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Muslin Using Techniques Learned in Class

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Sewing With Knits: 5 Wardrobe Essentials taught by Meg McElwee

Stretch your sewing skills by making a soft T-shirt, comfy yoga pants, a fleecy hoodie or a flowing dress with Meg McElwee of Sew Liberated.

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Casual
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What materials did you use? Mystery blue stretch fabric from stash, clear elastic. The pattern is view A of pattern 6940 from New Look.

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What are you most proud of? I was able to use techniques learned in the class to reinforce the shoulder seam and work with knits. The rest of the garment/muslin is still unfinished, but I hope to complete my project soon.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't be afraid to work with knits :) Meg's class contained several helpful tips, including the usage of clear elastic to reinforce shoulder seams and hems.

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I love how you did the neckline. Can you tell me how you did that?

02/21/2014 Flag

Thanks, Christy! The pass-through/mock twist detail was accomplished by starting with pattern 6940 from New Look, view A. The directions that came with the pattern for attaching the bias neck binding are a bit awkward, so instead, I changed up the order of sewing so that I have the most access to the neckline. It's a bit hard to envision if you don't have the pattern pieces in front of you, but in a nutshell, I sewed the back pieces together, the front pieces to the back piece at the shoulders (reinforcing with the clear elastic), attached the bias binding to the neckline, then sewed the front right top section to front right bottom (creating that seam under the right bust and the pass-through hole), inserted the front left piece through the pass-through hole in the front right piece, and sewed the front top left section to the front left bottom (creating that seam under the left bust), and then sewed the front left to the front right from the pass-through detail to (cont'd)

02/22/2014 Flag

(cont'd from previous reply) the bottom. For the neck binding, I used a bias strip which I attached to the neckline and then pressed to the wrong side so that you don't see it from the public side. To secure it from flipping out, I stitched in the ditch at the shoulder seams and stitched at the ends (which are hidden near the pass-through detail).

02/22/2014 Flag