patterns for wovens.
Guess I shall go fight the good fight for fit awhile longer.

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Date: 10/17/07 11:05 PM

Oh I feel much better now about making a second muslin for a Vogue jacket. I have never tissue-fitted before and I think it's as much about being able to see if something is not right in the first place (apart from the glaringly obvious) as knowing how to solve it.

Whilst on this subject, I have discovered via tissue-fitting that my back waist length is longer than my front waist length for Vogue. Because of this I cannot cut and spread evenly all the way around a pattern to lengthen the waist so I guess I will just redraw the back waist curve a little lower because I have enough length from back neck to hem, just the curve falls slightly higher than my waist. Is this the best way to do this or would you treat it like moving a bust dart up or down in a box? This is a princess style jacket, another reason I thought just redrawing the curve might be the simplest solution.

I'm happy there is a lot of muslin-making going on out there. We should all end up professionals at this rate

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Date: 10/18/07 1:15 AM

About 2 for myself. When sewing for DD, 4-5-6-7..... She is so petite except for her bust.

I check out the red dot fabric at JoAnn's and buy by the bolt for muslins. It is worth the effort.

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Date: 10/18/07 1:15 AM

About 2 for myself. When sewing for DD, 4-5-6-7..... She is so petite except for her bust.

I check out the red dot fabric at JoAnn's and buy by the bolt for muslins. It is worth the effort.

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