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Pattern Making
« on: July 26, 2013, 05:13:33 PM »
I have a few ideas that I wish to play around with.  I am no stranger to doll clothes making though it has been eons since I did any.  What is the best material or such to use to play around with to make patterns?  I have some super thin white "cloth" that is used as packing material on stuff we get in at work that I have brought home and thought maybe that but is something better? 

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Re: Pattern Making
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2013, 05:58:48 PM »
A lot of seamstresses use muslin for testing patterns.  It's super cheap, especially if you get unbleached, and you'll find it at any fabric store.

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Re: Pattern Making
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2013, 06:27:19 PM »
I have seen that on Project Runway, I think since I have so much of this thin white stuff I shall give it a try first. 

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Re: Pattern Making
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2013, 11:14:04 PM »
My favorite pattern test fabric is... plain bed sheets from the thrift store! :P You get a ton of perfectly usable fabric for just a couple bucks. Great deal!

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Re: Pattern Making
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2013, 07:29:54 AM »
That is a good idea too.  And the extra if it is white can be tie died for use in outfits.