Friday, March 12, 2010

Fashion Friday: I love muslin.

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.


  1. Wow! You have just made muslin and interesting and exciting fabric. Reminds me of project runway.

  2. I loved that dress. Now if we could just make the leaves a little more durable...

  3. This is cool. I love muslin. It is fun.

    Thank you for always stopping by my blog and commenting. I really appreciate it and YOU!

  4. Wow Erica, that is so lovely :)

    You just made Muslin pop :)

    Have a wonderful weekend, T.

  5. That is an awesome dress! Beautiful!

  6. Ok you just made me fall in love with muslin AND that creation...I am in awe of how things in your hands turn into magic