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post #16 of 28
Despos I would tell you if he ordered more but I don't want to cause a shit storm.

sure you understand.
post #17 of 28
I don't understand
post #18 of 28
FWIW I don't see why anybody would use actual muslin to fit a shit. Might save, what, $10, and risk introducing fit problems because of how hard it is to work with as it tends to stretch more than shirtings.

Cheap check or stripe shirting would be best, I imagine.
post #19 of 28
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Originally Posted by Despos View Post
I don't understand

PMd
post #20 of 28
I use muslin for ladies suits or when using something like Guanashina.
post #21 of 28
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Originally Posted by Ataturk View Post
FWIW I don't see why anybody would use actual muslin to fit a shit. Might save, what, $10, and risk introducing fit problems because of how hard it is to work with as it tends to stretch more than shirtings.

Cheap check or stripe shirting would be best, I imagine.

Muslin comes in many weights and types.

The only time I use muslin is for the back when fitting a vest. After the fitting I use the muslin back as a press cloth.
post #22 of 28
I guess so. All the shirt-weight muslin I ever saw, though, shrank like a SOB and distorted on the bias very easily. No reason to get it when you can get striped shirting for $5 a yard.
post #23 of 28
Thread Starter 
If tailors use leftover cloth, with canvas basted, then I dont really see the need for a muslin, since in effect it would be the same as just cutting the actual cloth and doing the baste fitting. Except if the tailor's not very experienced, and doing a muslin fitting using excess cloth is to try out the pattern and see the fit?
post #24 of 28
My tailor did the first fitting of my first suit with a cheaper fabric and called it a muslin fitting. He doesn't do it anymore with me but always with new clients. I liked it because it gave an opportunity to discuss issues I didn't think of at first, like shape of the quarters.
post #25 of 28
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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%
post #26 of 28
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Originally Posted by David Reeves View Post
When I was at DQ I made a suit for Sean Combs in 2 weeks with no fittings just the initial measurement. It came out very good. I was told he was happy with it because his wardrobe manager said if he didn't like it "mr combs wouldn't wear it".

The suit may very well have been perfect, but I don't think P. Diddy's opinion of it tells us squat.
post #27 of 28
Why is everybody getting fitted for a Muslim? I don't get it. Are we talking about a thobe and bisht? They look comfortable and you probably don't have to worry as much about weight gain and loss. I want one!
post #28 of 28
Thread Starter 
I call them 'muslin fittings', eventhough technically I meant a 'test' fitting if you will, of a material or cloth different from the actual fabric. Is the canvas then transferred to the actual fabric, or a completely new one is made? Does anyone here have pictures of these fittings, with canvas basted? All I see are women... I know they are essentially the same as a normal basted fitting (if using excess cloth), but it'd be cool to have muslin where you can see the insides.
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