After that, I dare say we'll be ready to cut out the muslin versions and get to work on that! (But I have a few things to say about that, so sit tight for now!) Judging by my schedule right now I'm giving us 1 1/2 weeks to do this before we finalize our muslins, transfer the corrections to...

If there is a single product that I would recommend to a mom-to-be as a must-have it would be a set of muslin swaddles from aden + anais®. There is not one company out there that has come up with a swaddling blanket as perfect as this brand. The muslin is breathable, gets softer each and every...

(It also is a great time to do some seam finish samples with your fabric scraps!) I've listed a variety of options for finishes, but of course I've probably neglected some and would love to hear what your favorite finishes are for a garment of this type! Hand Overcast This is a good option...

It looks kind of complicated, but as I said: once you do it, you'll get it! This is an advantage to doing a muslin as well–you get to practice any construction techniques that are potentially troublesome! As usual, please feel free to ask any questions and I'll do my best to get back to...

Firstly, make sure you have some shoulder pads made up (I'm planning on covering mine with underlining fabric, but just had them in the intial, muslin-covered stage for this). You'll also want to have one of the pressing aids* pictured above on hand; the large one is a pressing ham and the...

for their uber soft cotton muslin swaddle blankets and burp cloths. In fact, they are so popular, they have literally become the 'go to' brand for baby blankets. Last month, Aden + Anais launched a sweet line of bibs covered with their adorable baby-friendly prints. Featuring the same super...

Unpicking the muslin. Unless you made different changes to each side of the pattern, you only need to use one half of the muslin. Use your muslin as a pattern. If you've made signifigant changes to your muslin, this might be the way to go. Simply unpick your basting stitches, marking your...

Are there any aspects of the upcoming cutting and sewing that have you scratching your head? Now is the time to request before we get started on the final garments! I'm going to give us through this weekend to finish up muslins and we'll be transferring markings and cutting out the fabric...

We're still a week away from cutting and beginning to fit the muslin, but now is the time to start thinking about adjustments you'll need to make to the pattern prior to fitting the muslin. Rarely do I just cut out a test garment straight from the pattern; usually I do some measurements and...

Please don't worry if you're "behind" the sew-along; it's not a race! I know everyone has busy lives and muslin-fittings don't always go as planned. So feel free to take your time. I think because of this, the final "dress party" post sharing the finished garments will be a bit later than I...

 

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