70's Groovy Muslin

No Muslin No problem!

Do you have any fabric in your stash you have had for 10+ years. I do and if I haven't used it by now I probably won't. I bought this super GROOVY fabric (lol)  ages ago with the thoughts of a rag quilt. But it never came to pass it is so bright and so orange I could never find anything that would go well with this color.

So I needed muslin one day to make up a new pattern I got for boot cut jeans designed by Angela Wolf.


I have been meaning to clean out my stash and get rid of fabric I never use.  So I came across this fabric and thought "why not? It is a woven fabric and will suit my purposes :)"

So I have to say this pattern is awesome. I am on a fitting kick!! I love learning how to do alterations. I have taken another course on learning how to alter pants and apply these alterations to your flat pattern. It was a wealth of information! Check out Craftsy Sandra Betzina if you are interested in learning these skills.

So prior to sewing this muslin I did a scoop and a wedge to the pattern as I need to do that with most patterns to fit my body shape. I tried them on and voila! I thought they fit really good except for a bit of excess fabric on the back that I pinned in and have to make those alterations to the fabric in order to get rid of this excess fabric. I am taking these pics of myself in my daughters full length mirror and had to try to twist like a contortionists  to get the shots. So excuse my big but in the last pic I was trying to show you were I pinned in the fabric.

Then I will try this pattern on some denim I have left over from the jeans I made my mom.