This is the toile for a dress that I am making. I can honestly say I never used to make a toile (muslin) before but since I participated in the Great Vintage sew along earlier this year I have learned the advantages of taking the time to make one. For this dress pattern I cut to my size but as you can see I need to do a FBA as it looks & feels tight.
This fabric is similar to the one I am using for my dress that I got on sale for less than muslin would of cost here in Vancouver. I bought 10 meters & have been using it to make most of my toiles.
This is also a "easy" pattern....but I have found out the hard way that sometimes it is not so easy for me. When I make a toile though I have no surprises and the sewing goes smoothly because I have worked out any pattern issues & have sewn it at least once.
This top is my own design that I drafted on white tracing paper and I made this toile...........you can see the shoulder seam needed to be taken in & if I had just blindly sewn it together this project would of ended up in a pile of garments to be fixed! From this toile I ended up making a top & a dress.
I will also be making a toile for a Vogue jumpsuit that I want to sew but have not yet found a similar fabric to the matte jersey that I will be making it in. Do any of my awesome followers who followed me here to my new blog url.........(btw ..thanks it meant a lot to me) have any suggestions for the toile fabric or can I use a inexpensive knit/poly fabric?
Sew you later!