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« on: July 21, 2009 01:39:27 PM »

I've been searching through the archives for information on making a muslin mock-up of a pattern, and have found a ton of useful information. Here's the question I haven't had answered: how exactly do you go about making a muslin / mock-up if you think that the pattern might be too small for you?

I have a couple of patterns where I either bought the wrong size (was on the border between two ranges and got the wrong one) or they are vintage patterns that came in only one size (which is close, but not exactly right). The last couple of things I've made have fit perfectly in the bust and then been ridiculously small in the hips (which comes from having a very small chest but "quality" hips).

Should I just cut out all of the patterns with a large seam allowance (for instance, 2 inches, which would give me plenty of play)? Should I cut out as-is and then somehow figure out where I need to add in extra?

I've got a dress I'd like to make out of some fairly expensive fabric, so before cutting into my precious supply, I'd like to know that what I'm going to make will fit, unlike the last dress which was a disaster.
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« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2009 02:35:24 PM »

Using muslin or other cheap fabric, I would cut out the pieces with a large seam allowance (enough so you know it will fit you), then put it together and use the muslin to fit on yourself by pinning in any excess fabric.

Don't cut your real fabric until you have a muslin that looks the way you want.
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