Member since 9/8/07
Date: 10/29/07 1:57 PM
I have not worked with any knits before but have a few dresses I would like to tackle. I definitely want to make a muslin first, but was not sure of what fabric you use for this. I am assuming it should have a stretch to mimic the knit, but do they sell a stretch muslin?
"You make my heart smile" dd Kate at 2 1/2 yrs old to her grammy
Nothing tastes as good as sewing a size smaller feels!
Member since 4/8/02
Date: 10/29/07 2:07 PM
I use an inexpensive knit that has similar stretch, drape, and weight as the knit that I want to use.
Neefer aka AgitProp and Village Churl Sewing Blog: http://www.oaktrees.org/blog/
Bonny lass, bonny lass, will you be mine?
You shall neither wash dishes nor serve the wine;
But sit on a cushion and sew a fine seam,
And feast upon strawberries, sugar, and cream.
Member since 7/9/06
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Date: 10/29/07 2:16 PM
Totally agree with Neefer. Just go down to the local Walmart and see if you can find something atrocious that shares similar properties to the 'good' stuff. I also pick up yardage from thrift stores for muslin use too. ;)
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