Good reason to make a muslin

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I'm making a pair of linen pants to make to wear to my Granddaughter's wedd
ing. It's a very casual affair.
I decided to use Jalie 3243. and put in different pockets. Don't like the o
nes the pattern shows. So I did all my measurements and made  a muslin. For
 some reason, I'm not sure why, they are just to tight. So I started over a
nd got them to fit . I'm just so glad I made the muslin, I hate to  have ru
ined that nice linen by being
lazy.

Re: Good reason to make a muslin
snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:
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Whenever I use a new-to-me pattern, especially if it's a brand I  
have not used before, I mark the seam allowances (for pants, at hip  
and waist), and measure the pattern. Then I divided my own  
measurements by two, add some ease (an inch or two depending on the  
style of the garment) and determine if the pattern is going to be  
 >close<.  It's easier to add/subtract at that stage, and I almost  
always use fabric I hope to wear for making muslins.

I like the ease chart Vogue/Butterick/McCall has:
https://butterick.mccall.com/size-fit-charts/ease-chart

Beverly  


Re: Good reason to make a muslin
On Monday, July 31, 2017 at 7:11:13 PM UTC-4, BEI Design wrote:
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Thanks Beverly!

Re: Good reason to make a muslin
On Monday, July 31, 2017 at 12:27:03 PM UTC-4, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:
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dding. It's a very casual affair.
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 ones the pattern shows. So I did all my measurements and made  a muslin. F
or some reason, I'm not sure why, they are just to tight. So I started over
 and got them to fit . I'm just so glad I made the muslin, I hate to  have  
ruined that nice linen by being
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PAnts are finished except for hem.Seam pockets came out well, happy with fi
t.
Sorry no pictures

Re: Good reason to make a muslin
snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:
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Congratulations!!!

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snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:
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Congratulations!!!

Glad you are Happy with your pants!
Barbara in FL

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