A while ago, I visited Exeter (UK) when DD had a dance audition to be in the musical Cats (Andrew Lloyd Webber music with T S Eliot’s cat poems.)
Whilst Beth danced, I found this great little fabric shop http://www.memefabricshop.co.uk/shop/ Meme. It had only a limited range of fabrics, but sometimes that makes the fabric that is there, stand out. The owner was great, helpful and knowledgeable.
This is what I bought:
A soft knitted wool fabric, expensive but light as a whisper – it washed beautifully too.
Wary of cutting into such wonderful cloth, I bought some fleece to make a muslin of Burda 7273
I think I count this as a wearable muslin, it is really comfy and has only a few niggles.
I made the version with the collar, reducing the size of the collar, and making a jacket length (I only bought 2m of my wool fabric.) I also added a button and loop so I can close it.
cut down collar reduced hem
I also put darts in the back to make it more fitted, I don’t think the dart position is quite right can anyone advise?
The collar does sit flat, just that Graham didn’t spot the wrinkle when he photographed. I count this as a wearable muslin, so am not worried about the sleeve insertion wrinkles – I can sort them.