Muslin is as boring as fabric can get. It is a plain weave usually greige (or un-dyed and untreated) and can vary from coarse to sheer. I find something about muslin so liberating. It is essentially the blank canvas of the fashion world. It is often used for fittings and as an aide when designing, or a predecessor to a final pattern.
Simply washing it gives it an amazing crepe texture and washing it with bleach creates a beautiful light white material that is worthy of a summer dress or a tunic style bathing suit cover
Muslin can also be dyed and treated in countless ways making the plain boring fabric so versatile that it is inspiring. I find great pleasure in taking something that looks plain and boring and turning it into something breathtaking.
Silk is stunning and I am a sucker for lace. I like crisp taffeta pleats and bows. I love slinky satin draped over a woman’s body. I even am intrigued by duck and monks cloth, but my favorite fabric by far is plain Jane boring muslin.
I look at each bolt as an opportunity.