Originally Posted by jack220
That bolt of fabric bought on the cheap (or just really old, non-sellable fabric for instance) - would it have to be similar to the suits fabric in terms of the way it drapes, weave or weight?
So the muslin fitting would consist of only the test material and no canvassing.
How would 'muslin only' affect the overall fit of the garment? since canvas, chest, shoulder piece, padding, seam reinforcement would I believe affect the shape of the cloth.
Does it matter what the test material is, relative to the suit or jackets fabric?
It is close out fabrics or damaged pieces, etc. I use canvas in my fittings. Cloth weight or similarity does not matter as I am looking for balance, sleeve pitch, etc.
Muslin is generally used for ladies and shirtings
I find my bespoke clients don't mind a few fittings the first time around, but I can do a measure and go and hit it 95% of the time, I just prefer to to pride in my craftsmanship and hit it 100%