Some Fabrics Aren’t Meant to Be Muslins

After an afternoon of tracing the Boulevard Jacket I’m happy to say that I’m ready to start cutting into my fabric. Before I start, I wanted to check the sleeve width around the bicep area. I had measured mine and made some adjustments to the pattern, but I was still worried. So I went to my fabric stash and pulled out the ugliest fabric I owned to make a quick muslin. I cut out the sleeves and started sewing attempted to sew them together – no matter what I did, changed stitches, re-thread the machine, new needle, etc. I kept getting skipped stitches. It was so bad that it wasn’t even zig-zagging, just making a straight stitch (I’ve never had that happen before)! So here’s where the rest of the material ended up:

In the trash. I’ve determined that some fabrics just aren’t meant to be muslins.

4 thoughts on “Some Fabrics Aren’t Meant to Be Muslins

  1. Jacqui

    Believe it or not, I’m so happy to see the picture you posted! One of my goals for 2009 was to know when to call a wadder a wadder. I probably would’ve restashed the fabric. But not anymore!

  2. KateS

    At least you know when to call it quits! I still get caught out trying to “save” cheap or badly made fabric thats beyond saving…

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