March 9, 2015
A muslin (or toile) is a test garment or rough draft of your final sewing project. I often use the pattern pieces to do a paper fitting on either my mannequin or myself (using the pattern pieces pinned together to test the fit). Nevertheless, the fact is that paper does not stretch so a paper fit test will not work when treating the fit for knits! In comparison to woven fabrics, knits are much easier to fit and normally I would not recommend this step. However, I am going to explain a few reasons that I would recommend making a muslin for your wrap dress.
One more thing, keep reading and there is a nice treat for you at the end!